ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
We offer small group English language lessons, with a maximum of four students per class.
All of our English lessons and therapy sessions are custom tailored to fit your child’s needs. Our teachers and therapists have highly qualified certification and experience with children of all ages. Many of our therapists work onsite in schools with their students. Virtual sessions are live, real-time, face to face with your teacher or therapist over the computer.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
Our ESL teachers work with students to learn as quickly and efficiently as possible. Beginning students learn with the use of visual cues and motivating activities. Lessons are quick to integrate vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, social communication, presentation and body language. Our advanced students focus on the critical thinking, problem solving, reading and writing skills they would need to successfully attend an English speaking university.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE EVALUATIONS
Our Therapists administer comprehensive Articulation/Language and Occupational Therapy fine, gross and sensory motor evaluations. They provide a written report as well as attending meetings to discuss the results and suggested goals for your child. Evaluations can be administered either onsite or virtually.
SOME COMMON SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES:
Receptive and Expressive Language Difficulties
Grammar. Vocabulary. Sequencing. Memory. Comprehension.
Producing sounds in words, such as R or S
Awareness of where sounds go in words, such as substituting T for K
Autism Spectrum/Social Language
Facial expressions. Body language. Figurative and abstract language.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Motor planning. Coordination difficulty with speech sounds.
Repetitions. Prolonged sounds. Words or sounds getting “stuck.”
SOME COMMON OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DIFFICULTIES
Fine Motor/Visual Motor
Poor line awareness in handwriting
Poor margin use in written work
Difficulty copying written work
Trouble recognizing patterns and completing hands-on math problems
Difficulty catching or kicking a ball
Trouble with movement games like hopscotch
Difficulty with sports
Difficulty drawing and copying pictures or shapes
Sensory Motor/Gross Motor
Social awareness. Personal space. Regulation. Behaviors. Structure and schedule. Sensory processing.
Body in space
Awareness of body is in space. Social skills. Sensory/gross motor skills.
LateralityCrossing midline of the body.
Knowing right from left. Reading and writing across a page.
Stimulate the growth and enlargement of neural networks. Support of Vestibular System.
Crossing midline top to bottom. Motor coordination. Disorganization/Organization.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation