therapy at Destinata School, we mainly treat learners with
somato-sensory delays (e.g. tactile, vestibular problems),
postural-motor delays (e.g. balance, coordination problems)
and visual perceptual delays (e.g. spatial relations, visual
therapy in a group of 2
– 5 learners. Motor groups can be larger.
Depending on the
number therapists employed, learners from Gr.1 – Gr.5 receive therapy.
Group and individual counseling help learners to
resolve emotional, social or behavioral problems and help them
develop a clearer focus and sense of direction, especially the
younger children, play therapy is offered.
Interviews with parents are regarded as crucial
opportunities to find solutions to problems and enhance good
relationships between the school and the adult in the learners
Areas of expertise include learning
disabilities, articulation, auditory processing
disabilities, audiology, neurology, to name but a
Speech therapy is provided for the Gr
1-5 on a weekly basis during
school hours. Learners attend a minimum of two sessions per
week which consists of small groups, thereby ensuring
Hearing screenings are done annually as
well as the follow-up on hearing aid apparatus.
consists of all actions that lend learning support to learners
in reading, spelling, writing and mathematics. This includes
the development of vocabulary, reading strategies, knowledge
of spelling rules, understanding of what is read as well as
Learners (Gr. 1-5)
receive remedial therapy individualy or in small groups (2-4 learners), 2
to 3 x/week, depending on the number of therapists employed.
Remedial teaching strategies are used in academic
classes in all the grades as ongoing part of the learning
(Gr.1-5) progress in spelling, reading and mathematics are
assessed on a yearly basis.
Amanuenses is made
available to learners that qualify.
Tape aid is available to learners
with reading disabilities and also to assist learners who learn
better by listening while reading for study purposes.
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