A Snippet of Hatching 

Our Story

Hatching Center is a center for children with special needs in Kuala Lumpur. It was set up when the founder noticed missing gaps in the education system for typical and atypical children. The founder of Hatching believes that every child should enjoy learning through play. We believe that every child should be ENABLE to PLAY, PLAY to LEARN, LEARN to GROW, GROW to EXCEL. We are here to help and prepare them for a better Quality of Life. We aimed to provide opportunities for every child to discover the potential within them.

 

Our mission is to enable children through play‐based approach in their development towards a quality of life with their families and society. Both typical and atypical children should be enabled through the different programs uniquely designed by Hatching. Part of our mission is to advocate and support different diverse communities and bring forward betterment for all.

 

Hatching Center core principle of 'Quality Rather Than Quantity' envision us to develop and provide therapists and facilitators with recognised qualifications and relevant experience in approaches. Training and development is key to our providence to ensure the quality of our services.

 

As a private institution and in line with our vision and mission, we also provide subsidies for families who are marginalized due to social‐economic conditions.

Our Team

The Hatching Center team consists of special education teachers, play therapists, clinical or educational psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist music therapist, and other professionals within Hatching Center network. Hatching Center also have a panel of visiting consultants including paediatricians, neurologists and child psychiatrists.

 

We have a comprehensive range of standardised assessments, observations and structured programmes to cater to a wide range of needs. Using this pool of resources, the team of professionals collaborates to conduct assessments and develop individualised programmes for each child or adolescent. The programmes are also planned with family involvement in mind as their participation is important in facilitating the child’s progress.

 

Early Intervention Program
Early Intervention Program
Our Offerings

We offer support for the parents and also assessment for the children. We also provide education based on individual needs and development milestone. We aimed for overachievement. We help to promote awareness among peoples on Special Needs. Focus on mental and physical health development.

Our Mission

Our commitment is to enable children through play‐based approach in their development towards leading a better quality of life with their families and society.

Our Visions
  • Play

  • Learn

  • Grow

  • Excel

and many more...

The Leads

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LOH YEE SHAN

Founder and Managing Director, Child Psychologist

“Being a Child Psychologist is rewarding, but being a Special Needs Teacher is even more fulfilling, I enjoy bringing positive impact and changes in a good way in everybody. Seeing my students growing up and improving every single day, it is a process of joy, and no other jobs will be able to give me this kind of job satisfaction. 

 

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody is always my principle. Be it special needs or neoro-typical, adult or children, we are all different in some way. To create a platform to allow everybody come together and build an inclusive environment, provide equal opportunity to play and learn, making dream come true is what Hatching about.”

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TAN LAY EAN

PA to Managing Director

Working in Hatching has not only open my mind to special needs education but has also open my heart to embrace the uniqueness of special needs children. When a special kid walks through the doors of Hatching, hope of a better quality of life awaits him/her. I know because I have seen with my own eyes the wondrous transformation that had taken place because of the untiring collaboration of the teachers, therapists, parents and caregivers. 

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LOOI WEI LI

Co-Director and Head of Speech Therapists

“I become a speech therapist because I want to help others improving their quality of life. After few years working in a busy hospital in Cheras, I still cannot find a good intervention school for my preschool and school-aged clients. In Hatching, there are full of possibilities and ways to prepare a conducive learning environment and resources for a child and their family to grow along this long yet treasured intervention journey. This is the journey of life influencing life for the future betterment holistically. This is the mission of my life. My vision is to enable the accessibility to this quality education by all the students with different learning needs in the country by implementing it at the government level.”

Grace Teo Lizhen

Co-Director of Hatching Intervention Center Singapore, Child Psychologist

“ As a clinical psychologist, my passion is to help children/teens and adults to discover their ability to help themselves and cope with a variety of emotional, developmental, and psycho-social issues. Working in a child setting, I always believe that each child has their inner strengths and talents that can be worked together with their parent and teacher to make a difference in their lives. It is also my ultimate goal to help the children and families to lead more happy and productive lives. “

TAN EI WIN

Co-Director and Head of School of PJ, Clinical Psychologist

“ As a clinical psychologist, my passion is to help children/teens and adults to discover their ability to help themselves and cope with a variety of emotional, developmental, and psycho-social issues. Working in a child setting, I always believe that each child has their inner strengths and talents that can be worked together with their parent and teacher to make a difference in their lives. It is also my ultimate goal to help the children and families to lead more happy and productive lives. “

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JEREMY YONG

Head of School of Cheras

“I started working as a teacher in learning difficulty right after I was graduated from my university 2009. Initially I was not aware there is a need for learning difficulties and I was introduced by it through my internship during my study days. At that moment I knew there is a need for male teachers and creating more awareness in this field. I realized that students are some sorts attracted to male teachers as there is little father figure displayed in the community especially in the urban area and some students are lack of interaction with male individuals. Through teaching in the beginning of my career, I realized that some children need to learn how to interact appropriately with adults regardless of gender. 

I was also motivated by the fact that there is always a stigma especially towards men who works as a teacher and also the fact that many including my family members treat individuals with learning difficulty with sympathy. I do not believe that sympathy will bring any good towards the children, the family members and the adults. I believe that creating awareness and educate the public is important for both the society and people with learning difficulty to grow. 

 

I believe that empowering individuals with learning difficulty by allowing them to be part of the contributing society gives them confident and self-assured that they are more than capable living independently instead of being restricted by the diagnosis since the very beginning of their lives.”

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NUR HIDAYATUL AKMA BT ROSNI

Head of Occupational Therapists

“I love to be an Occupational Therapist because I could learn from others about life from a different perspective.

 

Sometimes we thought we know what they have been through but each family have their own stories and their unique ways of handling it. That uniqueness makes my day amazing! Working with kids is always fun!”

ALIAA ASSYAMIMI BT HASHIM

Physiotherapist

“I was 23 years old when I started working as a physiotherapist, some people ask me “What does the physiotherapist do?” and they think physiotherapist just all about massaging people. Truth to be told, I always lost my nerve and ended by saying physiotherapist more than just massage the body tissue, a physiotherapy will analyze body posture, movement and as well as muscle strength. 

 

However, my journey as physiotherapist began when I started to be pediatrics physiotherapy. One of my little CP patients ask me why he can’t walk, but his eldest brother can walk and play football. Little that he knows, he was suffering incomparable in any other form, but he worked hard really and inspired everyone. He was a very incredible little human. Although this happened several years ago, but it was that moment, I realize I want to become a physiotherapist.

 

Physical therapist is importance for people to recover from injuries by ensuring exercise their muscle throughout the treatment. I believe with the correct techniques and proper care, the kids will be able to live an altered lives. I worked with parents and the kids to create unique and customize movement regimen designed to encourage better function.

 

To be a physiotherapist will require years of education and training, and I am prepared for the hard work and challenges that lie ahead. For me, becoming physiotherapist will give patient quality of life regardless of the circumstance they are in, and I will continue my dedication to help and encourage them to live to fullest and be amazing.” 

TUAN NORZIANA BT MEGAT HALIM

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

“Salah satu sebab kenapa saya memilih untuk bekerja dibawah special education adalah kerana special education dapat memberi kesan yang positif kepada kehidupan kanak-kanak teristimewa, masalah kelewatan perkembangan dan masalah gangguan pembelajaran. Bekerja dengan individu yang berkeperluan khas membawa pelbagai cabaran dan peluang yang unik. Mengajar mereka membuatkan saya gembira setiap hari. Pekerjaan ini juga dapat memberi impak yang positif dan dapat membantu setiap pelajar untuk berkembang, memperolehi kemahiran dan berusaha untuk bekerja secara independence. <TO TEACH IS TO TOUCH A LIFE FOREVER>.”

ENG SOO MENG

Mandarin Teacher

“<每个特殊小孩都有自己的一个世界,那是不为世俗所定义的世界,每天的我就像在看万花筒,他们会向我展现各种世界的花样。>我想当一名老师,陪着他们一起成长,陪着他们一起进步一点,再进步一点。虽然在学校里的生活有多丰富,老师的工作就会有多忙碌,但这些忙碌都可以使小孩越变越好。每天和他们生活在一起都会被他们的天真烂漫给感染,这是在成人世界中难得可贵的。我给了孩子知识,而他们给我的是一种人生价值。这就是为什么我想当一名老师。”

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NG PIK KWAN

Music Teacher

"I first started teaching music with a group of children, and I found them adorable and lively.  One of the children grabbed my attention one day, he was “naughty” and hyperactive.  Whenever he is in the class, he would be running in the classroom, despite me calling him.  He would look at me and would never stop.  I could not figure out what makes him behave as such, but from there I try to understand him.  Teaching children with special needs in music, it is definitely not a simple task at all.  They just learn differently.  If an ordinary children can learn music, why not them."

Early Intervention Program, Homeschool, Vocational
Early Intervention Program, Homeschool, Vocational
Early Intervention Program, Homeschool, Vocational
Early Intervention Program, Homeschool, Vocational
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