HOW WE SUPPORT
CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS
Thumbs Up Therapy works with schools to provide individual assessment and therapy sessions, group therapy, ECA’s and teacher training workshops.
A child’s day is largely split between being at home and at school. We strongly believe in equipping teachers with the knowledge and skills to best support the communication needs of their students.
We also believe in providing therapy within the environments that children will be expected to use their newly acquired skills – at home and at school!
Get in touch to learn more about how your school can benefit from the services at Thumbs Up Therapy.
TEACHER TRAINING &
Educational and informative presentations and workshops for school staff. Supporting professional development. Topics include speech & language red flags and classroom strategies.
Host a practical caregiver workshop that aims to empower and educate parents and helpers. Caregivers will learn week by week how to support and develop children's early language acquisition.
ONE ON ONE
The process begins with a consult with caregivers to understand concerns and expectations
This is followed by a comprehensive assessment process with detailed feedback and recommendations, face to face and via report.
Motivating therapy sessions take place during the school day and after school hours.
Therapists engage in regular evaluation of current and future goals taking into consideration the childs academic and home life.
Therapists liaise with teaching staff to support the childs functioning in the classroom.
Groups work on specific areas of need with groups of similar profiles
Often a pair or small group is advised for children that would benefit from peer involvement in therapy.
Group and paired sessions include goals with feedback and progress summaries for teachers and parents.
Current groups run at international schools include play skills, social skills, colourful semantics and concept development groups.
ECA's take a functional and fun approach, developing life skills in an accessible way. ECA's do not have goals, but focus on a topic or theme, eg. vocabulary.