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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
WORKSHOP: PARENTING CHIDLREN WITH ADHD
Are you having difficulty to handle your active child? Do you want your parenting become more efficient? If the answer is yes, then we should speak.
Ding Child Psychology Centre is organizing a parenting workshop for parents/caregivers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This workshop is a breakthrough as it is first ever conducted by clinical psychologists. This workshop will be conducted on three different Saturdays in three consecutive months of July, August and September 2015.
You will benefit from the following when attending this workshop:
- Better understanding about ADHD
- Executing positive strategies to manage your child’s behaviour
- Knowing about parent and child stress management
- Gaining professional advice and supports
In view of limited seats available, your early registration is most welcome. Kindly confirm your attendance as soon as possible and make your payment before 5th June 2015 as you will entitle for an early bird discount. We hereby attached the workshop details and the speakers’ profiles.
The details of the workshop which is as follows:
Date: 11th July 2015 (Saturday),
12th September 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: DING CHILD PSYCHOLOGY CENTRE SDN BHD19B, Jalan SS21/56B, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
If you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to call us at 03-77276628 or 019-2020318,or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to your participation.
Together We Manage Children’s Behaviour Difficulties Positively
Selina Ding Wai EngConsultant Clinical Psychologist
Consultant Educational Psychologist
M.Clin. Psych (UKM), M.Ed. (Ed. Psych) (UM)
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
“I see things from a different perspective”, “When I am reading, occasionally a passage will get all jumbled up, but when it happens I have to read and re-read the passage”, “I know what I want to say, but I can never find the right words”, “I know what I want to say, but I can never find the right words”1.These are the common statements to describe the feelings of dyslexic children.
Dyslexia is an alternative term used to refer to a pattern of learning difficulties. It is one of a family of Specific Learning Difficulty that makes children struggle in academic performance, especially problems with accurate or fluent word recognition, poor decoding, and poor spelling abilities2. Dyslexia is not a disease, but it is just a barrier in learning that affects individuals3. In Malaysia, it is estimated that about 45,000 children between the age of five and six who are dyslexic, and every five children out of 100 are likely to be dyslexic4.
Dyslexia often co-occurs with related conditions, such as mathematics impairment (dyscalculia) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc2. Moreover, children with dyslexia may also show weaknesses in areas such as language development, verbal memory, speed of processing, time perception, organisation, and sequencing5. It is a lifelong, usually genetic, inherited condition and affects around 5% to 15% among school-age children across different languages and cultures2. Children with dyslexia are always being labelled as lazy or not very bright due to their chronic academic failure.
Nevertheless, having dyslexia does not mean that their ability to learn is below average6. Indeed, many people with dyslexia are brilliant and motivated to learn despite a weakness in literacy skills. They are described to take different mental route or atypical way of thinking7, sometimes gifted or productive, to learn and tackle the given task. On the positive side, some dyslexic children have strong visual, curious, creative, and problem solving skills8 and are prominent among entrepreneurs, inventors, architects, engineers and in the arts and entertainment world. Many famous and successful people are dyslexic, such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Leonardo Da Vinci, Richard Branson, Tom Cruise, Lee Kwan Yew, Whoopi Goldberg and so forth.
The difficulties of dyslexic experience could be reduced by receiving appropriate intervention and support9. Ding Child Psychology Centre (DCPC) has developed Dyslexia and Remedial English programmes to help children with dyslexia. If you are dyslexic, or think you might be dyslexic, or if you are concerned about others who suspected to have dyslexic, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to give help.
1British Dyslexia Association. How it feels to be dyslexic. Retrieved from
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyslexic/dyslexia-and-specific-difficulties-overview#How it feels to be Dyslexic
2American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
3Muhammad W., Ruzanna, W.M., Vijayaletchumy, S., Aziz, A., Yasran, A., Rahim, A., & Normaliza. (2011). Dyslexia in the aspect of Malay Language Spelling. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(21), 266-268.
4Ministry of Malaysian Education (MOE). (2013). Retrieved from
5Snowling, M. J. & Hulme, C. (2012). Annual research review: The nature and classification of reading disorders – a commentary on proposals for DSM-5. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53(5), 593–607.
6Snowling, M. J. (2000). Dyslexia (2nd ed.). Oxford, England: Blackwell.
7Siegel, L.S. (2006). Perspectives on dyslexia. Peadiatrics Child Health, 11(9), 581-587.
8Chakravarty, A. (2009). Taare Zameen Par and dyslexic savants. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 12(2), 99-103.
9Oga, C. & Haron, F. (2012). Life experiences of individuals living with dyslexia in Malaysia: a phenomenological study. Social and Behavioural Sciences, 46, 1129-1133.