On the right track
Chee came to St Nicholas home on 13th July 2009. Today he is mproving his skills at the DBMH program step by step towards a richer future.
Chee and his younger brother are born as twins. His father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. Due to applying to much oxygen during the incubator stage, Chee was born as a premature baby. He has Rententions Pigmentosa and is mentally challenged. His father says that it is his biggest dream to see his child become independent and taking care of himself.
When Chee arrived at our Home, he could not climb up and down the staircase with trailing, fix puzzles with different types of puzzles with a variety of shapes, tell what he had for breakfast, recognize days by using symbols in the calendar system, move around to the next teacher, call out friends names during group activities in the toy library, wash hands before and after the tea break, wash his cups and plates after morning tea break, clean the table, walk from the classroom to dormitory, field or toilet, identify directions left and right or identify big and small objects.
Chee made lots of progression in the past six months at St. Nicholas' Home. Nowadays, he eats and drinks on his own and dresses himself with little help. He is able to brush his teeth with minimum assistance.
In addition, Chee developed his vocational skills further in being able to identify bottles and caps and able to screw a bottle cap on the right place. His sensory motor skills are improved through training. Today he is able to arrange marbles in the right place in class and is able to identify different shapes. His communication skills have progressed.
Moving around to the teacher, recognizing the days, telling what he had for breakfast and calling out friends names are no longer obstacles for Chee. Fine motor and gross motor skills have improved. He can fix all sort of different puzzles and climb up and down the staircase independently. Chee also overcame some mobility problems and now is able to walk from the dining hall to classroom, from classroom to dormitory and to the field and toilet. Furthermore, he upgraded his daily living skills in being able to wash his hands before and after the tea break. He also washes his plate and cup on his own. He can clean the table with little assistance from his teacher. His favourite activities are running and jumping around.
Chee has improved his skills by following the DBMH program and he is expected to continue to grow towards a better and more independent future. He has the capability to learn with education.
Deeply sincere thanks to all our participants in creating the opportunity for young bdeaf-blind and multi-handicapped children like Chee to come to his full potential and live life to the fullest. You’re a lifesaver. And thanks for believing in someone you don’t even know.