The story of Lee Geok Suat
I was really upset to see the photograph of the little boy on the Turkish coast. For a moment I lost all my faith, on god, religion & all good things I have ever known. I was inhumane, perhaps there is not justice at all. While catching up with this story on internet, I got a call from my friend. He who runs this site.
I wasn’t in a mood to talk great ideas but still asked him, “… Do you really feel all those stories on your website is ever going to change anything ever?”
“I don’t know, neither I have ever tried to know. As I can’t change anything in this world except myself. The moment I start blaming other for my misery & suffer, I actually deny my capacity to do anything about it. My job is to do what I can, and that’s what I am doing.” He replied. “Perhaps god is not that unkind to us. He has given us choices either to curse things around us or to do something about it.”
Later he shared the story of Lee Geok Suat.
Lee Geok Suat specialises in supporting children and teenagers with a wide range of learning difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Global Developmental Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Speech and Communication Delay, etc. Her experiences include working with young children age 3 years till adulthood in various special schools and children in the mainstream schools as well as children in the gifted program. She has had the privilege supporting individual having difficulties in social skills, perspective taking, behavior, literacy, comprehension, arithmetic skills, visual spatial perception and motor skills. She is a firm believer that every individual is different and each has their own strengths and difficulties to overcome. The focus of her intervention is to empower individual with strategies and techniques through positive encouragement and practice to overcome their area of difficulty. Through her working experience, she always believes that by empowering the individual child, their parents, their caregivers and their teachers are the key to improve the child.
Geok Suat has started her career training and equipping teenagers with special learning needs for job placement. She then worked with young children in special school to support them in acquiring literacy, arithmetic, motor skills and social behavior. She received her training as a school psychologist by a chartered educational psychologist from United Kingdom.
She is currently dividing her time working at Planet Learning Center supporting individual with learning difficulties and development programs for teachers and children with learning needs in Vietnam.
Geok Suat made a tough choice. She choose to give life a chance.