Welcome To The Learning Connection
The Learning Connection (TLC) is a wonderful place for a child to learn. Highly qualified teachers and a network of support specialists offer each student a warm supportive environment. The aim is to nurture each student toward specific individual and group goals. Often times in a “traditional” classroom setting, children with specific learning needs may not get the attention they require. At TLC your child will have our FULL attention.Read more
Meet the Principal
After 10 years of teaching special education in several locations both in the US and Africa, I had the opportunity to teach special education in an international school here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 years. During my third year there, I began exploring other options for employment in Kuala Lumpur, as I knew I would be living there long term.
At the same time I was bombarded with questions and with frustration from both “expat” parents and local parents about quality educational options for kids with moderate to severe learning disabilities. I spoke to many parents who were frustrated about the lack of services in a city the size of Kuala Lumpur, for kids with special learning needs. I came to realize that local families really had limited options for their kids, and usually end up home schooling and doing the best they can. Even the international schools do not have adequate programs for many kids.
It was this realization that I could offer a unique and invaluable service, that began our journey. This vision, 13 years later, is still in process, as we are constantly re-evaluating and improving our programs to meet the needs in an ever changing community.
Part of my vision with The Learning Connection was to offer a more holistic approach, bringing in a team of experts under one roof to work together for the benefit of each student… a kind of “one stop” center which provides a team of experts to work with each student. At The Learning Connection all the “experts” work together and we all have the same goals and work from the same philosophy which greatly enhances each child’s learning. This greatly reduces family stress, and gives parents and students hope and a chance to develop at their own rate and feel successful.
The Learning Connection currently has 12 classes- each serving kids at different developmental levels. Our speech therapists and occupational therapists are an integral part of our team. Each class has one teacher assistant. Class sizes are kept small, with the maximum of 6 per class.
The Learning Connection has seen rapid growth since its inception. We are happy to be providing a much needed service for many children and families in Kuala Lumpur.
This process could not have been possible without the shared passion of many individuals along the way, and we are now proud to have 13 years of experience and success in offering families alternative educational programs for their children and young adults.
Saro Lou Brenneman
MA Special Education,
University of Iowa, USA