Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking is truly profound. All of us at Hils Learning have taken Michelle’s courses and find them of enormous benefit in dealing with many kinds of learners, not just those with diagnoses of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, but also those individuals with ADHD. A few days ago a teenager with Asperger’s attending our centre exclaimed in surprise, “I see now, Social Thinking is not an option” and this was during his SECOND session at Hils Learning. What an amazing breakthrough!
Awareness is growing rapidly – a new fundraising organisation, KidsCare was launched and a big Rotary dinner held in aid of children with learning difficulties – all in the space of two weeks! It’s so exciting to see what is happening here in Malaysia. The word is out – learning difficulties of all kinds need to be addressed in many ways and there is an eagerness and willingness to learn more and make change happen.
Latest ABWM magazine July/August has a two page centre spread about Hils Learning. This is the second published article about us this year! Special Needs/Dyslexia/Asperger’s/ Learning Difficulties/Autism etc are making headlines!
Susan Hollar, a specialist speech pathologist from USA is planning to visit in October and give a talk on ADHD and language. Susan has a wide range of experience in Autism and learning difficulties. This is a topic that I’m sure will interest many parents as well as Special Needs professionals. When dates and times are confirmed we will keep everyone informed but in the meantime don’t forget to register your interest in our visiting speakers by registering your email address on our web page.
And also in 2010 Steve Chinn is returning – he promises to come in November and again as soon as we have definite dates and times, we will publish them. All those who learned so much about dyscalculia last year and have been waiting for his return will be delighted that we have once again managed to entice him back. Specialist centres in UK who have been trying to capture him to speak for years are really envious and have told us how lucky we are! We know we are, for last year we learned so much about dyslexia, dyscalculia and learning difficulties and Steve was such an entertaining speaker that we really enjoyed the sessions with him.