Diagnostics of the speech and communication skills in pre-school and elementary-school-aged children.

    Specific correctional individual therapy aimed at getting over:

Articulation – incorrect or improper pronunciation, in which specific sound(s) are missing or pronounced improperly:

    Speech lag – late or slowed speech formation in children;

    Specific difficulties when learning to read, write, or doing math – impaired ability to learn, read or write, or with applying mathematical operations

    Speech impediments as a result of brain damage

    Speech impediments in generalized developmental disorder – autism

    Speech impediments in genetic developmental disorder – Down Syndrome

    Supporting the education of children with Attention-Deficit
/Hyperactivity

    Speech flow impairment

Training for children without speech impediments

    Cognitive skills development

    Enhancing vocabulary

    Developing language culture

    Supporting a faster mastery of reading, writing, and math in pre-school and elementary-school-aged children

Fine motor skills training

What are fine motor skills?

Fine motor skills are the ability to carry out activities which require precise and accurate use of each finger. Fine motor skills include holding and using a pen, pencil, scissors, etc. Motor skills are both significantly influenced by and in their own turn influence the social, emotional, and cognitive dimensions of the child. Newly-developed fine motor skills are considered to dramatically stimulate a child’s cognitive development. As early as 2 years of age children begin to show interest in placing symbols on paper. They become deeply engrossed in making “scribbles”, which are initially uncoordinated and aimless movements, however are often positioned in a way that achieves a certain level of visual balance. Bit by bit this line-drawing becomes more coherent – circles and dots are added to lines as the motor control of the child develops further. The period between and 3 and 4 years of age is thought to be critical in developing fine motor skills. This is the period during which the pincer grab should be mastered. It is precisely during this period that the parent of caregiver needs to show the child the correct way to position the fingers on the writing tool. Repeated practice of this skills is also required.

Instruments:

The tasks implemented within the fine motor training are known and fun for the children. They include doing jigsaw puzzles, drawing, colouring, using scissors, grabbing and manipulating small objects, gluing and modelling.

Who are fine motor skills trainings suitable for?

    Children whose parents want to give them a better preparation for preschool education.
    Children who need to put more effort into the development of these skills
    Children who are experiencing difficulties in fine motor talks and require some help in improving

Format and duration of fine motor skills training:

The trainings do not usually last long. They include a few consultations in order to determine the level of fine motor skills, during which the parents are given recommendations regarding what tasks they should have their children do at home.

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