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Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids

by Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Give a Music Magician to Developmental Delay Kids
Cheng could follow the tempo as teachers played!
Cheng could follow the tempo as teachers played!

Cheng, who is a 3 years and 6 months old boy, joined our class in April, 2015 when he was 11 months old. He has Cerebral Palsy (CP) caused by childbirth. The damage has affected multiple areas of the brain including his body movement, muscle coordination and speech & language impairments.

“I still remember what I felt when the doctor told me that my baby had to receive the early intervention due to developmental delay. I had no idea what to do and so much worries about my baby and his future. Thanks God! I got the advices from the doctor and he encouraged us not to give up and there would have opportunities to change this situation. I really appreciate the assistance from TFCF Taichung City Child Development Center. They found Cheng showed slightly higher levels of sensitivity to musical instruments, and he could participate successfully in music learning. All teachers and social workers put lots of efforts on developmental delay children. Now he is one of TFCF Children's Talent Show Members and is able to say “love you” to me!

We are so surprised to see his progress even my little boy is not able to live as a normal child. He now can interact with others, and we are looking forward to seeing more his potential. We're grateful to receive the early intervention support and it has changed our life totally.”

- Message from Cheng’s father

** Cheng is the fake name due to the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Non-stop services & non-stop growth

We keep to carry on around 70 children through the music therapy program monthly. We expect to provide the non-stop services and bring the non-stop growth to our children. We’ve purchased a sensory sound board and a colored lights board of sound-level meter this year, and both of them are popular to children and improve their participation in the class. All the donations you give are very important and help many children like Cheng who has the incredible progress in few years. I believe children’s smiles are the best Christmas gift to all of us every year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We insist to help developmental delay children re-build their potential and self-confidence and bring hopes to their families through children’s progress. We are immensely grateful for your support and would like to thank you for all your help throughout the year. With your most generous donations, we make children’s dream come truth and they are encouraged to move further next year. We are committed to providing a consistently high standard of professional service to children and enrich our programs to help children grow. We are proud of them and thank you for giving the opportunity for developmental delay children.

Thank you and wish you all the best.

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Cheng was a baby when he came years ago.
Cheng was a baby when he came years ago.
Played with bubbles and music when I was a baby.
Played with bubbles and music when I was a baby.
You really got my attention, my dear handbell.
You really got my attention, my dear handbell.
It was so hard to stand, but I wouldn't give up!
It was so hard to stand, but I wouldn't give up!
I loved to sing!
I loved to sing!
I was a good helper to move my classmate.
I was a good helper to move my classmate.
To hear when I pushed the sensory sound board.
To hear when I pushed the sensory sound board.
Crawling exercise to improve my full-body
Crawling exercise to improve my full-body
Playing game with my classmate
Playing game with my classmate
Gained independence via eating utensils & devices
Gained independence via eating utensils & devices
My first show! (Cheng, first from left)
My first show! (Cheng, first from left)

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I love to play musical & light up playboard!
I love to play musical & light up playboard!

KK, who is a 5 years old boy, joined our class in January last year. According to the ICF-CY-based FUNDES-Child assessment with profound levels of severity has been identified with the first category.

“At the beginning, KK couldn’t sit quietly in the class and couldn’t easily walk. Our teachers have continuously assisted in helping him walk and encouraged him to participate in the class and have the most joyful learning possible. We are pleased with his progress and glad to tell you that KK can walk by himself now and follow our instruction within the classroom to play musical and light up playboard games well or join in simple choreographed physical movements.

The music therapy is amazing! Children are naturally interested in music, and music-based interventions particularly are attractive for KK and all children in our class.”

- Message from the class teacher, Miss Yu

** KK is the fake name due to the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Mission impossible

It is not easy to teach or care developmental delay or disabilities children daily. We are very grateful to you for all the donations you give even we have the impossible mission, and we will carry it out continuously. There are 70 children receiving our music therapy, and most of children are making good progress in the classes. We are looking forward to serve more needy children with developmental delay and we will ensure to deliver the professional services to them.

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Thank you and wish you all the best.

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Raising my hand to play a tambourine!
Raising my hand to play a tambourine!
Walk on the rainbow walkway by myself
Walk on the rainbow walkway by myself
My two hands are exploring more than I expected
My two hands are exploring more than I expected
Enjoy the therapy barrel roll
Enjoy the therapy barrel roll
Play the ukulele
Play the ukulele
Enjoy the activity
Enjoy the activity
My class!
My class!
Group Activity
Group Activity
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Be patient and wait
Be patient and wait

NN, who is a 2-year-1-month old boy, joined our class in February this year. According to the ICF-CY-based FUNDES-Child assessment, NN, with mild disabilities has been identified with three categories including mental functions & structures of the nervous system, functions & structures of/involved in voice and speech, and neuromusculoskeletal and movement related functions & structures.  

“We found he has made excellent progress even he only joined us 4 months ago. At the beginning, he showed poor attention and concentration in the class and cannot walk steadily while comparing to other 2 years old children. Through the training in each class, NN was a passive recipient of constant instruction and stimuli, and he has increased the concentration and motor skills significantly throughout the musical story.

With the improvement of NN’s participation, we provided the music therapy combined with physiotherapy, and he now can walk well. His progress is obvious, everyone can see that.”

- Message from TFCF social worker

** NN is the fake name due to the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

Nonstop musical magics

Thank you for participating in our project through GlobalGiving! When we give the music therapy to children with developmental delay, we feel music as a magic beyond words. We provide 40~45 music therapy classes to 71 disability or developmental delay children monthly. With you support, we are able to offer a free music magician to needy children, and we will keep improving our course and give the best services to them continually.

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In order to serve more needy children in the world, we have launched 4 new projects in 4 countries including Mongolia, Vietnam, Swaziland, and Cambodia. We would provide services through our overseas branch offices. Definitely, we cannot do it without your support. We would like to invite you to participate with us again and expect to be your trustable partner to maximize the benefits of needy children in these four countries. Welcome to review our projects and join us to bring more assistances for disadvantaged children together. It’s great to have you with us.

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Thank you and wish you all the best.

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Had fun in the ball pool
Had fun in the ball pool
Storytelling in the Classroom
Storytelling in the Classroom
Flashing light therapy with disco strobe
Flashing light therapy with disco strobe
Enjoyed in the class
Enjoyed in the class
Walking exercise
Walking exercise

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I can do it!
I can do it!

Wei Wei, who is a 3-year-10-month old boy with moderate cerebral palsy, joined our class in September, 2016. He has the difficulties to stand and walk due to moderate cerebral palsy. He was diagnosed with hyperopia and amblyopia, and thank God he has much better hearing than others.

“That is truly impressive! I still remember that Wei Wei could repeat words of the picture book after participating in the first class of the music therapy in TFCF. Even just few words, I finally knew he could speak and he was willing to express his movement response to music. The change of Music therapy on Wei Wei really makes us very pleasantly surprised. Thank all donors to give Wei Wei a Music Magician through TFCF Taichung City Child Development Center.”

- Message from Wei Wei’s father

** Wei Wei is the fake name due to the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

Thank you for giving us a music magician!

Most of developmental delay children have difficulty communicating and playing with others. It affects their involvement and progress in the general curriculum. Children participate in our class accompanied by music that help increase their motivation and focus prior to the start of play. We see the enormous value of music therapy from our program and really appreciate your great support and commitment to our project — we couldn’t do the good work without you! Thank you for giving our children a music magician and changing their lives.

TFCF new projects coming soon

We are glad to inform you that we are working on a new project for needy children in Mongolia and we hope you could support us as what you did for children in Taichung. We will continue to work steady and you are welcome to join us and bring more benefits for disadvantaged children in the world. It’s great to have you with us.

I wish you and your family happiness, health and prosperity!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Hold hands walking
Hold hands walking
Stand and walk alone
Stand and walk alone
Have friends
Have friends
Play in the class
Play in the class
Have fun
Have fun

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Ball Pool Fun
Ball Pool Fun

Ze, who is 4 years 9 months old boy with moderate cerebral palsy, and joined our class in July, 2015. He was found to suffer from eye tracking problems and poor visual perceptual skills. Even with short attention spans, his perception of musical-produced sound is much better than visual perception.

Thank God Ze shows slightly higher levels of sensitivity to music, and he could participate successfully in music experiences and we expected to see the music therapy’s value in his treatment of motor, speech/language and cognitive domains. At the beginning, Ze was unable to interact with teachers and completed most of works by his parent instead. He often struggled with communication including eye-contact and verbal. We’ve provided Ze with various handheld percussion instruments, and he began to talk and interact with us gradually even a single word. Now Ze enjoys more fun in the class with his mother, young sister, and teachers. Thanks to all donors for the opportunity to have children, parents and family members grow together through the music therapy project.

- Message from TFCF social worker

** Ze is the fake name due to the privacy and safety of individuals is respected.

 

We need your words!

"Children are the hope of the future. Let's help them."

"See music to let children progress, feel the Agency's intentions."

Thank you to everyone for your kind words. I see it all and I am grateful and blessed to receive so much encouragement from you all. We will keep our work steady year after year.

Happy New Year 2017~

Thank you for your support in the pass year. It’s hard to believe we closed out another calendar year, but we are excited for this new year of opportunities and growth that awaits us. The Lunar New Year is coming soon, we would like to let you know that your donation is going to play a vital role in allowing us to do good things for needy children in Taichung. Our organization wouldn’t be able to continue this valuable mission without generous people like you.

I wish you and your family a joyful, healthy and prosperous new year ahead!

With gratitude,

Wen Hung

Trying hard to stand
Trying hard to stand
Trying hard to hold
Trying hard to hold
Bell chorus experience
Bell chorus experience
Enjoy in the class
Enjoy in the class
Interaction with family
Interaction with family

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Taiwan Fund for Children and Families

Location: Taichung - Taiwan
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Wen Hung
Taichung, Taiwan
$25,655 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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