PSYCHOLOGY – Children and Adolescents

What you need to know about psychology?
discipline that studies the behavior, cognitive and emotional processes of people, in relation to the surrounding environment. Etymologically, “psychology” comes from the Greek word “psyche” which refers to the soul and the word “logos” which refers to the study.

What do the psychologists do?
Contribute to the development of the child on a safe basis taking advantage of its great plasticity and preparing him or her to successfully meet later stages. We also offer support to families by giving them a space where they feel understood and can have answered all of their questions about their children.
The purpose of therapy is to understand the inner world of the child through a collaborative relationship between parents and therapist. From this teamwork we find out the root of the problem to know where we should go and be able to draw a set path towards improving the quality of life of the child and his / her environment.
Through the game, in the case of the smallest children, the therapist will help the child to resolve conflicts in his own language.

When would you consult a psychologist?

  • “My son is sad”
  • “He still wets the bed”
  • “He is afraid to be alone”
  • “She has nightmares”
  • “He doesn´t want to sleep alone”
  • “He has a lot of jealousy of his brother”
  • “She is very aggressive”
  • “He does not obey”
  • “No obedece”
  • “He is very childish”
  • “Not related to other children”
  • “He seems to be in his world”
  • “He´s very close to me”
  • “He´s very impulsive”

PSYCHOPEDAGOGY And RE-EDUCATIONS

What you need to know about re-educations?
The re-education means to re-educate what should have been assimilated in the early grades but because of circumstances X, has not been achieved. For example, sometimes, make him read every day is not the solution if he cannot discriminate sounds, he confuses letters, read one word for another or does not have vocabulary.

What does a therapist do in re-educations?
The psychopedagogue makes students learn on how to be responsible, independent and earn self-esteem and self-confidence. Also, they provide different and alternative study techniques that are appropriate for performing tasks and realizing duties.

When would you consult for re-education sessions?

  • “He seems demoralized and frustrated”
  • “He/She can´t follow his/her classmates”
  • “He doesn’t want to go to school”
  • “He suspended several subjects and I am afraid that he has to repeat the school course”
  • “He doesn´t understand either the texts or statements of problems and exercises”
  • “She confuses letters”
  • “The texts he writes are not age-appropriate”
  • “Commits many misspellings”
  • “Her level of reading and/or writing is not age-appropriate”
  • “He is incapable of doing his homework without my help”
  • “Fails to maintain attention for 10 minutes”
  • “He can´t achieve the proposed academic goals”

SPEECH THERAPY – Children and Adolescents

What you need to know about Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech Therapy is an intervention service aimed at improving speech (articulation, voice, fluency and rhythm), communication and skills of a child to understand and express language, including non-verbal language (expressive and receptive language). The speech therapists/pathologists (SLP) are professionals who provide those services.

What do the speech therapists do?
They are professionals who determine what kind of language problem has a student. They assess what is causing it and decide the best treatment. They can help the children to develop skills working with them individually, in small groups or in the classroom.

When would you consult a speech therapist?

  • Articulation problems: not speak clearly and make mistakes in the sounds
  • Fluency problems: problems with the fluidity of speech, such as stuttering.
  • Voice problems: problems with tone, volume and quality.
  • Oral feeding problems: difficulty eating, swallowing and drooling.
  • Language problems: like dyslexia, apraxia.
  • Development problems and communication: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger´s Syndrome.
  • Receptive language problems: trouble understanding (receive) language.
  • Expressive language problems: trouble speaking (express) language.
  • Pragmatic language problems: problems using language appropriate socially.
  • Swallowing problems: atypical swallowing.

TUTORING

What you need to know about school tutoring?

It is a complementary support to school activity that has as objective to deepen, complement or improve academic processes of the classroom and customize them according to the needs of each student.

 

The work must be continuous so that students can take responsibility for their own educational progress.

When a student might need reinforcement?

  • When the student does not follow the pace of the class in one or two specific areas.
  • When he goes beyond a point doubt and needs individualized attention in order to understand these contents.
  • When once you resolved his doubts, he has no resources to cope with the duties or the next class.
  • When you need a slower pace than the class group to assimilate the contents of a subject.
  • When because of his frustration and difficulties in some area, he is setting aside.
  • When he feels unmotivated and he has no self-esteem and self-confidence.

SERVICIO EXTERNO A ESCUELAS

¿Qué necesitas saber sobre el soporte externo a las escuelas?

En Espai Tau Kids ofrecemos la posibilidad de acompañar y dar soporte a alumnos con dificultades dentro de las escuelas, para realizar un tratamiento largo, diario y continuo que consideramos necesario en casos particulares. Les ayudamos a crecer colaborando siempre con el equipo de la escuela para que el desarrollo de nuestros peques sea completo e igual que de los demás.

Además del apoyo y soporte al alumno en particular, ofrecemos charlas y talleres para el profesorado. Nuestro objetivo es dar a conocer las fortalezas y debilidades de cada caso en particular para trabajar de manera conjunta. Los niños pasan la mayor parte del día en las escuelas por lo que allí es dónde el trabajo, la comprensión y la empatía hacia ellos son primordiales para su desarrollo.

 

En la actualidad Espai Tau Kids colabora con la American School of Barcelona ofreciendo este servicio.

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