Reading is considered a necessary life-skill at Cognitive Connections, therefore, overcoming Dyslexia is only one step in a wider plan to make reading pleasurable and a lifelong habit. Students at Cognitive Connections read at any level they choose because reading should be enjoyed first before it is to gain knowledge and learning.
Barton Reading and Spelling System – an Orton-Gillingham influenced multi-sensory & intensive intervention for struggling readers.
We also use other series of engaging, age-appropriate storybooks to support our intervention programmes. Choices are made at our discretion and experience of success and students choose books guided by our therapists based on the level and interests of the particular student.
Montessori Math – Hands-on learning that deepens understanding through using manipulatives and teacher-guided activities.
Our teachers constantly make assessments through observing students work with material and games.
Montessori math curriculum allows teachers to create individualised interventions through games and hands-on work.
Making Math Real – A UC Berkeley Extension Programme that helps children with Mathematics difficulties through visual graphics hands-on work, strategies to decrease memory load and understanding of mathematical concepts.
Number Talks – creating number sense from pre-K to High school. This programme’s activities help students share their strategies and verbalise their thinking processes. It was also highly recommended by a Stanford Math professor in relation to helping students enjoy mathematics, seeing patterns and developing numeracy at higher levels.
Assessments for Dyslexia and Mathematics
Tests for Dyslexia
- Comprehensive Test Of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)
- Slingerland Screening Tests for Identifying Children with Specific Language Disability
Tests for Mathematics
- Assessing Maths Concepts K- 3
- Comprehensive Mathematics Abilities Test (CMAT)
- Error Analysis of exam papers and school work
Prep for Primary 1
Why some children might need one-on-one attention.
Some children do not function well in big groups of more than 4 for a number of reasons.
- They could have trouble filtering out classroom noise so they either get irritable or they miss out on the lesson.
- They could also be distracted by movements or conversations of other children, then begin to join in these activities rather than listen to the teacher.
- There are also children who tend to get distracted by their own thoughts – what teachers refer to as day-dreaming. Although they do not disrupt the class and are very quiet, they are not listening to the lesson.
- Some children have auditory processing difficulties.
Preparation for Primary 1 is tailored to these children who work best only in small groups whereby our therapist can address learning gaps or model appropriate classroom behaviours.
Fees For Therapy And Assessments
Educational therapy for English and Mathematics
Individual: from $110 per hour
Paired group: $90 per hour
Primary 1 Prep (1.5 hours)
Small group : $350 /4 sessions (max 4 pax)