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The National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC) invites you to participate in its 5th national conference.

WHO ARE WE?  The NECIC is a coalition of parents, practitioners and professionals from NGOs and government agencies involved in advocacy with policy makers for early childhood intervention as a Right.  We are keen to enhance the learning and development of children with special needs, increase support to families and ensure family centered practices and inclusion at all levels.

Date:   4 – 7 June 2014
Venue: Kolej Sains Kesihatan Bersekutu (KSKB) Sultan Azlan Shah, Ulu Kinta, Perak, Malaysia

Programme Highlights



4 June, Wednesday

5 June, Thursday

6 June, Friday

7 June, Saturday

Inspiring Parents to be Involved

Inclusive Education, Advocacy & Needs beyond EIP

Sharing our Pain, Behavioral Management, Skills transfer

Policy & Managers

Interactive Sessions

5 June, Thursday

6 June, Friday

7 June, Saturday

Assessment of learning difficulties – Overview

Managing disruptive ADHD behaviours at home and in the classroom

Dealing with Dyslexia – Assessment

Running a disability service & working with NGOs

Drooling – what can be done

Assessment of learning difficulties – “Other” conditions

Autism: Medical vs Alternative Interventions

Dealing with Dyslexia – Options for support

Assessment of communication disorders for the non-speech therapist

Assessment of learning difficulties – What next, options for support

Autism & co-morbids – dealing with problems in older children (depression, aggressive behavior)

Constipation & Sleep Disturbance

Research in disability – learning to evaluate our services meaningful

Invited Speakers




Tim Moore

Senior Research Fellow (with psychology background) of Community Child Health Research Group, at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and the Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH)


Robynne Moore

Counselling and Educational and Developmental Psychologist worked with children and families where disability is present, and has a keen interest in helping families to find ways to sustain themselves as they engage with the challenges of raising a child with a disability.


Jill Sewell

Consultant paediatrician and Deputy Director of the Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Associate Director of Clinical Servies.


Francesca Bieren

Speech Therapist & Teacher

Author of our speech book - “What you can do to help – Assisting Your Child’s Language Development”

Author of “A spectrum of light, inspirational interviews with families affected by autism”

New Zealand





Foo Suan Peen
Melanie Chan

Senior Psychologists at Child Development Unit, Children’s Medical Institute – National University Hospital Singapore


Henry Chao-Chen Lin

A cellist who has 4 daughters, the older 2 having special needs


Hu Xiu Shuo

Assistant Professor of Child Care and Family Studies in Shu-Te University, Taiwan


Prof Angela Fawcett

Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship
Academic Director of Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Chair and Director of the Centre for Child Research Centre for Child Research, School of Human Sciences Swansea

United Kingdom

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