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Our Special Needs Community Is Not At The Workplace As We Did Not Teach These 6 Things
What are the pieces your special need’s child needs in order to be successful in their work and in life? Throughout the course of carrying out special needs vocational training within cafes, pharmacies, law firms, restaurants, we have come to learn that our students were held back not by skil...Continue Reading
Dear Muhyiddin Yassin, I'm not shocked
I read the article about Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia's Education Minister expressing his "shock" in reaction to Malaysian students making poor international ranking in comparison to our developing neighbours. Muhyiddin lamented on how even though the government has pumped in 21% of the federal ...Continue Reading
Reasons Why Your Child is Most Successful With a Friend With Special Needs in The
Yes, this is taboo, especially in Asian culture. Can your child be successful hanging around individuals with special needs? Doesn't it just hold them back? These are typically the thoughts that run through our minds if we have typical children and they meet individuals with special needs. And t...Continue Reading
Free Play Ideas That Unleash Creativity and Imagination
In the previous post, we talked about the benefits of free play. Now the question is, how do we set up free play at home that is safe, interesting, easy to set up and take down and (somewhat) mess-free for busy parents and space constraints. All these activities allow for creativity and ...Continue Reading
5 Practical Ways to Teach Kids Time Concepts at Home
I had a question from a parent about how to teach time to her child with special needs. She showed me the types of questions from his worksheet having him calculate the duration of time. Spending my primary and secondary school life in Malaysia, I know the importance of worksheets to t...Continue Reading
One Practice that Develops Your Child's Language and Comprehension
Reading comprehension is one of those things some of us struggle to help our kids within Malaysia, and especially if you have a child on the Autism spectrum or with language and intellectual challenges, the journey takes even more patience and perseverance. There is a practice that you can t...Continue Reading
Selfie Reflection - the catalyst for learning
If there was one practice you could do to almost guarantee an upward climb in your child's growth and learning, it would be for you to engage in the simple act of reflection. The act of reflection means to take a moment, stop, look back, give thought to, consider, ask questions, gain understanding ...Continue Reading
Autism: A mom's experience with early signs, sulforaphane, siblings, school and success.
When we brought R home on the third day of his life from the hospital, we knew there was something different about him. He would cry really, really hard and all the other ways we comforted our firstborn did not work for him - except for nursing him. My nerves were frayed that day and I begged m...Continue Reading
Top 8 super SIMPLE sensory play activities for the School Holidays!
It’s almost end of the year! Your child will have about a month of school holidays! So what activities can you do during the school holidays? Here, I would like to share some simple activities I have played with my students with special needs, ranging from the ages of 4 to 10. These ideas ar...Continue Reading
5 Ways to Ease Your Child With Special Needs Into Their Environment
If you've had the task of having to ease your child with special needs into a new (or current) environment, you know how daunting it can be. You can imagine how much more nerve wrecking it is for the child having to face the unfamiliar environment. Here are a few ideas to help your child with speci...Continue Reading
8 Reasons Why Asian Children Need to Play More
Being Malaysian Chinese, and having a mother who was a straight 'A' student, driven, performance-oriented woman, giving me free time was always seen as her not doing her proper duty as a mother in making sure that I was learning. There was always a sense of guilt when I was left to do my own thing...Continue Reading
What to do if I suspect my child has special needs?
Having a teacher, relative or doctor tell you that your child may have special needs can be unnerving. The process of figuring out what to do is even more daunting. Amidst the worries and anxiety, you know that you have to take action. But where do you start? What do you do? Having seen many parent...Continue Reading
What is Autism? And what can I do?
This is a simplified explanation of what Autism is. Autism is extremely broad, and in my opinion, most fascinating! Everyone you come across with Autism is different from the other. So you can imagine what a feat it is to "sum it up" into an infographic. But nonetheless, awareness needs to go out a...Continue Reading
LemmeLearn's Community Inclusion Vocational Training
This is just a sneak peek into LemmeLearn's Community Inclusion Vocational Training. We train our students out in the community because we believe they learn best when they have hands-on practice. We also advocate towards inclusion. We believe that individuals with special needs have a place within ...Watch video
LemmeLearn Inclusion Camp 2017
This video gives you a glimpse into our 3 Day Inclusion Camp. We brought together our students with Autism and special needs with university students from the community.Watch video