In 3 Simple Steps, We Discover, Strategize and Strengthen Your Child’s Personal Learning Intelligence In School and In Life!
Although we are neither teachers nor psychologists nor inspiring speakers who motivate pupils, we help students succeed at school, building them up with the most powerful foundation to enhance learning. They will be able to handle all school-based curricula.
- Does your child struggles with his learning in school?
- Cannot pay attention in class?
- Has difficulties trying to improve grades?
- Gifted child not performing to the expected standard in a gifted program?
- Are you overwhelmed by the amount of learning development information out there and are concerned with some of the exorbitant fees quoted?
Let us help your child. What your child needs is a roadmap of his own current learning intelligence. It is not an IQ test.
Our learning assessment is almost like a blood panel test (No need blood test!) where all the current learning components of your child will be available for analysis.
Physiologically and cognitively, a student’s current learning profile will be clearly indicated and mapped so that early intervention and support can improve and be enhanced to make a difference in giving the student good chances of success in his learning.
Is Your Child Having All These Difficulties?
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Language (issues with reading, writing, spelling, speaking)
The ability to comprehend languages and communicate involves thoughts and brain sequencing, organising and processing inputs and outputs of related information. Verbally explaining something and expressively writing an article requires specific skills which are mostly nurtured. Lacking some of these abilities will result in language learning difficulties.
In school, language-related subjects like English, Chinese, Literature, Social Studies, General Paper etc requires language abilities to excel in them. Note that being eloquent and able to express oneself effectively in a certain language does not equate to being able to creatively write them down.
Signs of language-based learning difficulties involve problems with verbal language skills such as the ability to retell a story, the fluency of speech in spoken and written forms, as well as the ability to understand the meaning of words, parts of speech, directions, etc.
Math (issues with doing math problems, understand time, using money)
Learning difficulties in mathematics is very common with many children. The important thing to note is that learning mathematics should not be a laborious and tedious process. Your child may score “A” in his math currently but is it consistent? Does he have to study for hours and go for hours of math tuition in order to score his “A”? It should be a natural learning process, making your child want to do well in Math rather than need to do well. So what went wrong?
A child’s ability to do math is affected by a few factors like classification, sequencing and/or organisation skills. A poor memory will also hinder learning in general. This difficulty is often overlooked as the school system often assumes memory is inherent, especially when the child is able to comprehend lessons. This is not true – a child may be able to understand lessons but be unable to produce the right answers in exams due to poor memory.
Reading (issues with recognizing words efficiently and recognizing relationship fluently)
“A reader today, a leader tomorrow”. Reading abilities can make or break a child’s learning journey. The lack of it breaks. All that we learn in school and in life come predominantly from reading materials. A child’s reading abilities can be affected by many learning difficulties mainly from physiological and cognitive learning issues. This includes learning vision issues like vision closure (ability to scan and track) and vision sequencing (ability to read in sequence). Other difficulties are:
- Effective letters and words recognition
- Understanding words, vocabulary and words ideas Reading speed and fluency
- Reading abilities have a huge impact on a child’s future as it increases or decreases a child’s semantic ability which is essential in school and later in work.
Writing (issues with handwriting, spelling, organising ideas)
Almost everyone can write. The problem is not with writing but in the way writing is done. Is it proper? Does it cause stress in the child? Does it affect his vision? Are the child’s physiological and cognitive difficulties affecting his way of writing?
Basic writing difficulties refer to physical difficulties in forming words and letters. Intermediate difficulties refer to difficulties in mental sequencing, affecting the child’s ability to form words and letters. In higher-order writing difficulties, the child struggles to organise thoughts and creatively use words, whether in writing or typing.
Symptoms of a written language learning disability revolve around the act of writing and include:
- neatness and consistency of writing
- accurately copying letters and words
- spelling consistency
- writing organization, fluency and coherence
Motor and Balancing (issues with hand-eye coordination, balance, manual dexterity)
It is always very difficult for parents to understand when they are told that their child “has a balancing or motor issue” when the child is jumping and running all the time. To put it in proper perspective, when we move around, we learn. As we move around to learn, balancing and appropriate body motor skills will determine how we pay attention and focus on things we are supposed to learn from. A child who cannot balance well is usually unable to sit well; this is mainly due to some physiological disorder that is very difficult to detect for the average person. Only a trained professional can determine this.
Many factors can contribute to a child’s inability to balance. It can be a vestibular disorder or simply the lack of proper childhood exercise or the early use of a baby walker that has impeded the natural growth of a child. Yes, instead of helping a child learn to walk, premature use of a baby walker can have the opposite effect.
Improper output or delayed output from our brain will result in incomplete coordination between the body and our brain and this could result in impediments in writing, reading, walking and jumping properly. Our eye-hand coordination will suffer as a result.
Many times, these difficulties are minor and not apparent and so parents often miss it. This will result in our child compensating all their life in their learning journey.
Auditory and Visual Processing (Auditory issues in reading, comprehension, and language. Visual issues in reading, math, maps, charts, symbols, and pictures.)
As long as we are not blind or deaf, we can all see and hear. The problem is the way we see and hear. Are we processing the auditory and visual information received correctly?
When we see and hear, information received will be delivered to our brain for processing. If either the eyes or ears are not receiving the information well, our brain will not be able to appropriately process the information received. In this situation, learning from seeing and hearing will be distorted and will suffer. In many cases, school may mistakenly label the child as one with learning difficulties.
Learning by seeing and hearing is basically “Vision Processing Skills and Competencies” and “Auditory Processing Skills and Competencies” respectively. The way we see and hear will impact the way we read, write and spell, especially in school curriculum. The concept of reading and writing and the ability to do so greatly depends on the appropriate inputs of information we receive both visually and auditorially.
Difficulties in distinguishing subtle differences in sound, or hearing sounds at the wrong speed make it difficult to sound out words and understand the basic concepts of reading and writing. Difficulties in visual perception include missing subtle differences in shapes, reversing letters or numbers, skipping words, skipping lines, misperceiving depth or distance, or having problems with eye-hand coordination.
Social and Emotional Learning (issues with concentration, lack of interest in studies despite strong learning profile)
It is not unusual that sometimes, a child or youth may possess strong physiological and cognitive learning competencies but socially and emotionally, be unable to cope with their own emotions in the process of learning. They may have trouble expressing themselves, regulating their emotions and anxiety, and perhaps lack communicative abilities to interact with others, thus leading to difficulties in the classroom and with their peers. Weakness in social and emotional regulating competencies will result in the child being unable to cope with stress, especially study-related stress.
Children with learning difficulties will be prone to face issues like low self-esteem and anti-social behaviour.
Academic challenges can, in many instances, be countered by creating a strong support system for your child and helping them learn to express themselves, deal with frustration and work through challenges. Such support system depends on first discovering any underlying social and emotional issues that are currently bothering the child in his learning journey. Secondly, we need to strengthen the child’s social and emotional competencies as these are the most consistent indicators of a child’s success on his academic achievements and almost anything else in their learning journey.
If you suspect or have discovered something is standing in the way of your child’s learning, do not feel bad or unsettled. Every one of us will face some difficulties and this is just of those things in life that we have to face and overcome.
Read this first before you contact us.
Take Control, Your Child Is Yours…
Test, exams, school systems, school bureaucracy, school ranking and teacher’s KPI… these can be transferred onto your shoulder without you even realising it. If your child has learning difficulties, all these will add to your stress level as parents and inevitably, it will be transferred to your child. Unknowingly, this will acerbate your child’s learning difficulties, making it that much harder to keep up with school systems and teachers’ expectations.
Your expectation, your child’s stress etc will begin to form a vicious cycle and things will spin out of control.
Do not be distracted by all these. Know and internalise that what matters most now is to provide your child with strong emotional and educational support.
Take control and do your own research in this area of learning difficulties because knowledge is power and all these knowledge will eventually lead you to find appropriate solutions or talk to the right person.
How Can We Help?
Over the years, we have helped many children achieved their fullest potential in learning.
From special needs to even gifted school children and youth, we help them score from zero to pass, from “D” to “As”, from “As” to excelling in school and in life.
The only catch is, it is not a quick fit program.
This is a long term solution for your child but it only takes 40 to 60 lessons (for some, it may be more) for them to be set for life in their learning journey!
Discover our 3 steps plan and the world of learning opens up for your child!
Step 1 – Discover
This is basically what will happen in our centre’s process of developing your child’s learning development:
● Make an appointment with our assistant consultant / administrator Winnie Ang @ 96454612 for a half an hour face to face consultation with our principal consultants to determine your child’s learning issues.
● If you decide to go further, make an appointment with us to have your child assessed in both his physiological / cognitive and social emotional learning competencies.
This will be the beginning of your child’s learning journey where he / she will stand up and start learning strongly!
Take your time to decide. Do not make hasty decision. It is your child’s future.
● There will be two discovery assessments where the child will take:
1) Physiological / Cognitive learning discovery.
An assessment that will take approximately about two-and-a-half hours.
2) Social and Emotional learning discovery.
An assessment that will take approximately one hour.
● The discovery assessment reports will be out in two days and a private consultation with the parents of the child will be done in preparation for step 2, Strategise.
The assessment or diagnostic sessions (fun assessments because we believe diagnostic session should not be too clinical and too serious) will uncover all there is in a child’s world of learning.
The child’s comprehension abilities, memory abilities, problem solving abilities, creativity and evaluation abilities, reading abilities, arithmetic and mathematic abilities etc will be uncovered together with the child’s learning competencies both physiologically and cognitively will be uncovered and properly documented for enhancement purposes.
The child’s social and emotional competencies in learning will also be uncovered and documented for enhancement purposes. Competencies like Self Awareness. Social Awareness, Self Management, Relationship Management and Responsible Decision Making process will be uncovered in the assessment process.
These competencies are essential for a child’s learning journey.
Step 2 – Strategise
● Learning and discovering the child’s learning competencies in both his physiological / cognitive and social emotional competencies will give us a road map to your child’s success in life.
● Understanding the child’s learning competencies will show us the way to tailor a program to help the child in areas where it is weak.
● By this time, the child would already know a lot about what we do (through the two assessments) and will be very excited to start our program.
With the road map of the child’s learning patterns and competencies, actions will be taken to plan, develop and enhance the child’s learning competencies in areas the child is weak at and even further strengthening the child’s existing strengths in his learning.
Physiologically, cognitively, and social and emotionally, the child will go through strengthening sessions recommended by our centre. At the same time, parents will also be advised and will work along with our consultant in all areas of helping the child enhance and improve in his learning journey.
Step 3 – Strengthen
- Initially, your child will have to undergo an intensive 20 sessions of physiological / cognitive strengthening of learning difficulties.
- Next, (depending on the recommended sessions) the student will undergo progressive strengthening process where the weak learning areas will be strengthened with our in-house unique development learning worksheets.
- Intermittently, the student will require strengthening of their physiological learning components as this will naturally go hand in hand with all other learning needs.
- After each term, our teacher will conduct a learning assessment session where all other social and emotional learning components will also be strengthened in these sessions.
- After completion of the recommended sessions, the student will feel for themselves the very first time how sharp, focused and happy they can be during learning. Others around him / her will find them sharper, not so restless and able to focus on their work more than before.
Additionally, creativity in speaking and writing will also be evident.
We are very solution focused here in our work. We generally do not like to keep the child here if he / she are already able to learn on their own and is showing significant progress. Although many a times, when parents see the significant progress in their child’s learning patterns, they want to continue to the program, we usually will want the child to advance on their own after they have successfully completed our program. We believe the most powerful learning tool is self motivation!
How Much Is This Program?
Do your research and you will be like most parents who came to us saying “this is so reasonable! More reasonable than tuition fee!”
Yes indeed it is. We provide quality learning enhancement programs; we do not like to charge exorbitant fees and give empty promises. We aim to be reasonable because learning should be a reasonable but strong process.