A structured and customised program for children to stimulate and enhance global development processes
What do we address?
1. Behavioural and Social – developing the child’s concentration, widening their interaction with others (peers and other adults), learning how to greet/say farewell to others, developing their play skills so that they can be able to assert themselves in an acceptable manner while working/playing with their peers, parallel play and being able to work collaboratively as a group
2. Language and Communication Skills – this area focuses on giving language stimulation to children to increase their vocabulary and language skills and building on their communication skills so that they can express their needs and wants
3. Motor Skills (Fine and Gross) – developing the child’s coordinated pattern of movements acquired through practice involving the ability to execute movements effectively to achieve intended outcomes. Gross motor skill movement involves the coordinated use of large muscle groups, such as when kicking a ball. Fine motor skill movement involves the ability to manipulate small objects
4. Independent Functioning Skills – learning to be as independent as possible in; dressing/undressing, going to the toilet and eating and drinking
5. Cognitive Skills – developing their alphabet, number, colour knowledge, etc. We cover different topics each term focusing on knowledge of ourselves and the world around us
Early Childhood Intervention
A structured and individualised programme designed for each student, with developmental ages 2-5 years old, focusing on the skills they will need in their daily lives and the ones they will need when they start formal education.
Within a group setting, the students learn basic cognitive and social skills. The programme also addresses language and communication, gross and fine motor, and independent functioning skills by a team of therapists and teachers.
Parental involvement is highly valued and is key when setting learning targets for the students. We meet with our parents during the school term to update them on their child’s progress. We also keep regular contact with parents through reports and home/school books.
School Readiness Programme
The School Readiness Programme is an individualised intervention programme to assist children, with developmental ages 5-7 years old, with unique learning and behavioural challenges to help in the transition into mainstream schooling. The objectives are to enhance the development of important skills like peer friendship development, cooperation, sharing, ability to wait and take turns as well as cognitive development. We also work on improving academic skills such as literacy, numeracy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
We work closely with parents to ensure that learning targets and goals are met. We meet with our parents throughout the school term to discuss progress and any issues that have arisen. We also keep regular contact with parents through home/school books and reports.