When most people think about Educational Therapists, they often think of someone who tutors children towards academic success. Whilst it is true that Educational Therapists do help with improving overall academic results, our scope of practice at Psych Connect is much broader.
Adapting to the unique needs of the learner, educational therapy sessions is a wholesome intervention programme that is equipped to help children and adolescents with learning differences reach their maximum potentials. Educational Therapy attends to the underlying learning skills that affect academics.
Our Educational Therapists specialize in providing group and individualized interventions, for children 4 years old and older, to narrow the attainment gaps for academic and social emotional growth.
At Psych Connect, Educational Therapists aim at:
- Addressing the underlying issues that affect one’s ability to perform academically and socially.
- Providing intensive educational intervention beyond what the school and tutors can provide.
- Applying different approaches and activities to strengthen core learning skills such as visual and auditory processing, attention, focusing, and memory which are important for day to day functioning in school.
- Supporting parents and key stake holders with educational and transition planning.
We offer Educational Therapy for individuals who:
- Find it significantly more difficult to learn than most children of the same age.
- Struggle in reading, spelling, writing, comprehension and numeracy skills.
- Have difficulties with memory and retaining learning.
- Have slow processing of information.
- Have a short attention span.
- Are disorganized, unable to plan and follow through due to poor executive functioning.
- Have poor critical thinking skills.
- Are transitioning from an Early Intervention Program to mainstream kindergarten or primary/elementary school.
- Struggle to fulfil the school’s expectations of behavior and performance on a daily basis.
- Have trouble with social skills including difficulty understanding non-verbal communication.
- Have a recognised disorder such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Social Communication Disorder
- Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and/or Nonverbal Learning Disorder)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Global Developmental Delay
- Intellectual Impairment
- Down Syndrome