Mobile library offers play therapy for ‘special children’

|     Syazwani Hj Rosli     |

IN CONJUNCTION with the 33rd anniversary of the Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, KACA officially launched its first Mobile Play Library yesterday that offers a ‘play therapy’ concept in helping children with disabilities.

The guest of honour, KACA President Dato Paduka Haji Zainal bin Haji Momin, officiated the Mobile Play Library’s launching.

Also present was KACA Managing Director Haji Abdul Alim bin Haji Othman.

Haji Abdul Alim said the play therapy concept aimed to support communication among special needs children to encourage them to play together and enhance social adaptation. It also aimed to strengthen their psycho motor performance as well as self-help skills.

Among the games and activities offered in the play therapy mobile library are dolls, sands, clay, balls, baseball, bean bags, roll tyres, frawing, singing and dancing.

He explained that the mobile library service will be held in a pilot phase starting January next year and will offer its service every three weeks to all KACA centres including the Tutong branch and Kuala Belait branch. More visits will be conducted upon requests from the children’s parents and guardians.

The event continued with a tour of the mobile library and ended with a group photo session.

Guest of honour Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) President Dato Paduka Haji Zainal bin Haji Momin and KACA Managing Director Haji Abdul Alim bin Haji Othman at the launching of KACA’s Mobile Play Library. – SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI