In keeping with our commitment to helping people achieve their optimum potential, we provide solutions that are tailor made to an individual’s needs. This involves working collaboratively with clients, caregivers and their other support networks.
How to identify who will benefit from services
Anyone experiencing one or more of the following difficulties will benefit from our assistance:
- giftedness combined with learning difficulties
- gifted underachievers
- dyslexia (i.e. below average reading skills that are not caused by low intelligence)
- dyscalculia (i.e. below average number and calculation skills that are not caused by low intelligence)
- visual spatial learners
- slow learners
- poor concentration
Emotional and behavioural difficulties
- social relationship issues
- fears and apprehensions
- poor motivation
- obsessive behaviour
- mood swings
- challenging behaviours
Specific speech disorders
- poor speech clarity or fluency
- stuttering and stammering
- no speech
- abnormal voice (e.g. excessive huskiness, very quiet, high pitched)
- anxiety while talking
Assessment and assistance for syndromes/ Specific conditions
- Aspergers syndrome
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Down’s syndrome
- dyspraxia (i.e. poor co-ordination)
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Traumatic brain injuries
Positive Programming Plan
Parents, educators and therapists work every-day to help those who suffer from dyslexia or who read & perform below grade level. However, when only the symptoms are treated, all that hard work may not be enough.
Prakash is a registered psychologist, Speech Language Therapist, qualified audiologist, qualified counsellor with three decades of experience in the education and mental health sector. He offers an eclectic and comprehensive tailor made programme for children with dyslexia and their families. He uses the term POSITIVE PROGRAMMING PLAN for planning for the families in the area of organisation, effective study techniques, and emotional well-being, sensory integration, positive parenting and self-esteem issues. Some behaviours might be the identified barriers due to ongoing frustrations in children with dyslexia. Positive behaviour support strategies can come handy. Some additions such as gaming etc, can be also dealt through that model.
Dyslexia treatment in public schools is usually provided in special education programs. Dyslexia, usually referred to as a learning disability, is determined by an IEP team and planned on the child's individualized education program.
Specific strategies used in treating dyslexia (or learning disability) often include research-based instruction such as phonemic awareness instruction, direct instruction, guided oral reading to develop fluency, speech and language therapy, and multi-sensory instruction.
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
CBT combines cognitive and behavioural therapies and has strong empirical support for treating mood and anxiety disorders (Chambless & Ollendick, 2001; DeRubeis & Crits-Christoph, 1998). The basic premise of CBT is that emotions are difficult to change directly, so CBT targets emotions by changing thoughts and behaviours that are contributing to the distressing emotions. CBT builds a set of skills that enables an individual to be aware of thoughts and emotions; identify how situations, thoughts, and behaviours influence emotions; and improve feelings by changing dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours. The process of CBT skill acquisition is collaborative. Skill acquisition and homework assignments are what set CBT apart from “talk therapies.” You should use session time to teach skills to address the presenting problem and not simply to discuss the issue with the patient or offer advice.
Prakash uses CBT techniques to support people to change their feelings, emotions and behaviours to develop better control on themselves and their environment. He has had training at Australia and British Psychology Society London and is able to run CBT sessions effectively. The process of CBT is shown below:
It is widely known to support people to work on themselves and find solutions for themselves. It can be effectively used with people who are anxious, sad, depressed or show dysfunctional characteristics and hopelessness. This therapy can be used for wide ranges of age groups.
In 21st century, children and adults experience lot of strong feelings which are unresolved and impact their behaviours continuously which impacts their performance. CBT is an effective tool to bring positive changes.