We work with small groups of similarly aged children within the school environment for a minimum of 2 sessions per week. Session lengths depend on the age and abilities of the child, but are typically between 45 and 60 minutes. During this time there is an emphasis on Mediated Learning where the child is encouraged to focus, think and learn by using the Feuerstein programme and auditory processing strategies as the platform to work from. The intention is that the techniques that they learn will flow on into their daily learning and general life experiences.

 

Our facilitators:

Are friendly and highly experienced speech therapists and teachers.

Are always striving to keep up to date with developments in the field of learning and cognition.

 

Facilitators profiles:

 

Tanya Collett
Background: Qualified with a degree in Speech therapy and Audiology (1991) and is qualified in Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (Basic 1&2). Tanya initially worked as a speech therapist in a multidisciplinary team within a neuro-rehabilitation unit. She has worked for the Ministry of Education and in private practice for many years. Tanya has a passion for helping children overcome their learning difficulties and thereby boosting their confidence, self esteem and knowledge base.

Tanya believes that the brain has the ability to change through neuro-plasticity, and that mediated learning is a proven technique which assists individuals to achieve more than they thought they could.

  

Sara Spurr

Background: Qualified as a teacher and speech therapist with extensive experience in special education.  Sara has worked for the Ministry of Education in classroom teaching and  speech therapy. She has also worked as a cognitive therapist in an Early Intervention unit. For the bulk of her career Sara has operated a private speech and language therapy practice for both children and adults.

Sara enjoys working alongside people to improve their communication and learning skills. Sara believes that with the right approach and techniques, small changes can make big differences in peoples lives. She derives a great deal of satisfaction from helping people grow.

 

Contact us for more information about how we can start a BoostEd group in your Pre school or primary school.