We are continuing to appeal to our readers and visitors to donate to our work of running two centres. The annual budget is RM120,000 (USD38,000) for 2014 and 2015 and will grow higher as we recruit more staff and take in additional trainees.

Please make payment to 'Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan' with your name and address on a cover slip so we can mail you our official receipt. All donations from April 1 2011 will be exempted from taxation by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. Please send the payment to:

The Treasurer, Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan, 381, Jalan Kenanga 1, Taman Bukit Chedang, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Learning Disability Explored

Simply stated, it means a deficiency in one's ability to learn 'normally'. Sometimes we use the description 'Slow Learner' to describe such a person. On the surface a LD person looks quite normal. The following is taken from Wikipedia:

Individuals with a learning disability may isolate themselves from society as they may feel:

1. Ashamed of the types of difficulties they struggle with, such as poor literacy skills, attention or memory difficulties
2. Fear of failure, criticism, ridicule or rejection
3. Fear that others may think that they are stupid or incapable
4. Ashamed that they are unable to read or that they have poor handwriting
5. Left out of every day discussions due to lack of understanding
6. Depressed
7. Alone

Here at PBS we try to bring the LD person out of his dark world and open up a new vista for him to explore. It is not surprising that those LD trainees at our centre show capabilities previously thought impossible. We want our trainees to experience a life that respect their whole being and not focus on their shortcomings.

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