Vivian Ang Lai Sim
- Early Childhood Education
- Learning challenges
Bachelor in Early Childhood (Aus)
Master in Education Specialist in Special Education (Aus)
Brain Gym Instructor/consultant since 2012
Secretary of Malaysia Brain Gym Association 2018/2019
Vivian first graduated from SEGi College with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE) in the year 2008, Bachelor in Early Childhood (BECH) in the year 2010 and Master of Education, specialized in Special Education with University of Southern Queensland (Australia) in year 2013. She is also a licensed Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant (USA) since 2012.
Vivian was a ballet teacher assistant teaching children ages 3 to 18 years old for 9 years. She also has 9 years of teaching experience in various types of kindergartens as teacher and principal.
Throughout the years of teaching, she started to understand children and faced some challenges dealing with children with special needs in mainstream classrooms. She decided to work closely with children with special needs, children with learning difficulties and also autistic children using Brain Gym and her own program (IEP: Individualised educational program).
Vivian is now an educational trainer and Brain Gym consultant for special schools and other educational settings. She strongly believes that children should learn in a fun and meaningful ways while building up good foundation skills for each child. In all her training, she emphasizes to teachers to accept and understand different needs of each child, then develop programs and activities that cater to their capabilities, needs and interests.
She often get invitation as guest speakers for educational events in Malaysia. She recently shared her experience implementing IEP program and Brain Gym in Malaysia during the Brain Gym Conference in Korea in 2017.
She is also active in sports such as swimming, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics and also Taekwondo. Using Brain Gym in all these sports make her passion in helping an individual to improve themselves in a more fun and meaningful way.