TANGKAK: The Serom in-community rehabilitation centre here became the first -of-its-kind in Johor to have a multi-sensory therapy room.
The room, referred as the ‘snozelen’ room with equipment costing about RM120,000, is for treating hyperactive children and Celebral Palsy disorder patients.
Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the snozelen room concept utilising Japanese technology for treating special children, had been well-received by many developed nations.
Besides the various equipment, the room is also fitted with audio-visual gadgets to provide therapeutic treatment for the children.
“We are grateful to Infra Desa Johor for donating such a room to the centre,” he said.
Abdul Ghani, who is also Serom assemblyman, said Infra Desa also contributed a RM80,000 van to the centre.
He said the vehicle would be used to ferry some 60 special children to and fro for therapeutic treatment at the centre every working day.
Infra Desa Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Mohamed Zaini Amran said the company also provided a driver to drive the vehicle.
He said the driver would be under the company’s payroll, adding that all maintenance cost and fuel would also be undertaken by the company for five years.
“We have plans to extend our social obligations to other centres in the state as we want to be involved with helping the special children in Johor.
“It will be done in stages,” he said, before presenting a mock key of the van to Abdul Ghani’s wife Datin Paduka Prof Jamilah Ariffin.
Later, Jamilah also received two sewing machines for the centre from businessman Datuk Ng Sit Loi presented on his behalf by wife Datin Ten Siew Chi.
SOURCE: THE STAR, OCTOBER 12, 2010