Childhood & Adolescence

Helping your child reach their full potential

EDUCARE provides assistance to children and adolescents who may not be reaching their full potential.

In close collaboration with parents, an EDUCARE team of specialists can assist children and adolescents in areas such as underachievement, concentration and learning difficulties, emotional and social problems, anxiety and depression, behaviour problems, school readiness and gifted learning.

A comprehensive assessment is undertaken to determine strengths and weaknesses and individual learning styles.

Unidentified and unresolved issues can lead to learning difficulties and have a negative impact on attitude, self-esteem and performance.

Additionally, if you child is gifted it is vital to keep them inspired and challenged to ensure their ongoing development and motivated.

The EDUCARE team can consist of Clinical, Educational and Child Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Specialist Support Teachers and can include input from teachers and other stakeholders where necessary.

More specifically, some of the key services include addressing the following concerns:

Underachievement & motivation problems
  • Does your son/daughter underachieve at school?
  • Is motivation and confidence lacking with school work?

Underachievement and a lack of motivation has a direct bearing on learning outcomes. The cause could be academic or social and can be treated. The earlier, the better.

Learning difficulties
  • Does your son/daughter have difficulty in one or more subject areas at school?
  • Experiencing difficulty with reading, writing or maths?
  • Is homework a constant struggle?

Learning problems, unless identified and remediated, can multiply over time and have a negative influence on school performance and attitude. Help is available.

Concentration problems
  • Does your son/daughter get easily distracted?
  • Does he/she daydream or fail to complete tasks?
  • Do you suspect the problem could be ADHD?

Concentration problems can occur for a number of reasons. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent the long-term negative impact upon learning.

Social difficulties
  • Does you child have difficulty "fitting in" with peers?
  • Is behaviour is social settings often inappropriate?

Social difficulties often have a severe negative influence on a student’s academic performance and self-esteem. Peer acceptance and social success can be achieved with the right help.

Personal confidence & self-esteem
  • Does your son/daughter lack confidence and suffer from low self esteem?
  • Does your son/daughter often feel he/she is a failure?

It is important that students have the necessary life skills and personal confidence to realise their full potential. There are many strategies that can be used to develop such skills.

School readiness
  • Is your 5-year-old really ready for school?
  • Does your child lack physical endurance or have difficulty adjusting socially?

Your child may seem to be intellectually ready for school yet immature emotionally and socially. Starting school at the right time can help to ensure long term academic and social success.

Gifted learning needs
  • Is your child a gifted learner?
  • Does he/she thrive on being challenged?

Identifying and meeting the special needs of gifted and talented students is essential to appropriate enrichment and development.

Emotional & anxiety problems
  • Is your child having difficulty in adjusting to changes in the family unit?
  • Are you noticing signs of anxiety or depression?

Emotional problems encountered at school or at home may vary from anxiety to severe depression and school phobia. Early treatment and increased understanding of the issues are essential to work through the difficulties.

Demanding & defiant behaviour
  • Is your child demanding or defiant?
  • Is parenting more frustrating than enjoyable?

Strong-willed and demanding children can make family life frustrating. Effective strategies can enable children and parents to work through conflict experiences and behavioural difficulties.

Neuro-psychometric Assessment
  • What are your child's intellectual strengths and weaknesses?
  • What is your child's learning style?

A comprehensive neuro-psychometric assessment is essential for identifying a child’s intellectual strengths and weaknesses. The results help to determine the best learning style and strategies to enable your child to reach his/her potential.