The Asher-Solomon philosophy involves working in partnership with the community to share knowledge and support individuals with additional challenges to reach their potential across all environments. We are proactive in empowering and educating teachers, parents and other professionals in the unique needs a child may have or the increased challenges they may face on a daily basis.
At Asher-Solomon, presentations and workshops aim to equip the community with knowledge and solutions for supporting each child’s individual needs. Our sessions cater specifically to the target audience’s needs and encourage them to enter the world of their child, student or client.
Asher-Solomon spends time with the hosting organisation, gathering information to ensure that the presentation meets their specific needs, and resources and handouts are customised to support the target audience in generalising the skills taught throughout the presentation.
We believe that education and learning should be fun, interesting and practical for children and adults alike. Our therapists are creative and innovate in their approach to presentations and workshops. Multimedia and practical exercises are integral tools used to engage the audience and provide methods to consolidate learning. Examples of topics we have presented in the past include:
Speech and Language Therapy
Executive Functioning Skills
Classroom behaviour management
How to Handle Transitioning
Sensory Processing Red Flags
Facilitating Language Development
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
Social Skills and Promoting Peer Groups
How to Apply Therapy Methods in the Classroom
A child’s ability to learn, participate and master academic concepts in the classroom involves the simultaneous use of multiple skills, such as executive functioning, speech and language, motor skills, sensory processing skills and visual processing skills. Weaknesses in these skill areas may result in delays in learning and frustration or reluctance to complete work or tasks. Naturally, the emergence of learning delays and negative behaviours towards work or tasks is concerning and stressful for teachers and parents alike. At times, teachers and parents may know something is not right but are unable to identify exact barriers to performance.
Asher-Solomon therapists conduct classroom screenings to assist teachers and parents in identifying potential learning barriers and provide recommendations to support the child’s needs. Asher-Solomon therapists provide classroom screenings for speech and language development and sensory, perceptual and motor development.
Development of speech and language skills are necessary for the classroom as they form the foundations of:
Socialising with peers
Development of sensory, perceptual and motor skills are necessary for the classroom as they form the foundations of:
Copying (e.g. motor actions, copying information from the board or a book)
Gross motor coordination for participation in sport and leisure activities
The Screening Process includes: