Psycho-educational and Scholastic assessments are conducted on a needs basis. These are not done merely for the purposes of making a diagnosis, but rather to provide a clearer picture of the learner and his/her needs and barriers, so that optimal support can be provided.
*Includes intake session, information gathering, assessment, feedback, report and
Career Guidance for the purposes of:
- subject choice in grade 9/10
- selection of tertiary/FET colleges and institutions.
*Includes full career assessment, intake & feedback session, and reportClick here to enquire about rates and availability
Assessment accommodations and concessions for formal examinations/assessments
*Includes full intake, assessment, and feedback/report
Some examples of assessment accommodations and concessions:
• extra time
• separate venue
Psychotherapeutic support is provided using a holistic approach, grounded within a trauma sensitive framework. This means that each young person is seen as an individual existing within concentric systems, including family, friends, school and community. These systems are included in the support and guidance offered during the psychotheraputic process. The primary principles of the trauma sensitive approach are safety, connection and regulation. Individuals are provided with a safe, nurturing and confidential space in which connection, trust and relationship can be established. Emotional and behavioural regulation strategies are provided in order to assist individuals in managing ‘meltdowns’ and stress, in order to calm the nervous system and effectively access higher order brain functioning responsible for learning, reading, comprehension, empathy and impulse control. It is within this space that individuals will be provided the opportunity to be still, to be seen and to be heard.click here to enquire about rates and availability
Parental/Caregiver Support and Guidance
Parents and caregivers are included in the 'wholistic' and systemic support of the young person.
Guidance will provided via face-to-face or online i.e Zoom or Skype sessions; through the
provision of resources and strategies; and on the MindtheGap blog.
Trauma Sensitive Schools training will be offered to principals, educators and support staff who are intrested in exploring and implementing the principles and foundations of Trauma Sensitive practices in their school. This whole school approach will look at shifting the entire school culture to one that acknowledges safety, connection and regulation as the fundamental components of reaching our youth, allowing them to access and harness their optimal potential.
This training is offered as a separate package to schools. The package includes:
- Policy Development i.e. School Code of Conduct and School Safety Plan
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Schools
Trauma and the Brain
Self-care Practices and Self-Regulation Exercises
Classroom Management Post Covid-19
Schools interested in implementing Trauma Sensitive practises can arrange a free-of-charge staff orientation session. Click below to check availability and book your 1 hour session now.Click here to enquire about rates and availability