All learning takes place through creative activities and games which are based on research based techniques. This encourages the child to play an active role and increases motivation to participate and learn.
Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand. The child is equipped with various strategies to help with fluency of reading and pronunciation. They learn to apply reading rules as well as identify sight words and other exceptions. This gives them confidence. It provides skills to absorb what they read and analyse it. This helps them make connections, develop reasoning skills, make inferences and synthesize information.
The therapist works on pre writing skills which includes pencil grip, control and fluidity of movement. They also focus on improving visual perception, imitation skills and hand eye co-ordination simultaneously working in legibility and presentation. Providing support to build a strong foundation helps improve self-esteem and reduce frustration in children, parents and teachers.
Spelling is fundamental skill for both reading and writing. The therapist works to develop phonemic awareness, which is learning the correspondence between letter and sound. The child is also taught common spelling patterns, rules and exceptions.
This includes number concepts, relationships and quantities. It also covers basic operations and simple calculations. The focus is on the development of conceptual knowledge and not just rote learning. This lays the foundation for high order skills and cognitive functions such as sequencing, logical reasoning and problem solving.