October 1, 2018

Communication for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) does not come easily. There is a varying degree of how much speech a child has, from non-verbal to having speech but rarely speaking spontaneously or speaking a lot without keeping in context...

June 3, 2018

Communication Temptation is a program whereby environments or situations are arranged in order to tempt children to communicate. The objectives of Communication Temptation are to increase a student's desire to communicate, make communication fun, establis...

April 11, 2018

It has been found that many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) tend to wander away from safe settings. They have little to no sense of danger. Risks are increased according to autism severity and many children with autism who tend to wander find...

April 11, 2018

In conjunction with Autism Awareness month this April, we have asked our amazing therapists at Autism Link Malaysia to tell us something interesting about their kids or their job as a therapist. Here is a collection of all their inspiring quotes.

March 25, 2018

Observational learning is taught during therapy sessions to help students with Autism learn to attend or pay attention without direct instruction. Concepts or information is acquired by students through listening and watching others. This learning process...

March 25, 2018

According to the DSM-5, Autism is characterised by social communication and behaviour deficits.

1. Social Communication Deficits

(A) Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity:

      - Lack of reciprocal conversations

      - Minimal sharing of intere...

March 7, 2018

Although there is much debate regarding the treatment of Autism (ASD) in Malaysia, we believe that children with autism can actually progress to a level of functioning where they become indistinguishable

February 19, 2018

There are some issues associated to working with older children on the spectrum (ASD) such as:

  1. Behaviour Problems

  2. Physical Size

  3. Longer time for behaviours to become established

  4. May need to address priority behaviours

  5. Fragmented skil...

February 19, 2018

There is a common misconception that Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy in Malaysia is too rigid. However, at Autism Link Malaysia, our ABA approach is child-centered and naturalistic. We utilise many ways to keep our therapy sessions natural, fun a...

February 14, 2018

Some of the objectives in teaching children with Autism (ASD) motor skills include:

  • Increasing balance, strength and coordination

  • Developing and increasing awareness of body orientation in space

  • Increasing fine motor control and visual motor...

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