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Category: School Readiness Programme

School Readiness Programme

Starter Activities for the Budding Reader

…When a child has the chance to hear one good story after another, day after day, he is being taught to read. – James Hymes   Welcome back to Beyond Therapy, HeadStart for Life’...

1 month ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

Integrating Sensory Procesing Approach and Behaviour Management

At HeadStart, we have seen parents who know if their child has sensory processing difficulty, thus behaviour problems are inevitable. However, not every behaviour problem is a result of sensory proces...

4 months ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme

AT (Assistive Technology) in Art

“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” — Steve Jobs I couldn’t agree more with these words...

5 months ago by 1 minute

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

How can we help children having anxiety in the classroom?

Welcome back to a brand new year of our HeadStart for Life blog, Beyond Therapy! It’s that time of the year again! Christmas and New Year celebrations behind us and it’s time to embrace t...

7 months ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme

Art and Visual Spatial Intelligence

In today’s post, we look at the link between Art and “Visual Spatial thinking”. Visual Spatial thinking “finds meaning in the shape, size, orientation, location, direction or trajectory, of o...

9 months ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

How to Prevent Your Child from Falling Sick

“Good morning, Audrey is sick today and won’t be coming to school today *sigh* ” – parent “Oh dear! Thats the 3rd time this term. Hope she gets well soon and you take car...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

What We Know About Behavioural Disorders Among Children

A behaviour of a child or an adult can be influenced by the context of the environment they are placed in. Problem behaviours can be a consequence of being faced with a challenging or unpleasant envir...

10 months ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training

Drawing Doodles – A Diagram into the mind!

Hello! I am back with another blog in the Art series. I will have to admit that this topic has been a revelation for me too! I was researching on ways and means to take easy and quick class notes for ...

11 months ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs

Parents of today have high expectations and dreams of what they want for their children’s future. They want the best for their children and would enrol them in preschool programmes and enrichment cl...

12 months ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy

How to manage attention-seeking behaviours?

In my previous blog post, we explored how to get your child to pay attention while learning. But what about kids who are asking for too much attention from you and that the child starts being “...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme

5 Art Projects for Kids with Sensory Issues

Hello! I hope you liked my post on Art and Perspective! I love Art! So I am here again to give you 5 ideas on art projects for kids with sensory issues! Art is an expression of creative skill and imag...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Speech Therapy

Too Young To Read?

As a Speech-Language therapist, I am always on the lookout for materials that can be used in my therapy sessions. One of my favorite materials is children’s books because of the versatility of using...

1 year ago by 3 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training

Getting your child’s attention

One of the looming concerns of parents as well as teachers is the limited attention that their child displays when its time to sit down and study. You may have your own experience or had feedback from...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training

Art & Perspectives

What is the meaning of Perspective ?   You may find familiar, the images of two straight lines (of equal length) and a candlestick or wine glass (or two faces) show us that things are often not ...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme

Setting Up a Positive Learning Environment for your Child

Are you at your wits end when it comes to making your child sit and learn? Let’s check… Every time you call out to your child “Let’s read a book”, you get your self ready...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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School Readiness Programme

Astonishing Art – Its link to Literacy, Critical thinking & Maths

Would you choose a mono-chromatic world for your child? I believe the answer would be a resounding ‘No’. So lets get ready to drench your child in a splash of colours! How would you do t...

1 year ago by 2 minutes

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Occupational Therapy,School Readiness Programme,Social Skills Training,Speech Therapy,Therapeutic Play

Beyond Therapy! Launch of HeadStart for Life Blog!

Hello there! Did you know that on this very day 140 years ago on 7 March in 1876, Alexandra Graham Bell patented the telephone? Fast forward to the present, the way we communicate has certainly come ...

1 year ago by 1 minute

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