Scholastic Challenges

Scholastic  Challenges

Scholastic Challenges –term to describe challenges affecting a child’s performance in academia, fine motor and gross motor skills.

  • Some children present with scholastic challenges even though they do not have an underlying diagnosis
  • Challenges may develop from lack of exposure, lifestyle, time spent playing, etc.
  • A child not meeting the expectations to transition to the next grade
  • These challenges are easily correctible

SYMPTOMS

  • Letter reversals
  • Poor shoulder stability
  • Poor trunk controls
  • Immature pencil grip
  • Poor fine motor skills
  • Poor handwriting
  • Poor gross motor skills
  • Difficulty organising their work or themselves
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Produces work at a slower pace and falls behind in class
  • Difficulty copying work from the board or a book into their own book
  • Loses their place while reading or copying
  • Problems remembering the sequence of things
  • Difficulty spelling
  • Difficulty reading

HOW WE CAN HELP

  • At Q Enrichment Center, our Occupational Therapist will conduct an extensive, comprehensive assessment to determine the specific difficulties experience by the child. A detailed report will be completed, along with a treatment plan specific to each individual’s needs.
  • Intervention can focus on:
    • Developing skills to improve participation in activities of daily living, learning and play
    • Improving underlying visual perceptual, motor abilities (both fine and gross motor) and attention using compensatory skills and / or alternative methods of learning to improve academic performance
    • Establishing a routine
    • Encouraging and facilitating correct developmental milestone patterns
    • Teaching the teacher, parent or caregiver by providing exercises and compensatory strategies that can be incorporated at home or school

Testimonials

“What a fantastic team at Q Enrichment Center. I 100% recommend them for any family. They conduct themselves in the most professional attitude all around, they are welcoming and my son enjoyed the service thoroughly. Thanks again.”
– Jean (Mother of child client)

“Q Enrichment Center has “A brilliant speech therapist she single handily helped me overcome the difficulties of dysphagia. Her work truly is a vocation, her desire for me to make a full recovery was just as strong if not stronger than my own. By far the best therapist I was fortunate enough to deal with.”
– Chris (Male adult client)

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