Integrated TheraEd Assessment
Parents are often perplexed by their children’s behaviour. They sometimes seem to thrive under certain conditions, yet fail miserably under others. Parents complain that their children can concentrate for hours on end whilst watching television or playing video games, yet the teacher complains that they can hardly stay focused for 5 minutes in class. Often parents know that their children are bright, yet the test results or school report shows something different. Frustrating as this may seem, there may be some clues to be found once we start to have a deeper look at these seemingly unrelated or perplexing behaviours.
Dyslexia, ADD, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, auditory processing disorders, visual perceptual disorders or sensory integration disorders are just some of the labels given to children who struggle at school. These labels are often the result of a diagnostic process where the presenting symptoms were identified. The problem is that these are symptoms. The real questions are; symptoms of what and why do we see these symptoms in the first place?
The TheraEd Approach is a dynamic and comprehensive approach that views the child in a holistic manner within their environment. The process of neuro-development takes place within context and it is very important to consider all possible aspects that would affect a child’s development.
The Integrated TheraEd Assessment is an assessment based on the theory of neuro-development with practical application. It is possible to determine the underlying neuro-developmental aspects that hinder your child’s ability to thrive academically. This non-chemical route (we avoid medication as far as possible), supports the notion that the brain is playable and change is possible. If need be, a home based programme is provided with follow-up sessions after the initial assessment.
Integrated TheraEd Assessment Process
1 - Online Parent questionnaire
2 - Online Teacher questionnaire
3 - Practice visit of 3 hours (depending on age) with parent and child.
If need be:
- Personal Development Plan (PDP) presentation
- Follow-up session after 2 weeks
- Follow-up session once a month
- Neuro-developmental Profile
- Reflex Profile
- Sensory Integration Profile
- Emotional Profile
- Underlying Intellectual Ability Profile
4 - Follow-up session with feedback and short report