About Us

START is a development academy located in Ara Damansara, Selangor. Our academy was established based on a desire to build an inclusive and integrated community where uniqueness is celebrated, gifts are exchanged, and differences are honored. At START we offer a collaborative care program where our team of developmental specialists work together to ensure our clients who range in age from infants through seniors achieve their maximum potential. We are dedicated to focus on every aspect of an individual’s development: physical, emotional, speech, language and social.
Some of the common conditions our developmental specialists work with include:

Developmental delays

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Learning Difficulties

Speech and Language Disorders

Genetic Disorders

Down Syndrome

Sensory Integration Disorders

Cerebral Palsy



Alzheimer’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Traumatic Brain Injury


Our Development Specialists

Malani earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology) from the California State University, Sacramento USA.

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Speech & Language Specialist, Center Manager

Gee Paary has been teaching dance for the past 14 years, including classical and modern dances to students ranging from the ages 4 to 35 years old.

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Dance & Movement Specialist

Malar started her career working with the Special Needs Community in Essex, UK from 2004 to 2009.

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IEP Educationalist

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