Johor Cerebral Palsy Association manages a Special Education School, a Vocational Training Class, and a comprehensive Habilitation and Rehabilitation Department. A Production Workshop is also available for graduates from the school who are unable to get employment in the open market.
Our focus is very much on early intervention. Research shows that the earlier a child with cerebral palsy receives specialist therapy, the greater the impact on the child’s future outcomes. Where resources allow, we see older children up to the age of 18.
Read on to find out more about our School Programmes and other services.
01 Services −
The following programs are provided at our Special School:
From Ages 5-6
Children are enrolled in Pre-school / EIP for two years. The programme includes learning and social interaction through play and regular therapy sessions.
Upon completion of Pre-School, streaming is carried out based on Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children who are academically inclined to Mainstream Education (KSSR) and Special Education Curriculum for others.
From Ages 7-12
The KSSR program for mainstream school is suggested for children who are academically inclined to prepare them for the UPSR examination. Upon passing, the children are enrolled for Mainstream Secondary schools or Vocational School education. There will be regular follow ups by our Association to ensure a smooth transition for our graduates.
From Ages 7-15
The Special Education program is tailored to the individual child’s abilities and needs with emphasis on functional skills besides academic subjects and ongoing therapeutic intervention. Upon completion they will attend vocational training classes at the Association.
From Ages 16-18
The vocational program is an individual skills training program based on assessment and development of functional abilities, as well as social and independent living skills training.
The program prepares the teenagers for employment either at our workshop, in the open market, or further Vocational Training at the Government Special Vocational School. Here too, our Vocational team ensures a smooth transition with regular follow-up sessions.
Participation in co-curricular activities such as Sports, Scouts, Girl Guides and Hobby Clubs are encouraged. Children who excel in sports are identified and trained to participate at District and National Special Sports events.
A Boccia team is one of the biggest sporting team events for persons with Cerebral Palsy and training is held on a regular basis.
02 − Services
A team of dedicated Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech therapists, and Therapy Aides provide the habilitation and rehabilitation services.
They assess, plan and treat infants, children, teenagers, and young adults with multiple disabilities.
During School Hours – 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
A team of dedicated Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech therapists and Therapy Aides provide the habilitation/rehabilitation services. They assess, plan and treat infants, children, teenagers and young adults with multiple disabilities.
After School Hours – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dedicated to out-patients who are referred from the government and private hospitals.
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, three times a week
- Community Outreach services for children with any disability are available during Extended hours.
- Hydrotherapy two times a month for Outpatients.
Play is a very important part of therapy and often your child may not realise they are having therapy as they are ’just having fun’ while building confidence in themselves.
Music and Movement therapy focuses on using musical instruments and singing to develop the innate rhythm on body movements, social skills, language and communication skills. Group Sessions are incorporated into the School program. Sessions are also available for Outpatient and Extended hours.
03 − Services
After 2 years of vocational training, the teenagers are ready for probation and later employment at the workshop based on their abilities and skills. They produce handicrafts or carry out assembly line work. Life skills training continues and some are trained in Housekeeping and Hospitality.
Completed products are sold and are a source of income for the employees. Those who are skilled and have the aptitude for open employment are encouraged to look for job placements.
04 − Services
Dental and Medical
All our children receive regular Dental Check-ups and Health Screenings from Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Hospital Sultan Ismail and Klinik Pesakit Luar Mahmoodiah.
Living with CP
CPJ’s past students share their experiences with us and their hopes for the center in the future.
Lim Ship Miao
Hey, my name is Lim Ship Miao. I love listening to music, learning new skills and travelling to different places.
Living with CP is a fight everyday, but as long everyone willing to learn, never give up and has access to the same equality and opportunities, we can live a successful and fulfilling life. My dream for CPJ is to help more children and adults, whether in education or training, no matter their background. It won’t be easy but if we all work together, we can make this dream a reality.
Hello, readers! My name is Rehana Bakhrudin and I am 31 years old this year. Currently, I work from home as a volunteer online tutor. I teach Bahasa Malaysia to foreigners using Facebook as a teaching medium. I love reading and writing and my favourite books are comics, novels, encyclopedias, and manga.
As an adult with CP, life is not as easy as people think. I face many challenges such as speech problems, limitations with movement (I use my knees to move around), and much more. The spirit and heart of people like me are to be strong. Because those affected by CP are not tools to be used for some agenda. We are human too. My hope for CPJ (my first school) is to produce more outstanding students and help them be their best selves.
Muhammad Farid bin Anuar
Hi, my name is Muhammad Farid bin Anuar and I’m 26 years old. I currently reside in Pahang. I was a student at CPJ from 2000 till 2008.I was blessed to have teachers that provided me with great life skills to adapt as an individual diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. They also me to pursue my academic studies and as a result, I continued my studies to a higher academic level.
Now, I’m a graduate with a degree in Event Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia. I hope that CPJ continues its good job providing children with CP proper skills and abilities in order to improve their lives.