Classroom Integration Program
All children should have the opportunity to achieve at their own rate and to their full potential. Some children need extra assistance and resources to experience academic success and to be accepted by their peers. In conjunction with its school and kindergarten assessments, the Listen And Learn Centre provides programs to assist children with particular difficulties to integrate better into the classroom environment.
The aim of the program is to create increased learning and developmental opportunities for the child within their current school setting.
Following assessment, the integration program takes into consideration the range of the child’s needs. These may include: socialising difficulties, anxiety, attention difficulties, learning issues or behavioural problems.
Examples of difficulties with social relationships may include: giving the “wrong signals” e.g. not looking at a person they are approaching, difficulty reading facial expressions and auditory issues which prevent them from understanding what their peers are saying in a crowded room.
Examples of attention difficulties may include: not following or forgetting the teacher’s instructions, failing to complete set tasks or homework and messy school work.
In collaboration with parents and school staff, the Listen And Learn Centre designs individually tailored programs to maximise the child’s capacity to participate more fully in school activities. This requires healthy self-esteem, well-established work habits and a repertoire of socially appropriate behaviours.