Phoebe Mei Wah Long
- Early Childhood Education
- Mental health (anxiety, depression, fears)
Phoebe Long has over 20 years of experience teaching children, teenagers and young adults who have behavioural or learning challenges. The Montessori- trained teacher has served as headmistress and principal of two kindergartens using the FunGates system. Seeing the need, she later founded Breakthru Enrichment Station for special needs children together with her mentor, Ngiam Lian Ai, an award-winning former assistant headmistress of a government school with 34 years of teaching experience.
The centre was awarded the Best Special Needs Developmental Centre by Babytalk + Papamama Reader’s Choice Award in 2018. As an international faculty member of the US-based Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Phoebe is a mentor to instructors of Brain Gym®, Movement Based Learning, Rhythmic Movement Training International and Touch for Health™ programmes. She conducted training in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Spain, and presented papers on the 3 P.L.A.Y. strategy in Canada, South Korea, Thailand and Germany. In addition, she trains counsellors and psychologists from Malaysia Social Welfare Department. She also constantly shares her expertise with higher learning institutes, parent support groups and NGOs.
Her social involvement includes being the President of Parents And Community Empowerment Association, Vice President of Malaysia Brain Gym Association, Adviser of Malaysian Specialized Kinesiology Association and a pioneer of the Annual Special Needs Children Family Camp in Malaysia.