Therapies

The following therapies form part of our multi-disciplinary approach and are included in the school fees.

The TOMATIS Method: - A teaching process for listening

THE AUDITORY FUNCTION

Listening is the ability to use one’s hearing voluntarily and attentively for the purpose of learning and communicating. Listening is therefore a high-level cognitive function that implies the ability to manage emotions. It is more than passive reception of sound that depends on a functioning auditory system.

TOMATIS Therapy enables an individual to regain skills of analysis, concentration and communication and facilitates the following:

  • Language and communication
  • Learning processes
  • Personal and behavioural development
  • Work on body, posture and voice

TOMATIS combines 50 years of experience with the latest research in neuro and cognitive sciences in order to develop innovative non-invasive products to optimize learning, listening and communication processes.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION:

Learning disorders: (Dyslexia; Dysgraphia; Dyscalculia; Dysphasia; Dyspraxia)

Attention disorders: (ADD, ADHD)

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Emotional Disorders

Communication Disorders

Pervasive Development Disorders

Further information and case studies: www.tomatis.com 

KINDERKINETICS

Kinder Kinetics involves the development in movement of a learner in totality, especially learners with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, SPD, and Autism.

This programme will be therapeutic, preventative and is presented as an advancement to suit the development or physical needs of your child as determined through scientifically based evaluations. Correction, improvement and maintaining of the physical development of children, prove to have benefits for their health, as well as their total wellbeing.

Balance, Co-ordination, Vestibular stimulation, bilateral integration, fitness, strength, flexibility, equilibrium and agility will be approached and improved.

Further information: www.kinderkinetics.com 

BRAIN GYM

The Brain Gym program is based on learners carrying out specific Brain Gym movements prior to learning activity and can improve stability, mobility, and/or sensorimotor coordination. In turn, these motor skills support ease of learning fostering eye teaming, spatial and listening skills, hand-eye coordination, and whole body flexibility, and so activate the brain for optimal storage and retrieval of information.

These movements bring dramatic improvements in areas such as concentration and focus, memory, reading, writing, math, physical coordination , organizational skills and attitude, especially for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN).

Further information: www.braingym.com 

SPELLING TO COMMUNICATE

Spelling to Communicate teaches individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell as an alternative means of communication (AAC). Teaching non-speaking, unreliable speaking and minimally speaking individuals to coordinate their brain and body to communicate by spelling.
Further information: www.growingkidstherapy.com