A Centre for Psychological and Counselling Services, specializing in:
Why Seek Psycho-Educational Services?
a. Your child performs learning tasks well above or well below his age and class.
b. Your child feels afraid to attend school.
c. Reports from day/Sunday/Sabbath school state that your child is unable to behave as well as other students in the group.
d. Your family has trouble working through a crisis or stressful event.
e. Your challenge in completing examinations within the scheduled time needs to be addressed.
Intervention: To introduce learning strategies that will help a student to attain his/her highest potential.
Consultation: To offer a range of activities for parents and teachers, that will help to support the teaching-learning environment.
Assessment – Children
Through a multidimensional approach to assessment the service will assess academic skills and aptitude for learning and will diagnose learning and behavioural issues such as:
- Specific Learning Disorder, example, impairment in Reading, Written Expression and Mathematics
- Gifted/talented and Intellectual Disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity/Executive Functioning Disorder
- Emotional and behavioral Disorder
Following diagnosis, a framework for intervention, usually the MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is considered to set appropriate academic and or behavioral strategies (liaise- parents and school), that may be addressed through the appropriate Tier.
Tier 1: Proactive classroom management strategies to create a supportive environment.
Tier 2: Small group setting to attain academic and or behavioral goals.
Tier 3: Individualized setting to provide 1:1 support which may include liaison with outside agencies, for example a social worker.
Intervention: Child custody
Consultation: Family and individual.
Assessment – Adults
- Psycho-educational testing to determine eligibility for examination (local in international) accommodations –
- Child Custody Evaluation: Assess families, provide judicial officers with information in the ‘best interest’ of the child.
- Family Mediation: work with parents to develop parenting plan that is jointly negotiated/acceptable to both parties.
- Family and individual, for example,- -marital, pre-marital, grief. Counselling..
- Provide consultative expertise and information to parents on how to meet the needs of the special child, e.g. a child who is gifted, talented or autistic.
- Strengthen competencies of teachers and paraprofessionals through conferences and in-service workshops.
- Undertake needs assessment survey to assess training needs.