Spotlight: The Playhouse Therapy Centre

The Playhouse Therapy Centre is Malaysia’s leading one-stop rehabilitation centre offering a comprehensive scope of therapy services for children aged 3 to 12 years old. 

Playhouse is the brainchild of Ms Adila Abdullah, a mother of two who majored in Occupational Therapy at UITM. Ms Adila is a former therapist at Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) before she founded The Playhouse. 

Playhouse was established with a serious purpose. We wanted to make quality rehabilitation programs accessible and affordable to parents with young children with physical and developmental challenges – Ms Adila Abdullah

Conveniently located in Dataran Mentari, Petaling Jaya, Playhouse supports and assists children who are either born with special needs or develop such needs early in life to reach their full potential in all areas of development.

Performed by a team of certified health professionals, each therapy service at Playhouse involves thorough assessment, recommendations for research-based interventions, as well as follow-up review assessments and prevention strategies.

The goals of rehabilitation are to help them achieve their full potential in all areas of development. We want to help them participate to the best of their ability in their school, home as well as community – Ms Adila Abdullah

To ensure rehabilitation services provided are of excellent quality, classes at Playhouse are adequately staffed with trained therapists and equipped with adequate resources. Also, Adila went to great lengths to ensure that all her qualified therapists are highly experienced in what they do.

We are not only child-focused, but also family-centred rehabilitation centre. Our service involves looking at what the child can do and before we develop a set of treatment plans and strategies to improve function. Also, our team work closely with their family Ms Adila Abdullah

Professional services they offer cover the following:

Occupational Therapy: Playhouse helps patients with physical, mental, or cognitive impairments improve their ability to function as independently as possible, so that they can participate in the activities of everyday life.

Speech Therapy: Playhouse helps improve communication skills in kids with language issues, like dyslexia and dyspraxia. If your child has a speech disability that includes trouble pronouncing words, speech therapy may help improve language development, and communication skills.

Physiotherapy: Playhouse provides treatment for children suffering from physical problems arising from injury and illness. Physiotherapists at Playhouse helps children develop develop and maintain their mobility skills, muscle strength, as well as motor skills.

Group Therapy: Group therapy at Playhouse involves one or two therapists working with children who share common situations or disorders. Activities in Group Therapy may involve impromptu and structured play activities such as role-playing, drawing, or board games.

Early Intervention Program (EIP): Playhouse provides supports for babies and young children with developmental delays.  EIP simply means doing things as early as possible in order to achieve the best result. EIP may include speech therapy, physical therapy, and other types of services; tailored to meet the child’s individual needs.

Job Training For Adults With Special Needs: Playhouse offers transdisciplinary vocational assessment and programs for adults with special needs, preparing them for employment.

For almost two years, Playhouse has served as an indispensable resource for children with special needs and their families in Petaling Jaya. It has been the aim of Playhouse since the very beginning to devote their best effort to enrich the lives of those they serve and help them flourish.

As of this writing, Playhouse has two branches; one in Petaling and another one in Setia Alam. They both strive towards the same goal and philosophy, offering programs and training that cater to the essential needs of both children and adults with special needs.


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