> Remedial Therapy
When learning problems go unnoticed children develop feelings of despondency. As they become increasingly more self aware of their frustration be it at home, the classroom or with their peers they give up and spiral downwards into a negative emotional state. Sometimes these emotional problems that develop in children with learning difficulties can be more incapacitating than the learning difficulty itself.
Some children have responded well to remedial therapy as part of a treatment plan to overcome this state
What is Remedial Therapy:
Remedial therapy is used to treat individuals with learning differences, and challenges. This form of therapy offers a wide range of intensive interventions that are designed to remediate learning problems. The aim of this therapy is to bridge the gap between present learning and desired future learning.
What types of approaches are used:
Our trained remedial therapists use a multi-sensory approach of intervention, tailor-made to a child’s precise needs. It consists of all dimensions that offer to learn support to learners in reading, spelling, writing, and mathematics, which includes:
> Perceptual organization
> Visual/ Auditory discrimination
> Phoenetic and phonological awareness
> Spelling rules
> Understanding of what has been read
> Writing skills
> Numerical understanding
> Quantatative operations
How does it work:
All concepts are directly taught using a systematic decoding and encoding process which allows students to master the 85% of the English language that is phonetically regular and memorize the 15% of the language that is not. Each lesson is tailored to meet the student’s needs and subsequent lessons are created to implement those steps necessary to assure that the student is making progress as well as retaining concepts that have already been taught.
Remedial therapy focuses on skills and knowledge rather than on content. It addresses the problem area from where it originated and then re-establishes the basis to ensure the child overcomes problem areas and enjoys success and gains self confidence.
Who can benefit from it:
Children from Grade 1 – 4, who suffer from conditions that interfere with learning, such as ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics) and non-verbal learning conditions can potentially stand to benefit from remedial therapy.
[Some famous people with learning difficulties]
Thomas Edison (Inventor)
Steve Jobs (Entrepreneur)
Tom Cruise (Actor)
Pablo Picasso (Painter)
Sir Richard Branson (Entrepreneur)