Resources

Feeding Therapy

Some little babies cry, have tantrums, refuse or have difficulty (gag) during meal time. This could be caused by their lack of control over their tongue and oral muscles (i.e. jaw). Feeding Therapy can help them develop normal, effective feeding patterns with therapists working closely with parents and family members to identify their source of difficulty and develop specific treatment plans for them. Along the way, parents/caregivers will be educated on the proper feeding techniques as well to further provide consistency at home in addition to therapy sessions.

Oral-Motor Therapy

Oral-motor therapy is highly recommended for babies and children who have feeding issues, oral placement issues, and sensory issues regarding their lips, tongue, cheek etc. Oral-motor therapy is also able to help students who lack speech clarity due to weakness in jaw or tongue movement, lack abdominal strength to speak loudly, find it hard to control their voice volume tec. Our oral-motor therapists are highly trained, patient, and super friendly to children who need this therapy.

Speech & Language Therapy

SPARK’s speech assessment is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLP) and various therapy techniques are used to improve our student’s articulation, fluency, receptive, and expressive language amongst many others. We use a play-based approach for our students to learn language and communication skills so that they enjoy every moment of their learning. Books, pictures, and toys etc. are used in our sessions. Our students are also involved in group therapy once a week to enhance their social skills, communication skills, and pragmatic language skills. Sometimes, a peer’s modelling is even more effective than an adult’s!

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a modified applied behavioural analysis program designed for early non-verbal symbolic communication training.

Who is suitable to learn PECS? Children with autism, children who are echolalic (repeating every word you say without understanding them), those who have unintelligible speech, and also individuals who lack the spontaneity in communication. Although PECS trains children to communicate with others by exchanging pictures, they also learn how to build sentences on later phases, which expands their communication abilities and vocabularies.

One of the most common misconception is, “My child won’t learn how to speak if we are only using PECS.” We would like to clarify that as with any other alternative communication system, the use of PECS actually increases the likelihood of a person to become a verbal communicator as we expose them to the expansion of vocabularies, requesting and commenting opportunities throughout the day, every day. Since we practice an evidence-based approach, research have been carried out, looking at the emergence of speech in PECS users to get to the conclusion scientifically, and the results indicate that speech may well be an outcome of PECS!

Special Needs Education

The Special Needs Education department at Spark Child Centre is staffed with passionate, creative, loving, and responsible special needs education teachers. The academic module utilized for teaching students with differing levels of capabilities ensure that the knowledge learned at Spark Child Centre matches the curriculum of that in a normal, typical kindergarten/school setting. 

Dyslexia Program

Our Dyslexia Program is designed to help students with less ideal school results in subjects such as English, Malay, Mandarin, and Mathematics (Dyscalculia) to improve their reading, pronunciation, comprehension, and writing. To enhance their learning, we also incorporate Executive Functioning Training to ensure our students have better focus, more organize in doing homework, good memory abilities and able to monitor work quality to avoid mistakes.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a form of therapy that has the primary goal of enabling individuals to participate in their daily living activities, help them be independent of such skills, and carry out their occupation in a better way. As a child, their ‘occupation’ is to play and learn through play! In order to help them enjoy and perform their ‘occupation’, occupational therapists create an individualized treatment plan that is specific to each child’s own needs and abilities and aim to build a strong foundation in their focus and attention, as well as tackle the underlying sensory integration issues (if any). When they have a strong foundation, they are able to learn and absorb new information much easier and faster!

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is another form of occupational therapy that integrates proprioceptive and vestibular input, which is conducted on a therapeutic horse. Therapists utilize the movements of the horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. Building this firm foundation can help improve the neurological function and sensory processing of the student, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities. Hippotherapy also creates the opportunity to train the student’s trunk stability, focus, attention, and coordination of two sides of body.

Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training is designed specifically for children who have difficulty building meaningful friendships with peers, find it hard to express their personal needs, have anger issues, do not seem to be able to understand what others’ needs and always encounter difficulties to get along with peers. The aim of Social Skills Training is to let them learn how to regulate emotions, make friends, sustain friendships, conflict management, problem solving, and enhance their self-confidence.

Behavioural Modification

Behavioural Modification is individualized to suit each individual’s own set of goals and is conducted one-to-one based on Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) approach. Behavioural Modification aims to help a child learn alternative skills which are more appropriate and decrease the undesirable behaviour in order to improve our child’s life quality and independence.

Resources

Feeding Therapy

Some little babies cry, have tantrums, refuse or have difficulty (gag) during meal time. This could be caused by their lack of control over their tongue and oral muscles (i.e. jaw). Feeding Therapy can help them develop normal, effective feeding patterns with therapists working closely with parents and family members to identify their source of difficulty and develop specific treatment plans for them. Along the way, parents/caregivers will be educated on the proper feeding techniques as well to further provide consistency at home in addition to therapy sessions.

Oral-Motor Therapy

Oral-motor therapy is highly recommended for babies and children who have feeding issues, oral placement issues, and sensory issues regarding their lips, tongue, cheek etc. Oral-motor therapy is also able to help students who lack speech clarity due to weakness in jaw or tongue movement, lack abdominal strength to speak loudly, find it hard to control their voice volume tec. Our oral-motor therapists are highly trained, patient, and super friendly to children who need this therapy.

Speech & Language Therapy

SPARK’s speech assessment is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLP) and various therapy techniques are used to improve our student’s articulation, fluency, receptive, and expressive language amongst many others. We use a play-based approach for our students to learn language and communication skills so that they enjoy every moment of their learning. Books, pictures, and toys etc. are used in our sessions. Our students are also involved in group therapy once a week to enhance their social skills, communication skills, and pragmatic language skills. Sometimes, a peer’s modelling is even more effective than an adult’s!

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a modified applied behavioural analysis program designed for early non-verbal symbolic communication training.

Who is suitable to learn PECS? Children with autism, children who are echolalic (repeating every word you say without understanding them), those who have unintelligible speech, and also individuals who lack the spontaneity in communication. Although PECS trains children to communicate with others by exchanging pictures, they also learn how to build sentences on later phases, which expands their communication abilities and vocabularies.

One of the most common misconception is, “My child won’t learn how to speak if we are only using PECS.” We would like to clarify that as with any other alternative communication system, the use of PECS actually increases the likelihood of a person to become a verbal communicator as we expose them to the expansion of vocabularies, requesting and commenting opportunities throughout the day, every day. Since we practice an evidence-based approach, research have been carried out, looking at the emergence of speech in PECS users to get to the conclusion scientifically, and the results indicate that speech may well be an outcome of PECS!

Special Needs Education

The Special Needs Education department at Spark Child Centre is staffed with passionate, creative, loving, and responsible special needs education teachers. The academic module utilized for teaching students with differing levels of capabilities ensure that the knowledge learned at Spark Child Centre matches the curriculum of that in a normal, typical kindergarten/school setting. 

Dyslexia Program

Our Dyslexia Program is designed to help students with less ideal school results in subjects such as English, Malay, Mandarin, and Mathematics (Dyscalculia) to improve their reading, pronunciation, comprehension, and writing. To enhance their learning, we also incorporate Executive Functioning Training to ensure our students have better focus, more organize in doing homework, good memory abilities and able to monitor work quality to avoid mistakes.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a form of therapy that has the primary goal of enabling individuals to participate in their daily living activities, help them be independent of such skills, and carry out their occupation in a better way. As a child, their ‘occupation’ is to play and learn through play! In order to help them enjoy and perform their ‘occupation’, occupational therapists create an individualized treatment plan that is specific to each child’s own needs and abilities and aim to build a strong foundation in their focus and attention, as well as tackle the underlying sensory integration issues (if any). When they have a strong foundation, they are able to learn and absorb new information much easier and faster!

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is another form of occupational therapy that integrates proprioceptive and vestibular input, which is conducted on a therapeutic horse. Therapists utilize the movements of the horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. Building this firm foundation can help improve the neurological function and sensory processing of the student, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities. Hippotherapy also creates the opportunity to train the student’s trunk stability, focus, attention, and coordination of two sides of body.

Social Skills Training

Social Skills Training is designed specifically for children who have difficulty building meaningful friendships with peers, find it hard to express their personal needs, have anger issues, do not seem to be able to understand what others’ needs and always encounter difficulties to get along with peers. The aim of Social Skills Training is to let them learn how to regulate emotions, make friends, sustain friendships, conflict management, problem solving, and enhance their self-confidence.

Behavioural Modification

Behavioural Modification is individualized to suit each individual’s own set of goals and is conducted one-to-one based on Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) approach. Behavioural Modification aims to help a child learn alternative skills which are more appropriate and decrease the undesirable behaviour in order to improve our child’s life quality and independence.

Contact Us

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B-3, Jalan Teknologi 2/1B,
Signature Park, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

@2020 Spark Child Centre
@2020 Spark Child Centre

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Address:

B-3, Jalan Teknologi 2/1B,
Signature Park, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

@2020 Spark Child Centre