- Difficulty making friends
- Difficulty understanding people’s intentions
- Difficulty taking instructions in a group
- Difficulties accepting changes
- Appears to be in their own world
- Plays in a repetitive or restricted way
- Inflexible thinking
- Difficulty learning
- Clumsy or uncoordinated
- Over or under sensitive to noise or touch
- Often inattentive
- Does not follow instructions
- Easily distracted
- Often on the move or fidgets
- Often noisy or talks excessively
- Often impulsive
- Difficulty understanding consequences
- Difficulty waiting for their turn
- Difficulty learning
- Difficulty making friends
- Slow progress in reading, writing and maths
- Tries hard but shows poor results
- Does not understand instructions
- Short concentration span
- Unable to complete work
- Unwilling to try
- Poor self esteem
- Disorganised and loses things
- Messy work
- Misbehaves to get attention
- Accept that the child has difficulties
- Break down challenging tasks into smaller steps
- Use visual approaches and communication
- Use multisensory methods of teaching
- Recognise the child’s strengths and praise efforts
- Consult specialists - doctors, psychologists, therapists and nutritionist
- Be more involved in their learning
- Help caregivers and family members understand the child’s difficulties
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
Early intervention means doing things as early as possible to help a child with learning differences manage their life more effectively. After a diagnosis, it is important for parents and caregivers to quickly find support to help them understand and navigate the journey ahead. Early intervention can include therapy as well as specialised support focussing on development, education and health.
Being able to regulate emotions is a key milestone in a child’s development. Emotional regulation (or self regulation) involves the ability to manage one’s emotions and limit impulsive behaviour. This includes knowing how to resist disproportionate reactions to unpleasant stimuli, knowing how to calm down, be flexible, to adjust to change, and to handle frustrations with control. Emotional regulation can be taught through isolating the skill and providing opportunities to practice it - rather than avoiding difficult situations all together.
With more and more children relying on screens and devices for entertainment, it is becoming more common for children to find socialisation challenging. Children with learning differences often have difficulty interpreting social situations and need help understanding them. Tools that can support social and emotional learning include the use of social stories, increasing self and social awareness, learning social cues, building relationships and nurturing responsibility.
Independent life skills, even for a young child, is important for growth and development. Important life skills for a child include basic self care like bathing, brushing teeth, getting dressed, eating independently, tidying up, doing house chores and more.
Preparing your learning different child for school is a complex process and planning should start as early as possible. It is important to know what is important to your child and what makes them anxious. An experienced psychologist, therapist or health professional can help with refusal to go to school, handwriting and homework difficulties, exam preparation, social and emotional challenges and more.
For enrollment and exam accommodations, schools will typically ask for a detailed assessment and diagnosis of your child’s learning difference. Oasis Place is a preferred provider of standardised assessments for a number of local and international schools in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. We are well versed in the requirements of the Malaysia Ministry of Education (MOE) and work closely with school administrators, doctors, allied health professionals and parents to get the best possible outcome for the child.
Oasis Place is a Malaysian MENSA approved testing partner to diagnose and support individuals with an IQ in the top 2%.
A place of love and nurturing, Oasis Place is the heart of change in Malaysia and beyond.We host a number of 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.
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, therapists and counsellors - any time or place that suits you. Sounds good? Reach out to us today. We are here to help.
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.