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Title: Dr Lawson, Lin Chao Chen to speak at public forums tonight
Date: 08-Jun-2012
Source/Author: The Borneo Post

Dr Lawson, Lin Chao Chen to speak at public forums tonight

SIBU: The National Early Childhood Intervention Conference will host two public forums tonight (Friday) at Kingwood Hotel, one in English and the other in Mandarin.

Chairperson of the conference’s scientific programme committee Chew Siok Cheng said this would be a rare chance for the public to learn about the care of disabled children.

She added that both forums would be held simultaneously at 7pm and will be presented by foreign speakers.

She said Australian Dr Wendy Lawson, an autistic person, would give the talk in English held at the Empress Ballroom. Her topic is “Life and learning with autism spectrum”.

Taiwanese Lin Chao Chen will give the talk in Mandarin at Rimwood and his topic is “My angel.”

Dr Wendy, in her presentation, will explore specific learning styles for autistic children.

“Dr Wendy believes autism spectrum means using specific cognitive processes for individuals to comprehend and make
sense of their world,” informed Chew.

She said the presentation would be aimed at giving ideas based on Lawson’s personal experiences and on her research.

In Lin’s sharing, the Taiwanese musician will give a touching testimony based on the building of love in his family.

He and his wife Siaw Ya Wen have four children, the eldest two of whom are slow in learning.

Chew said the couple spent so much time giving the best to them but they ended up exhausted.

“It is through the love and support of the church group that the couple managed to experience freedom and love.”

The Lins have been parents for seven years since their eldest daughter was born and have had the joy of hearing their second daughter called them “mum and dad”. They have also seen much progress in the learning of these two children.

Chew called on parents and those who care for the disabled not to miss the chance, saying the discussions would open a new hope in life for the disabled.

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