Is This for Special Needs Children too?

Kids Program, Videos

More than a month ago, I mentioned about a workshop which my boys attended. The results achieved after the 2 days workshop made my parenting life so much easier. See blog post “Your Child Needs This

Ever since that blog post went live, I received emails of all sorts, but one question came up quite often: “Is This For Special Needs Children too?”

My answer is “Yes and No”.

No, I am not trying to be cheeky. *laugh* Let me explain.

If your child has:

  1. ADHD
  2. ADD
  3. ASD
  4. DCD
  5. SID
  6. Dyslexia
  7. Seizure
  8. Global Delayed
  9. Learning Disability
  10. Speech/Visual/Hearing impaired

do let me know.

I would arrange for a private meeting for you and your child with the Chief Trainer. I understand that many parents with special needs children have their personal concerns and would prefer to have a one-to-one session than join the crowd in the Preview.

After the one-to-one session with the Chief Trainer, she will be able to assess your child and let you know if your child is suitable for the workshop. The Chief Trainer is someone with a Big Heart and has many years of experience with special needs children.

So you can rest assure that she knows what she is doing. You will be there with your child during the one-to-one session, so you can ask all the questions you want. *smile*

Which is why my answer to that question is “Yes and No”. “Yes” your child with special needs can join the workshop when the Chief Trainer says “Yes”; and “No” when the Chief Trainer thinks otherwise after the assessment.

I thought it would be good to do a proper post to address this question which kept popping up after “Your Child Needs This” blog post was posted.

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With that said, I came across this video of an Autistic teenager, Carly Fleischmann, and sincerely hope in my heart that one day, all parents with Autistic kids would be able to truly understand the world that their child is in.

Now that her book ‘Carly’s Voice‘ is published, I think it will help many parents with Autistic kids.

Meet Carly….

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ArtSense

Kids Program

My boys love art and crafts. The creative side of them is pretty prominent. However, with so much school work and school activities, I refused to give them more opportunities to explore that talented part of them.

I think the only time I did was when I sent Keatkeat to a short 1 hour one-to-one open workshop at an art shop when he was 5 years old and during the school holidays last December for the two days class.

After that class, Keatkeat said, “Mommy, I really like to draw. Can you send me to more drawing classes?”

Oh well, I am still SERIOUSLY considering….

Anyhow, I found out about this art school and I thought you might want to check it out too, if you are looking for an art school to send your child to. Here’s what ArtSense has to say:

ArtSense is an art school catered to children ages 3 -12. What makes
ArtSense different is the process of creating art.

Inspired by Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, our
programme addresses the Multiple Intelligence in children which
focuses on spatial, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence.

Art is beyond the drawing board, as such, our programmes focus mainly
on 3D Art which not only expands the child’s creativity and
imagination but also builds dexterity and motor functions.

Arts and Crafts is not just about creating something new; it is a
continuous process of re-creating things around us. Therefore, we use
mainly recyclable items as our craft materials. This urges the
children to use their imagination and at the same time educates the
children on respecting our environment.

They are having an Open House Event

Venue: ArtSense Studio – 318 Tanglin Road, Blk B, #01-37. (Phoenix
Park)

Date: 12th of February 2012, Sunday

Timing: 1pm to 2pm / 2pm to 3pm / 3pm to 4pm

* Per session – 6 children – per age group
* 3 to 5yrs / 6 to 8yrs / 9 to 12yrs

You would need to RSVP by 5th February 2012 to hello@artsensestudio.net or buzz them at 6733 6435. .

ArtSense

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