I am Autistic or Learning Different

If you are autistic or have a learning difference, the right therapy and tools can help you manage it and get more out of life. No matter where you are on your journey, you can start by taking the Oasis Place Self Screening Tests. It’s simple, convenient and only takes 5 minutes. From there, you can decide whether you want to seek further professional help or not.


 
 
Do I have a learning difference?

It is not uncommon for people to go through life without a proper diagnosis of autism or another learning difference. The only way to really know is to get a proper diagnosis from a trained professional. If you have not yet been properly diagnosed, a good place to start is the Oasis Place Self Screening Tests. It’s simple, convenient and only takes 5 minutes. From there, you can decide if you want to seek further professional help or not.

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Screening, Assessment & Diagnosis
Step 1: Screening

If you are an adult and are considering getting a proper diagnosis for autism or another learning difference, a great place to start is the Oasis Place Self Screening Tests. It’s simple, convenient and only takes 5 minutes.

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Step 2: Assessment

For an autism or learning difference assessment with our team of experienced psychologists, the following information may be required:

  • Family history of the individual
  • Home, school, workplace, clinic and/or community observations
  • Standardised assessments conducted directly with the individual
  • Standardised questionnaires for a parent or caretaker
Step 3: Diagnosis

It is important to remember that autism and learning differences vary greatly from person to person. For an autism diagnosis, psychologists will typically look for the following signs:

  • Repetitive and different behaviours, moving the body in different ways
  • Strong interest in one topic or subject
  • Preferences for routine and dislike of change
  • Social interaction challenges - difficulty with relationships or making friends
  • Unusual reactions to sight, sound, smell, touch or taste
What Happens After a Diagnosis?

After a diagnosis, you will meet again with our team of practitioners (onsite or online) who will recommend an individualised plan based on the assessment findings. Our therapies are carefully and thoughtfully customised to address each individual’s specific needs. This ensures a faster and smoother journey to meet your specific personal goals. Remember, wherever you are on your journey, it’s never too late to get help. And the sooner you can get help, the better the outcome will be.

What Type of Support Can I Get?

Our psychological and therapeutic services include:
Psychology Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Nutritional Advice and Continuous Education.

Additional transdisciplinary approaches and Oasis Place tailored programmes include:

  • Social Programmes - Quest Buddies and Social Buddies
  • School Holiday Programmes - Social Discoverers, Social Code Breakers and Language Camps
  • Tailored Intensive Programmes - College Transition and Study Skills
  • Independent Life Skills Workshops - Quest Oasis
  • Malaysia Day Camp and Malaysia Day Bootcamp
  • Peer Support Groups - Being Me, Combatting The Jitters and Parent Circle
Social Skills & Relationships

Interacting with others in a social setting may cause anxiety and stress for individuals with learning differences. At Oasis Place, we support social-emotional learning for all ages through programmes from Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking, Zones of Regulation, Alert Program, SEL (Systemic Social and Emotional Learning) and more.

In addition, we collaborate with Best Buddies Malaysia and other community partners. Together, we aspire to educate the wider community about the importance of social acceptance, inclusion and neurodiversity at home, school and the workplace.

Stress, Anxiety, Mental Health & Well-Being

Evidence shows that 50-70% of individuals with learning differences also experience mental health concerns like stress, anxiety and depression. At Oasis Place, we place our clients’ mental health and well-being as an utmost priority. Our team of health professionals and therapists work collaboratively to find the best transdisciplinary solutions to help clients learn the skills to manage life more easily.

Events & Programmes

A place of love and nurturing, Oasis Place is the heart of change in Malaysia and beyond. We host regular events, workshops and programmes for children, parents, educators and health professionals to help the learning different community grow and thrive. Ready to jump on board? Check out our current and past events here.

Events & Programs
Online Therapy with OPConnect

Ready to seek help but prefer to do it from home, school or work? OPConnect is your gateway to all the assessments and therapies you need online. All you need is a computer with a camera, a microphone and internet connection. We use a range of videoconferencing applications including WhatsApp, Facetime, Skype and Zoom. You can connect safely and conveniently to all our psychologists and therapists - any time or place that suits you. Sounds good? Reach out to us today. We are here to help.

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We Are Here For You

Oasis Place is Malaysia’s largest transdisciplinary intervention centre specialising in emotional and clinical psychology therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy and nutritional advice. Our team of experienced psychologists and therapists can assess and treat a range of learning and mental health issues including Autism, ADHD, Asperger's, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, global developmental delay, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, stress and more. It’s never too late to seek help. To find out more about how Oasis Place can help you or a loved one, please reach out to us. We are here to help.

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  • Parent of an ADHD son
    Oasis Place has everything under one roof - from Psychologists, Speech Therapy. Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy. I managed to get all the support I needed here. They have greatly contributed to the development and improvement of my child's condition.
    Parent of an ADHD son