The case study was carried outby the Department of Counselling, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta.
The research attempted to assess youth, their parents and educators’ opinions and experience of the effectiveness of the YiXue Education Programme (YEP) based on five Yi Qi Zhi Neng seminars held in Malta between 2012 and 2015.
The aims of the research were to measure the effectiveness of the Wei Ling Yi Method on the psychosocial profiles of the participating students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/Learning Difficulties (LD) and then to offer recommendations for further research, implementation and policy based on its findings.
The conclusions and findings of this report indicate positive improvements in communication skills, in social relationships and social interactions after the seminars.
The statistical results also declare very positive results with regard to participants’ academic achievement with significant improvements.
Moreover, it was found that youth following YEP improved their attention span, addressed their behaviour in positive ways, had more control and management over their emotions, improved concentration and thereby enhanced their wellbeing.