Educational Therapy attends to the underlying learning skills that affect academic performance.
These skills include visual and auditory processing, attention and focus as well as memory skills. Adapted to the unique needs of the learner, educational therapy sessions with MindChamps Allied Care’s experienced psychologists are part of a wholesome intervention programme equipped to help students in Singapore with learning differences reach their highest potential.
Along with Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy sessions, Educational Therapy provides support for a child with learning differences to receive interventions in many areas. These areas include reading, spelling, writing, listening, oral and communication skills, numeracy skills, problem-solving skills, comprehension and composition skills, time management skills, exam-taking skills and social skills.
Educational Therapy Services
Learning Support Classes (Dyslexia Management)
Learning support classes are specially tailored for children with specific learning difficulties in reading, spelling, writing and numeracy. Listening comprehension and reading comprehension will also be covered. This will benefit children with Dyslexia or traits of Dyslexia. We provide individual classes or group classes.
Suitable for: Children with learning differences in their early years of formal education, or children in primary schools and secondary schools.
Social Skills Classes
These classes are designed to boost confidence by equipping children with the skills to socialise and communicate more effectively with others both verbally and non-verbally. Our educational therapists will teach practical skills including self-introduction, play initiation and turn-taking. Participants will also be engaged in guided play and pretend play.
Suitable for: Children with mild autism and/or those who require support to understand social rules.
School Shadow Support System
Teachers and school leaders are also welcoming the presence of children with learning challenges in Singapore’s mainstream school environment. However, there could be limitations to the support that schools can provide for these children. Hence, there is a need to tap on educational therapy to provide shadow teachers for these children who are attending mainstream schools.
The presence of shadow teachers will allow these children with mild learning challenges to benefit from the mainstream curriculum with a negligible amount of disruption to the rest of the class. A shadow teacher will take her leave when the child with learning challenges is ready to learn independently and cope with the routines and demands of mainstream schedules and challenges.
Shadow teachers are trained educational psychologists who work hand-in-hand with the child’s parents and teachers in schools. Once a month, the shadow teacher, the schoolteacher and the parents will meet up to review the child’s progress and to assess the continuity of the shadow teacher’s presence.
Suitable for: Children who struggle to adapt and learn independently in a mainstream school setting.