LIFE SKILLS GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

Counseling at Children’s Academy School is designed to serve and assist the unique needs of students While addressing the academic, social, and emotional needs of students, counsellors also act as a bridge between teachers and parents, working to create an environment where every student will have the tools needed to fulfill our school mission.

The role of the Counsellors in the Learning Centre is to help identify students with learning difficulties, to provide individual programs and refer to external professional agencies as appropriate. This includes a range of interventions including speech therapy, occupational therapy, counseling and educational assessment. Psycho-educational assessments may be recommended when more specific information is required.

Remedial education is provided to students after their condition is ascertained through psychological tests. A specific action plan as per the needs of the child is developed after a detailed case study and parental interview is conducted. Students work in small groups, each following an individualized program based on identified needs. All programs are monitored through a system that includes ongoing communication with parents and school teachers.

The following services are provided:

  1. Identification of children having learning difficulties at early stages
  2. Identification of children with ADHD
  3. Psycho-educational assessments
  4. Speech therapy,
  5. Occupational therapy
  6. Individual counselling sessions for students, parents and teachers.
  7. Student observations in the classrooms.
  8. Taking care of students with special needs.
  9. Workshops for Parents and teachers
  10. Course on parenting
  11. Conducting aptitude tests
  12. Career Awareness

Counsellors also work with students on a range of issues, including communication and relationship building skills with peers, parents, and teachers; time management and study skills; stress management; anxiety reduction; transitions; self-esteem; and management of peer pressure. Counsellors maintain an up-to-date list of outside professionals in the area for students who may benefit from referral.

Teachers or parents can refer students to the Learning Centre at any time. We strive to promote early identification and intervention.