KUCHING: Sri Satok Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre (CBR) will soon have its own Ronald McDonald Sensory Room (RMSR).
The sensory room is specially designed for special needs children and will have multi-sensory equipment to improve the development of cognitive skills of children with special needs and learning disabilities.
The equipment will be donated by Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia (RMHC Malaysia).
“Currently, the sensory therapy equipment for special needs children is available at two centres — the Association for the Welfare of Intellectually Disabled Children Special School (Perkata) in Kuching and Agape Centre in SIbu,” RMHC Malaysia general manager Mohd Nasri Mohd Nordin told New Sarawak Tribune on Monday (Jan 18) in a virtual exclusive interview via Zoom.
Mohd Nasri added that an occupational therapist from RMHC Malaysia would train the staff at Sri Satok Community-Based Rehabilitation Centre on the use of the sensory equipment.
“RMHC Malaysia is committed to making a positive impact on the health and well-being of children with different abilities in Malaysia.
“The equipment, worth RM10,000 each, will be donated to 14 rehab centres throughout the nation.
“RMHC hopes to work with local bodies to expand its programme to Sarawak,” he added.
RMHC Malaysia has been contributing to the development of special needs children in Malaysia through its 35 sensory therapy facilities, or better known as Ronald McDonald Sensory Rooms (RMSRs).