The education in PUOP is divided into the following departments:
- Deaf Department
- Functional Living Skills Department
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder Department
- Rehabilitation Department
- Early Intervention
- Primary Classes
Children with hearing impairment learnt sign language to cope with Primary Education & communicating with others to express their thoughts that their emotion & feelings may channel healthily.
Sign Language Classes are made available for parents to learn sign language in order that learning continues back home. This is essential in enhancing effective communication and promote understanding among family members.
After completing 6-8 years of primary education in our centre, they will continue their secondary education in Kota Kinabalu.
Science Lesson whereby teacher guided children to taste sweet, salty, sour, bitter & spicy & give them the sign language of the various tastes.
Children sit according to their age group and teacher guided them in the main subjects base onh the MOE syllabus.
Functional Living Skills Department
- Pre-Junior Class (early Intervention): 2-6 years old
- Junior Class: 7-12 years old
- Senior Class: 13-18 years old
- Vocational Class: 19 years & above
Step by step guidance are provided to the persons diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Severe Epilepsy, Slow Learner that they acquire Self-Help Skills to manage their personal well being, basic Academic Skills & Social Manners to cope with the world, Vocational Skills that they maybe self sustained in adulthood.
As young as 2+, they are trained to take off & put on their clothings, shoes, socks and keep them in their proper places; toilet trained; eat on their own; clean their mass. More & more of their personal details are introduced via basic academic learning that even slower, they develop in equilibrium. More skills are taught that they learn to cope with the outside world : know the value of money & to learn to spend; see what the outside world consist of & what it offers.
Functional Living Skills
The young adults are trained in cooking. First, in small volume for themselves and eventually in quantity that supplies for the whole school.
Exposing them to various skills that they learnt more and eventually drill at what suit them better – packing being one of them.
By using pre-mix ingredients, the young people achieve in making sponge cake that is light & delicious!
Autistic Spectrum Disorder Department
Autistic Spectrum Disorder is said to be a modern disease. People with ASD have difficulty in Communicating & Interacting. Being hyper or hypo in their senses, care giver need to identify the source and help them overcome matter that seem unbearable to them.
Through Kololo’s concept of ’One for All and All for One’ concept, we help ASD persons through the carefully constructed Walking, Dynamic Rhythm, Hand Games & Learning Activities.
Just like the other approaches, parents need to participate in helping the child that together, we can make a real difference and see a significant improvement in the child.
Kololo Trainings aims at raising the very low brain activity level of the ASD person from the lowest, i.e. the Brain Stem through the middle brain, i.e. the Limbic System to the highest brain, i.e., the Neo Cortex that his/her behavior becomes socially acceptable.
Through interacting the fast & quiet walking, hand game & Dynamic Rhythm activities, they are prepared to be guided with Learning Activity whereby language would either beginning to form in their brain or spoken for meaningful communication.
Special Needs Persons are different from others mainly because of their problem in the integration of their senses namely Tactile-touch, visual-see, auditory-hear, gustatory-taste, olfactory-smell, proprioceptive-locate bodies in air, vestibular-responds to movement and gravity.
Sensory Integration Therapy is regarded as the fundamental therapy that eases the various hyper & hypo reaction to the stimuli in the persons with Special Needs. PUOP established this therapy room since 2012.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Ronald McDonald House Charity, a Multi-Sensory Room (Snoezelen Room) has also been established in 2014 to provide further help to our persons with Special Needs.
Sensory Integration involves Joint Massage, Body Compression, Tactile Brush which parents can do at home as well to help children’s to improve. Different equipment carries out at different postures targets at resolving different area of Sensory problem.
Multi Sensory Room calms & soothes children’s emotion through its environment whereby the colour changing of the room and equipment is controlled by Electronic Controlled Device that children can control themselves.