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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems that can hinder learning basic and higher level skills. It may cause difficulty in academic work, organisation, reasoning, long or short term memory and attention. People with learning disability are also more likely to develop mental health problems or have additional developmental disorders than others because they simply can’t fit into traditional learning.

We have a holistic approach and commend ourselves in forming connection, bonding with our clients and tailoring our service to individual’s needs. Our program address individual’ range of needs and focus on emotional, behavioural, social and academic capabilities.

We apply range of teaching techniques, use multi-sensory tools and try to make learning a shared and enjoyable activity. We listen closely, respond, reflect and provide feedback in addition to incorporating friendly psychotherapy techniques such as art, play, role play, stories, and drama.

ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity)

ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity) is a neuro-developmental disorder characterised by inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. The most apparent symptoms are difficulty staying focused and being organised, getting easily distracted, acting without thinking, needing direction to stay on task, and being forgetful, restless and fidgety.

How we help: Our aim is to foster self-esteem, develop academic competence, consider strengths and weaknesses, accommodate the difficulties, and celebrate the differences. We create alternative learning and nurturing environment; provide structured, repeating and simplified instructions; supplement verbal instructions with multi-sensory; and provide frequent feedback.

Autism Spectrum

Autism spectrum is a developmental disorder that varies in range of difficulties. The most apparent areas of difficulty are social interactions, learning difficulties and unusual sensory interest and patterns. People on spectrum might lack instinct but often demonstrate extraordinary accomplishments in a highly specialized field.

How we help:  we support the learning and development by using special strategies, least restrictive environment, multi-sensory techniques and activities that are enjoyable. We incorporate behavioural, developmental, social learning and therapy-based interventions and address social, intellectual, communication skills and emotional development. Our program address individual’ range of needs and focus on emotional, behavioural, social and academic capabilities.

We consider strengths and weaknesses and use interests and patterns toward meaningful activities, learning and development. We present information in smaller increments, demonstrate ways of doing and provide opportunities.

Asperger

Asperger is also a developmental disorder and a mild case of Autism that affects social interactions and nonverbal communications. It is characterised by repetitive patterns of behaviours and interests.

How we help: We demonstrate and model desired behaviours and practical skills. We address academic needs in a less intensive manner using multi techniques. We focus on strengths and patterns and apply them toward learning and development.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. It is characterised by difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Often the learners try to store words in their memory rather than decoding, hence guessing the words. The sight words can be another challenge because some of these words don’t follow spelling rules.

How we help: we provide academic support, use multi-sensory techniques, paying attention to details when reading, decoding, practice and repetition. Coaches often provide best learning environment as they create learning environment tailored to the needs of each individual hence less stressful.

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, and learning facts in mathematics.

How we help: we use our expertise to provide academic support. Coaching allows your child to practice math skills in a slower and less stressful setting. We use multisensory approaches as well as stories, metaphors, and play. These techniques not only make mathematic concepts easier to understand but also assist to remember and access the information later.

General Learning Disability

General learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability often characterised with difficulty in everyday activities such as academic learning and social skills.

How we help: we encourage learners to be creative by using their own ideas, skills, expertise, and language. We encourage to expand easy tasks into new ideas in order to build skills and further thinking. We break down difficult tasks into smaller and more manageable steps.

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