EAP BLOG

Open Sea Swimming Challenge and How To Prepare For It

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, lovesomeonewithautism, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, real-life-stories, teaching-tips-tools

On 21st April 2018, two of our kiddos took part in an Open Sea swimming event at Pulau Redang, Terrengganu. This event coincided with World Autism Awareness Month 2018, and challenged the boys to swim a distance of 1km over an open sea! To prepare for the event, two of our boys, Daniel* and Sam* had to prepare at least a month in advance for the big day…

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EAP Malaysia’s Response To The Arrest of Young Man With Autism

By | autism-awareness, behaviour-handling, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, resource, social-play-skills

It is very unfortunate for both families involved in the recent incident in Kuala Lumpur, involving a 22-year old man with autism, Ahmad Ziqri, who was arrested after being accused of molesting another woman. In light of the recent events, we at EAP were asked for our perspective by a number of media reporters and so we would like to share our thoughts on the matter, as well as to recommend various strategies that would equip other individuals with autism with the expected behaviours and appropriate social skills with regards to this matter…

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Preparing Your Child With Autism For Christmas

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, behaviour-handling, events, holiday-tips, resource, teaching-tips-tools

During the Christmas season, most families may want to participate in various Christmas activities and events, however, these activities/events may be potentially challenging for a child with autism. This week on our blog, we would like to share with your some tips and strategies on how to prepare your child for Christmas.

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How To Desensitise Your Child With Autism To Sounds

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, daily-living-skills, parents-siblings-relatives-and-carers, resource, teaching-tips-tools

Some children with autism may have sound sensitivities, or tolerance issues to various sounds or loud noises. This issue can potentially be challenging, particularly if you intend to take a flight to your holiday destination. This week on our blog, we would like to share some tips and strategies on desensitising your child with autism to certain sounds, and we will be focusing on the loud sounds on an airplane.

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Preparing Your Child With Autism For A Successful Trip To The Aquarium

By | applied-behavioural-analysis, behaviour-handling, daily-living-skills, resource, teaching-tips-tools

The aquarium can be a fun and educational place for children and families to visit. Most families enjoy taking trips to the aquarium during the weekends or school holidays, and schools may also organise field trips to the aquarium. Nonetheless, going to new and unfamiliar places can be potentially challenging for children with autism. Furthermore, the aquarium can be dark and crowded during peak hours, which could trigger anxiety in children with autism.

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