What is “WeShine Early Intervention Program” about?
Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a system of services to help young children who have developmental delays or problems. WeShine Intervention program is an early intervention program for children with developmental delays or problems such as Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Slow Learners, Dyslexia etc developed by two certified clinical psychologists, Farah Putrinegara and Shazeema Bt Mashood Shah of WeCare Allied Health Center in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Farah and Shazeema have been providing services to children with developmental problems since 2010 and found that there was a lack of appropriate intervention programs to enrol children with developmental problems to help them address their unique difficulties. This inspired them to initiate their own early intervention program.
This program is unique from others in many ways. The main reason would be that, upon entering WeShine EIP, your child will undergo an assessment conducted by two experienced clinical psychologists who will give you the answers to all your questions in regards to their education and development. This assessment will identify your child’s precise developmental level as well as their strengths and weaknesses
This information, in turn will be used for the development of your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP), which is unique to your child and caters to his/her abilities, culture, background and education system.
Each EIP plan is also constructed by WeCare’s credible, multi-disciplinary team of professionals that consists of clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, special needs educators and speech language pathologists. Furthermore, our clinical psychologists will also be hands on working with the team to update, revise and review your child’s progress and fulfil your child’s needs. Therefore, your child is getting all the help that he/she needs under one roof.
Overall, this EIP is constructed according to your child for your child – one child’s program is different to another.
WeShine Early Intervention Program focuses on helping eligible children learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first few years of life, such as
physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems);
communication (talking, listening, understanding);
social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and
self-help (eating, dressing).
Many parents have no idea where to send their kids, and might send them to normal kindergartens which may not be suitable for their children. This EIP will help your child catch-up and increase their chances for success in school and life overall. Some children have a relatively routine entry into the world, but may develop slower than others, experience set – backs, or develop in ways that seem very different from other children.
Hence, WeShine Early Intervention Program is here to provide the right services for your child’s needs and help enhance their skills.
Enrolling in WeShine EIP
To be eligible for WeShine EIP, your child must have:
1. Developmental problems
2. Level of Functioning: Mild to Moderate
After being selected, your child will undergo a Psychological Assessment in order to assess their strengths and weaknesses. This is to help us create and Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your Child.
Your child’s IEP Plan
An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that specifically caters to your child’s needs to improve his or her skills. This IEP for your child will be created by the
Clinical Psychologist with the assistance of WeCare’s Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Special Education Teacher.
We understand that every child is unique and we aim to nurture their potential and enhance their skills in a friendly and conducive environment. We will also boost their emotional wellbeing and self-confidence to develop a well-rounded and happy child.
Our WeShine EIP Team
- Clinical Psychologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Special Needs Educator
This program is developed and run by two experienced Certified Clinical Psychologists who are specialists in Child Development. We know that the development of each child is different and that they may unique characteristics and potential. We aim to utilize our expertise with the help of our team- Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Special Needs Educator to make sure that your child receives all the help under one roof. We will make sure that your child receives an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which not only focuses on their academic abilities, but on their socialization, communication and daily living skills. We also aim to create a happy, cheerful and friendly environment for your child.
SHAZEEMA MASHOOD SHAH
BPsych (IIUM), MClinPsych (Kyushu University, Japan)
Director/ Clinical Psychologist/ Co-Founder of WeCare Allied Health Center Member of Malaysia Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
Shazeema Mashood Shah is a Certified Senior Clinical Psychologist that has been trained in working with Children and Adults with Mental and Developmental disorders. Before entering fulltime into the private sector in 2017, she worked as a full-time Clinical Psychologist in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).
Shazeema Mashood Shah was born in Singapore and later moved to Malaysia. She studied in Singapore till 11 years old and continued her secondary studies in Malaysia. She then pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She was exposed to both psychology and also Islamic studies in IIUM and integrates her knowledge in Islam in her practice.
She later found her passion in clinical psychology and was awarded the Japanese Govenrment Scholarship (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) to do her Masters in Clinical Psychology in Kyushu University, Japan. In Japan, Shazeema was exposed to the theories and practices of Clinical Psychology that are mainly used in Japan. The advanced practices in Japan in regards to their system and their clinical practice inspired her to join the government sector in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Health Psychology Clinic as a Full time Clinical Psychologist so that she will be able to incorporate those skills and experience learnt in Japan in her practice in UKM. She worked there till 2017.
When in Japan she was trained to work with children with special needs for play therapy and group play therapy, and this is one of her areas of specialties. She also worked with special needs children in the specialized therapy technique called Dohsa Hou. Her experience in Japan, working in group play therapies led her to believe that children with special needs also need a place to belong to and that this component of socialization and belonging enhances a child’s self-esteem. In addition, making them a happier and more fulfilled child. In UKM, Shazeema worked with both adult and children clients. She also managed the clinic while seeing patients that were referred from all over Malaysia. She is experienced in working with families and has a special interest in paediatrics, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning difficulties, disabilities and behaviour management. As she has worked with both children and adults in different settings, this has allowed her to gain experience in a wide range of clients. She specializes in conducting assessments for children with mental and developmental. She was also a clinical supervisor for Clinical Psychologist Trainees for the UKM Clinical Psychology Program which means that she also trained students to become Clinical Psychologists.
Shazeema utilizes her experiences from Japan and Malaysia in her approach in her clinical practice. She incorporates a multicultural, practical, and client centred approach in her practice with clients and their families. Her approach also entails some components of Islamic psychology when it is required. She also integrates current research in clinical psychology, developmental psychology and the values and beliefs of the Malaysian society within her practice. She believes that every child is unique and that the child’s internal emotional well-being is one of the biggest important component
that will foster the ongoing learning and development of the child.
FARAH PUTRINEGARA AHMAD BAHROM TITINGAN
BPsych (Curtin, Australia) MClinPsych (UKM) Clinical Director/Clinical Psychologist Member of Malaysia Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP) Member of American Psychological Association (APA)
Farah Putrinegara is a Certified Senior Clinical Psychologist that has been trained in working with Children and Adults with Mental and Developmental disorders. Before entering fulltime into the private sector in 2017, she worked as a full-time Clinical Psychologist in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and also worked part-time as a consultant in various private psychology clinics at the same time.
Farah Putrinegara obtained her Bachelors of Psychology (Honors) in Curtin University Australia and went on to obtain her Master in Clinical Psychology in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, under the Master in Clinical Psychology Program. She did her internship at Child Development Center, Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC) and Kuala Lumpur General Hospital at the Adult
Psychiatric Department. Upon graduation in 2010, Farah was offered the post of becoming the first Full-Time Clinical Psychologist in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Health Psychology Clinic and she worked there until 2017.
She is experienced in working with families and has a special interest in paediatrics, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, learning difficulties, disabilities and behaviour management. As she has worked in a variety of settings in both the public and private sectors, this has allowed her to gain extensive experience helping a wide range of clients. She specializes in conducting psychological assessments for children with mental and developmental disorders and also assisting parents in managing children with mental and developmental disorders.
While working in UKM, Farah was the Senior Certified Clinical Psychologists that catered to both children and adult clients. She was also a clinical supervisor for Clinical Psychologist Trainees for the UKM Clinical Psychology Program which means that she also trained students to become Clinical Psychologists.
Farah’s approach incorporates an empathic, practical, playful and relational approach to psychotherapy with clients and their families. Respected for her strong diagnostic and clinical skills, her treatment is relationship based and incorporates current research in clinical psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology and at the same time incorporates the values and beliefs of the Malaysian society.
What do Clinical Psychologists do?
Hours: 3 ½ hours daily 5x a week
Time: Morning (8.30 – 12pm) & After Program (1.30 – 5pm)
Age Group: 4 – 12 years old
How We Do It
Our in-house clinical psychologist will conduct an assessment with your child in
the beginning of every semester to assess your child’s strengths, weaknesses,
their potential and their emotional wellbeing so that the program includes a very
comprehensive and effective module specifically catered to your child’s needs.
At the end of the semester, the clinical psychologist will meet you to discuss the
progress of your child and any other issues that needs to be addressed. We use a
holistic approach towards our program therefore we will also integrate the
progress report from our EIP team.
You will also have access to our clinical psychologist in regards to issues that are
not related to the learning process such as emotional problems, behavioural
concerns, management of disorder, etc.
Your child will also receive 2 hours group session with the clinical psychologist
Our program includes 1 hour group session with the occupational therapist
Our program includes 1 group session with the speech therapist every month.
We will also conduct 1 free talk / seminar every semester for parents.
Child Safety Policy
1) Strict pick up policy; Only parents and guardian registered in the application
form is permitted to enter to pick up their children.
2) Parents are to inform or call the WeCare Allied Health Center if there are changes
during pick up and drop off.
3) Parents are advised to give us a backup emergency contact, in case we are unable
to reach the primary contact number.
WeCare Allied Health Center
Address: Level 2, Plaza TTDI, Jalan Wan Kadir 3, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
03 7732 8285
013 815 8285
013 816 8285
Operating hours: 9am to 4.30pm (Every day except Public Holidays)