Our daytime students have an opportunity to not only get an excellent education, but also participate in a wide range of therapies and programs throughout the day that’ll help them overcome their learning challenges. Therapies and programs are assigned based on each student’s progress and any changes to their IEP (Individual Educational Plan).
Therapies help students:
• have better concentration
•retain new information faster and longer
• increase their processing speed
• have better self-regulation
• improve writing and reading skills
Here are some of the therapies we offer:
Neurodevelopment Through Movements
Created by Canadian neuropsychologist Suzanne Day, this therapy addresses the central nervous system as it relates to learning efficiency and emotional self-regulation, two characteristics primarily shaped during the first twelve months of life.
The therapy addresses the nervous system’s sensory “input” of information, coming from the visual, auditory, and tactile pathways, as it determines its “output” in the manual language, and mobility pathways.
Neurological functioning is reorganized through sequential movement patterns based on the primary reflexes.
Learning Breakthrough is a multi-sensory exercise program that has been used since 1982 to help people learn and perform better. The students stand on a special “balancing board”, doing fun and simple movements with things like bean bags and Superballs. This kind of therapy helps to engage both hemispheres of the brain.
Sound Therapy can be used while doing other activities, making it a time-effective and versatile therapy. Sound Therapy has been shown to improve listening, learning and communication. Simply by listening through earphones to specially-filtered music and stories, the student’s auditory processing system is enhanced.
Reading & Writing
Therapies and Programs
At Vianney we have a special passion for reading and writing. Therefore, it is paramount for us to ensure that each of our students excel in literacy and comprehension, and develop strong writing skills. We have multiple reading and writing therapies and programs that we utilize, depending on the student’s assessment.
We offer parents the ability to work with our contracted speech therapist. Then, we integrate the recommended practice into their curriculum.
*Please note: This service is only available to registered part-time and/or full-time Vianney students*
To learn more about integrating educational therapies, please contact our office, and receive availability and prices.