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1. Life Coaching- Life coaching is a process that helps people identify and achieve personal goals. Life coaches help clients set and reach goals using a variety of tools and techniques. Life coaches are neither therapist nor consultant; psychological intervention and business analysis are included. Life coaching draws inspirations from disciplines including sociology, psychology, positive adult development, career counseling, mentoring and other types of counseling. The coaching processes addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now; discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.

1.1 Life Coaching is a profession that is similar yet different from consulting, mentoring, advice, and therapy, or counseling.
1.2 All sessions will be conducted with Vilistus-8, a Biofeedback Machine which can show your major body waves.
1.3 Psychological Approaches will be administered using scientific models that will include:
1.3.1 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
1.3.2 Positive Thinking
1.3.3 Personal stress due to family, education, and social/ work related topics
1.3.4 Substance/ Alcohol concerns
1.3.5 Motivation
1.3.6 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
1.3.7 Depression Adjustment Disorder
1.3.8 Childhood/ Adolescent / Adult/ Elderly Developmental Level
1.3.9 Other issues of concern and diagnosis

2. Life Rejuvenation- Rejuvenation is the reversal of aging. This can be achieved through proper nutrition, exercise, spas which can slow down or even in some cases, reverse the damage done by exposure to the elements, mental stress and anxiety and substances.

3. Life Relaxation- Life Relaxation is any method, process, procedure, or activity that helps you to relax; to attain a state of increased calmness; or otherwise reduce levels of anxiety, stress or anger. Life Relaxation are often employed as one element of a wider stress management program and can decrease muscle tension, lower the blood pressure and slow heart and breathe rates, among other health benefits.

People respond to stress in different ways, namely, by becoming overwhelmed, depressed or both. Spa, Massage and other techniques that include deep breathing tend to calm people who are overwhelmed by stress, while rhythmic exercise improves the mental and physical health of those who are depressed. People who encounter both symptoms simultaneously, feeling depressed in some ways and overexcited in others, may do best by following these process.

4. Supplements and Nutrition - Nutritional supplements are used for many purposes. They can be added to the diet to boost overall health and energy; to provide immune system support and reduce the risks of illness and age-related conditions; to improve performance in athletic and mental activities; and to support the healing process during illness and disease. However, most of these products are treated as food and not regulated as drugs are. Herbal supplements are added to the diet for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. Herbs have been used for centuries in many traditional medicine systems, and as sources of photochemical, or substances found in plants that have notable effects in the body. Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine from India, two of the world's oldest healing systems, use hundreds of herbal medications. Naturopathy and homeopathy, two other systems of natural healing, also rely on herbal preparations as their main sources of medication. The medicinal effects of herbs are getting scientific validation; about one-fourth of all pharmaceuticals have been derived directly from plant sources, including aspirin (found in willow bark), codeine (from poppy seeds), paclitaxel (Taxol), a patented drug for ovarian and breast cancer (from the Pacific Yew tree), and many others.

Herbs can supplement the diet to aid in overall health or to stimulate healing for specific conditions. For instance, ginseng is used as a general tonic to increase overall health and vitality, while Echinacea is a popular herb used to stimulate the body's resistance to colds and infections. Herbs come in many forms. They can be purchased as capsules and tablets, as well as in tinctures, teas, syrups, and ointments.

What We Do?

As an institute that is concerned with the person’s holistic approach, MedAsia Healthcare established a plan of care for the people with special needs.

1. Workshop/ Seminar- for Insomnia, Stress Reduction, and any other psychological issues.
2. Identification and Diagnosis of Developmental Disorders- (Autism, Asperger, and other Cognitive Disorder) Are you worried about your child not getting the help they need in school? Does your child continue to struggle with reading, writing or doing Math? Have your child been diagnosed with a behavior or learning disorder? Have you been searched for a place that offer alternative treatment for ADHD that does not force your child onto drugs? Are you concerned about taking side effects of taking psychotropic medications?

If your answer is YES, to any of these questions, then your suspicion of your child’s learning difficulties may be true.

3. What are learning disabilities?
Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. In fact, most are just as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired differently. This difference affects how they receive and process information.
Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. In fact, most are just as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired differently. This difference affects how they receive and process information.
Simply put, children and adults with learning disabilities see, hear, and understand things differently. This can lead to trouble with learning new information and skills, and putting them to use. The most common types of learning disabilities involve problems with reading, writing, math, reasoning, listening, and speaking.
The following checklist lists some common red flags for learning disorders. Remember that children who don’t have learning disabilities may still experience some of these difficulties at various times. The time for concern is when there is a consistent unevenness in your child’s ability to master certain skills.

4. Signs and Symptoms of Learning disabilities for various age groups:
a) Pre-School
  • Problems pronouncing words
  • Trouble finding the right word
  • Difficulty rhyming
  • Trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, days of the week
  • Difficulty following directions or learning routines
  • Difficulty controlling crayons, pencils and scissors or coloring within the lines
  • Trouble with buttons, zippers, snaps, learning to tie shoe laces.
b) Grades K-4
  • Trouble learning the connections between letters and sounds
  • Unable to blend sounds to make words
  • Confuses basic words when reading
  • Consistently misspells words and makes frequent reading errors
  • Trouble learning basic math concepts
  • Difficulty telling time and remembering sequences
  • Slow to learn new skills
c) Grades 5-8
  • Difficulty with reading comprehension or math skills
  • Trouble with open- ended test questions and word problems
  • Dislikes reading and writing; avoids reading aloud
  • Spells the same word differently in a single document
  • Poor organizational skills ( bedroom, homework, desk is messy and disorganized)
  • Trouble following classroom discussions and expressing thoughts aloud
  • Poor handwriting

Cognitive Problems
Cognition refers to a range of high-level brain functions; including the ability to learn and remember information; organize, plan, focus, maintain and shift attention as necessary; understand and use language; accurately perceive the environment and perform calculations. Learning disabilities are often grouped by school-area skilled set. If your child is in school, the types of learning disorder that are most conspicuous usually involve reading, writing and problem solving.

A. Learning Disability in Reading (Dyslexia)
Of all the skills children learn, reading is arguably the most important. It is a means of gaining knowledge about many different subjects and understanding the world. Today, especially in the developed world, it is considered a fundamental skill required for success.

Dyslexia is one of the most common reading disabilities. It is characterized by a simple inability to decode or break down words into phonemes. Reading requires the ability to map the phonemes we hear to letters on a page, and vice versa, making this difficult for someone with dyslexia.

Three Types of Dyslexia
1. Decoding difficulties- Children who struggle to decode find it difficult to understand and remember what has been read.
  • Consistent difficulty sounding of words and recognizing words out of context
  • Confusion between letters and the sound they represent
  • Slow reading rate when reading aloud (reading word by word)
  • Reading without expression
  • Ignoring punctuation while reading
2. Comprehension Difficulties- relies on a mastery of decoding. Children who struggle to decode find it difficult to understand and remember what has been read.
  • Confusion about the meaning of word or sentences
  • Inability to connect ideas in a passage
  • Omission of, or glossing over detail
  • Difficulty distinguishing significant information from minor details
  • Lack of concentration during reading
3. Retention Difficulties- children are commonly asked to read passages and to answer questions verbally or written based on what they’ve read. This requires the ability to retain what the child has read based on his ability to comprehend what has read.
  • Trouble remembering or summarizing what is read
  • Difficulty connection what is read to prior knowledge
  • Difficulty applying content of a text to personal experiences
  • Inability to view content from multiple perspective

B. Learning Disabilities in Writing (Dysgraphia)
Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It is manifested as difficulty with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting words on paper.
  • Neatness and consistency of writing
  • Accurately copying of words and letters
  • Spelling consistency
  • Writing organization and coherence.

C. Learning Disabilities in Motor Skills (Dyspraxia)
Dyspraxia may affect fine and gross motor skills with or without accompanying language processing and speech disorders. Dyspraxia’s affect varies from person to person. Some people with dyspraxia related motor problems often have difficulty making purposeful movement with precision. They appear to have the physical strength necessary to create those movements, but their coordination, balance and ability to manipulate objects is affected. Some people with Dyspraxia affect their communication abilities like language which may include speech disorders and articulation difficulty such as oral movement and coordination.

D. Learning Disability in Language
Language and communication learning disabilities involve the ability to understand or produce spoken language. Language is also considered an output activity because it requires organizing thoughts in the brain and calling upon the right words to verbally explain something or communicate with someone else.
  • Has difficulty gaining meaning from spoken language
  • Demonstrates poor written output
  • Exhibits poor reading comprehension
  • Shows difficulty expressing thoughts in verbal form
  • Has difficulty labeling objects or recognizing labels
  • Is often frustrated by having a lot to say and no way to say it
  • Feels that words are “right on the tip of my tongue”
  • Can describe an object and draw it, but cannot think of a word for it
  • Maybe depress or having feeling of sadness
  • Has difficulty getting jokes

E. Auditory and Visual Processing Problems:
The eyes and the ears are the primary means of delivering information to the brain, a process sometimes called “input.” If either the eyes or the ears aren’t working properly, learning can suffer.
  • Auditory processing disorder – Professionals may refer to the ability to hear well as “auditory processing skills” or “receptive language.” The ability to hear things correctly greatly impacts the ability to read, write and spell. An inability to distinguish subtle differences in sound, or hearing sounds at the wrong speed make it difficult to sound out words and understand the basic concepts of reading and writing.
  • Visual processing disorder – Problems in visual perception include missing subtle differences in shapes, reversing letters or numbers, skipping words, skipping lines, misperceiving depth or distance, or having problems with eye–hand coordination. Professionals may refer to the work of the eyes as “visual processing.” Visual perception can affect gross and fine motor skills, reading comprehension, and math.
F. Other Disorders that Inhibit Learning
Difficulty in school doesn’t always stem from a learning disability. Anxiety, depression, stressful events, emotional trauma, and other conditions affecting concentration make learning more of a challenge. In addition, ADHD and autism sometimes co-occur or are confused with learning disabilities.
  • ADHD – Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), while not considered a learning disability, can certainly disrupt learning. Children with ADHD often have problems sitting still, staying focused, following instructions, staying organized, and completing homework.
  • Autism – Difficulty mastering certain academic skills can stem from pervasive developmental disorders such as autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Children with autism spectrum disorders may have trouble communicating, reading body language, learning basic skills, making friends, and making eye contact.
Who can conduct Assessment and Diagnostic
Testing may be provided by a variety of professionals as needed by the IEP (Independent Education Program) team:
  • Clinical psychologists
  • School psychologists
  • Child psychiatrists
  • Educational psychologists
  • Developmental psychologists
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Occupational therapist (tests sensory disorders that can lead to learning problems)
  • Speech and language therapist
Your child’s school should provide the testing, but in some region of the world, these testing are difficult to find. Public school system should be your first choice, then private school system. If in the eventuality of not finding a proper source, then independent source is your next best option.

Assessments and Services that we provide:
Here at MedAsia Healthcare Complex, we provide the following assessments to create a proper understanding and make proper judgment for specific developmental disorders.
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • IQ Testing
  • Learning Disabilities Assessment
  • Testing for Dyslexia
  • ADHD Assessment
  • Additional Skills Testing includes: Logic, Math, Memory, Visual and Focus

If the patient is confirmed to have a stage of Developmental Disorder, we offer the following Services:
  • Alternative treatment for ADHD
  • Reading, writing and Math tutoring
  • Help in managing behavior
  • Educational advocacy
  • Counseling

Other Services:
  • EQ Screening- refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. A number of testing instruments have been developed to measure emotional intelligence, although the content and approach of each test varies.
  • Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)- form of psychological counseling sessions which involves the therapists using lovable animals as tool to assist in the treatment of the clients. The goal of AAT is to improve a patient’s social, emotional or cognitive functioning. The animals can be useful for educational and motivational effectiveness for the clients. Using AAT, can help individuals with autism, slow learners, developmental disorders, the terminally ill, depression and other numerous conditions. This type of therapy is excellent for children, mental institution, hospital and nursing homes.
A study shows that interaction with therapy dogs can increase oxytocin (bonding) and dopamine (happiness), while lowering cortisol (stress).
  • Biofeedback- biofeedback and EEG Neurofeedback (specifically biofeedback using brainwaves) is a new technology that help to alter physical and mental state at will, to allow you to meet challenges in sports, business or education more confidently and effectively. With Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, you can learn to respond calmly to outside pressure by effectively focusing your mind and body at the task at hand.

    Physical Development and Emotional Improvement
    o Stress, depression, hypertension, insomnia, and learning difficulties are just some of the issues that can address with biofeedback. 
    o Biofeedback can also help stress-related disorders or health problems that relate to behavior or lifestyle. Example of the health related problems that can be minimized by the help of Biofeedback are chronic tension headache, hyperventilation, migraine, essential hypertension, RSI, burn-out, stress related palpitation and so on.

    Important thing to remember:
    Biofeedback is a therapy which needs you to actively participate. A recent study found that people who engaged with biofeedback achieved better results than those who just "went with the flow". Like most things in life, you tend to get out in proportion to what you put in.
    It's important to note that even if you are motivated to start a biofeedback program, there are a number of important factors that are critical to your success:
    ► Reliable Equipment
    ► Active participation
    ► Enough sessions
    There's plenty of evidence to suggest that, when these conditions are fulfilled, biofeedback can be extremely effective.

X. Outside Referral Program
The content of this program is to provide the private and public sectors with services. These services will include:
  • Alcohol/ Drug Intervention Program- This program is to provide alcohol/drug education to those seeking this need. It is primarily intended for use with the government sector. Such cases will include court sentences and orders for drunken driving violation and other minor substance abuse violation. When an individual is sentenced with for example: 30 hours required for alcohol education, and then our center will provide the needed education hours and a written sworn statement to the court to verify that the individual has completed the required court order. This goes for minor drug violation also. This program is also provided for private use also, those seeking this type of education for their own need.
  • Parental Education Program- This program is to provide Parental Education Program. This program is created for public and private sectors. Court order for Parental Education may involve a child abuse case. In such cases, parental education is required by the court. The same system is applied to this program as it is in the alcohol/drug program. This is also intended for new parents seeking education of child rearing and also for families with children diagnose with Development Disorders (Autism, Asperger, Mental Retardation, Slow Learners and others within this category).
  • HIV/ Aids Prevention and Intervention Programs
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