The Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang (CPCAP) is one of the three dedicated centres for cerebral palsy in Malaysia. CPCAP features many services ranging from academic which emphasizes on special education and also computer-assisted lessons, rehabilitation services ranging from Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Hydrotherapy. Daily morning exercise is too an integral part of our Association. Apart from all these, we too have started Practical Class. Our objective is to equip as many young adults possible towards a meaningful, and gainful employment opportunities once they leave the Centre.
Special education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially and/or emotionally delayed. This aspect of “delay,” broadly categorized as a developmental delay, signifies an aspect of the child’s overall development (physical, cognitive, scholastic skills) which place them behind their peers. Due to these special requirements, students’ needs cannot be met within the conventional classroom environment. Special education programs and services adapt content, teaching methodology and delivery instruction to meet the appropriate needs of each child.
Individual Educational Plans (IEP) are developed to meet the requirements of each child. Infrastructures are modified to adapt to each child’s needs. Children who are unable to write are taught to use assistive devices. Potential students are integrated into kindergarten and regular schools.