Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor & Federal Territory

Overview

SCASFT bring hope to spastic children so that parents with children suffering from cerebral palsy could seek help and assistance from trained personnel. SCASFT offer comprehensive testing, treatments and services for children, teens and adults. Living well with cerebral palsy requires a lifetime of expert medical care. As one of the main cerebral palsy center in Malaysia, SCASFT provides a full range of services for children, teens and adults who have cerebral palsy. SCASFT guide patients and their families through the services they need from birth through adulthood.

The SCASFT specialties and services most often associated with cerebral palsy care include: Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Arts and Craft, Music classes and Water therapy. The Centre is now embarking on an even more ambitious programme to expand its facilities as well as increase its self-reliance. SCASFT has been a community partner of IMU Cares since 2015. Last year IMU cares supported the spastic children with mobility aids and equipment which was really beneficial for the kids.


Objectives

Kids

  • To improve the well-being of the children at the centre.
  • To bring more life to the children at SCASFT by teaching them basic living skills.

Target Audience

  • Children with cerebral palsy

 

IMU Cares Integration with MPU (U4) Module

Many student groups have been conducting community service projects at existing IMU Cares Community Partners as part of their MPU (U4) project. Find below the list of activities that students can undertake as part of their MPU (U4) project. Each student group may select one of the following:

  1. Medical screening
    As part of IMU cares activity every year from 2015 onwards SCASFT members has been medically screened and treated properly based upon the requirements. Group of medical doctors together with students from different programmes successfully conducted the medical screening for the past two years which was beneficial and well received by the centre.  Students should collect the feedback from the centre and plan the next medical screening accordingly. IMU volunteer’s role is to plan the next project and assist the clinicians to conduct the medical screening.
  2. Basic Living skills: Origami and Painting
    Origami which is the art of paper folding will be carried out with the help of IMU volunteers. Spastic kids were taught the chance to explore basic origami folds and learn different shapes during the process.Kids were taught to carry out leaves painting to both exercise the hands as well as their brain for more creativity. Freshly cut leaves of different shapes and sizes will be provided and water color will be used as the painting medium. The IMU volunteer’s role is to teach the students and assist them in teaching the basic living skills.
  3. Introduce new projects
    IMU volunteers need to explore new areas which can be beneficial for the needs of the spastic patients.

 

Project Details

If you are interested to know more or have any enquiries on this project, kindly drop an email to the project leader below.

Key Project: Spastic Children’s Association of Selangor & Federal Territory (SCASFT)
Project Leader: Dr. Anil Philip Kunnath
Email: anilphilip_kunnath@imu.edu.my

Serving the community is a manifestation of the University's core values but also as part of experiential learning, generally, a very effective form of learning - Walking the Talk.

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