Holiday Programme 2015

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Holiday Programmes for 2015

 

Social Skills and Social Thinking Groups

  Social Skills groups and Social Thinking groups, led by Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) are held in the clinic on a continuous basis. These groups aim to enhance social skills development in children and adolescents. Groups are small in size and SLPs aim to teach and reinforce social skills development through structured social skill building activities, role play, discussion, guided play, modelling and other activities. Examples of topics covered in social skills groups include, and are not limited to: understanding expectations, concepts of knowing, thinking, guessing”, turn taking, negotiating, perspective taking, initiating conversation, topic maintenance, body language and non-verbal communication, dealing with losing, interrupting and tone of voice. Referred candidates will be screened to assess their suitability and to allow therapists to match them to an appropriate group of similar ability.

 

Get Into the Zone: An Emotional Self-Regulation Group

Is your child easily distracted or impulsive? Does he or she lash out when things don’t go his or her way? We can help your child take charge to regain control of emotions and actions.
The Zones of Regulation To Foster Self-Regulation & Emotional Control Group is suitable for children six years and older. The group is ideal for children who struggle with anxiety, anger, or finding the right activity level for the tasks they need to do. The group is also suitable for children who have ADHD or Autism. The group is a ten session program.

 

Creative Writing Lab

This program is intended for children aged 8 to 9 years old to address the two essential components of writing: the Mechanics of Handwriting and Narrative Development. Sessions will be broken up into two parts: the first segment will be run by an occupational therapist addressing handwriting skills. The second segment will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist addressing expressive writing skills.

 

Imaging Fractions

This programme run by our Educational Therapists will help your child to visualise and understand fractions through the discovery of the relationship between parts and whole. Using the techniques of Lindamood Bell’s On Cloud Nine® Math program, your child will develop an understanding for fractions through the use of concrete materials and subsequently, through imagery of fractions. We will also be working on having your child apply his or her knowledge to computing fractions and solving basic Fraction word problems with model drawing.
This program is targeted for children aged 9 to 11 years old, who have difficulties with grasping the concept of fractions, as well as with computing fractions or solving word problems involving fractions.

 

Fun With Foods (Feeding Group)

‘Fun with Food’ focuses on increasing a child’s comfort level by exploring and learning about the different properties of food and allows a child and parent/primary caregiver to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way. It begins with the ability to tolerate food in the room and in front of him/her; then moving on to touching, playing, and eventually tasting and eating foods. The group will be led by our Feeding Therapist, and is suitable for children aged 0 to 6 years old experiencing any difficulties with eating, drinking or swallowing.

 

Visualising and Verbalising Group

The Visualising and Verbalising program (Lindamood-Bell) develops concept imagery, or the ability to read and imagine a picture from language. This is an important foundation for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking and writing. During this program, children aged 6 and above will learn to create gestalts from language in a group environment, and apply these in a variety of environments.

 

DYSCALCULIA AND MATH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES: FOR PARENTS

Math learning difficulties faced by children are not commonly identified or understood, and may often be disregarded. This may lead to anxiety issues, which often leads to an aversion to Math. This talk, done by our Educational Therapists, is intended for parents who struggle with coping or understanding Math difficulties faced by children aged 5 to 12 years old. The talk will explore Dyscalculia as a specific learning difficulty, Math anxiety, challenges faced by children who experienced difficulties coping with Math in school, as well as strategies to help these children.

 

EDUCATIONAL THERAPY: MATH FOR JAKARTA STUDENTS

Holiday programmes are great for giving children a boost before the new school term starts. This is open to children in Jakarta who experience great difficulties in Math – we are here to help! The programme will begin with an unstandardized Math assessment in our centre done by our Educational Therapists, followed by an extensive report and a report discussion with the child’s parents. Subsequently, the child will attend at least two weeks of intensive sessions with us, to allow the Educational Therapists to better understand the child’s needs. During the two weeks, Math remediation will also be provided. When the child returns to Jakarta, skype sessions can be done with the child’s teachers, in order to help them provide better Math support to the child. For older children who are independent, remediation can be done through hourly skype sessions.

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