What do Leapfrogs’ Educational Therapists do?
More than you think!
When most people think about Educational Therapists, they probably think of someone who tutors children towards academic success. Whilst it is true that they do help with improving overall academic results, our scope of practice at Leapfrogs is much broader. Our educational therapists are qualified to provide group and individualized interventions to narrow the attainment gaps for academic and social emotional growth.
- Address the underlying issues that affect children’s ability to perform academically and socially.
- Provide intensive educational intervention beyond what the school and tutors can provide
- Apply different approaches and activities to strengthen core learning skills such as visual and auditory processing, attention, focusing, and memory which are important for day to day functioning in school.
- Assess, monitor, and communicate with relevant professionals and parents about the child’s progress.
- Advise parents on educational and transition planning.
- find it significantly more difficult to learn than most children of the same age.
- struggle in literacy and comprehension.
- have slow processing of information.
- have short attention span.
- are disorganized, unable to plan and follow through due to poor executive functional skills.
- have poor critical thinking skills.
- struggle to fulfill the school’s expectations of behavior and performance on a daily basis.
- have trouble with social skills including difficulty understanding non-verbal communication..
- have a recognised disability including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Attention-Deficit Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Down Syndrome.
- Literacy Support including processing for reading, spelling, and comprehension.
- Cognitive Skills Training involves the progressive building of learning skills, such as attention, memory and thinking needed virtually for all future learning.
- Social Skills Development including interaction with peers, recognizing emotions in self and others, picking up non-verbal social cues, using language for functional and social purposes, developing self-control, social reasoning and perspective taking.
- Early Intervention Programme which is a bridging programme for children who need additional support to cope in mainstream preschools.
Approaches used are world-renown and research proven:
- Lindamood-Bell Phonemic Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling and Speech® (LiPS®)
- Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V®)
- Lindamood-Bell Talkies: Visualizing and Verbalizing for Oral Language Comprehension and Expression (Talkies®)
- Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars® : Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI)