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 will 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:
- improve concentration
- retain new information faster and longer
- increase their processing speed
- improve self-regulation
- improve reading and writing skills
Therapies We Offer:
Neurodevelopment Through Movements
Created by Canadian neuropsychologist Suzanne Day, this therapy targets the central nervous system to strengthen learning efficiency and emotional self-regulation, two characteristics primarily shaped during the first twelve months of life.
This therapy addresses how the nervous system takes in information from visual, auditory, and tactile pathways and determines its “output” through manual language and mobility pathways.
Neurological functioning is reorganized through sequential movement patterns based on the primary reflexes (movements children do naturally in their first year of development). There are thirteen movements in this therapy’s sequence. You can learn how to do all of these and teach your child how to do them too!
Attend one of our monthly FREE workshops to learn the therapy’s sequence of movements and provide this therapy for your child right at home.
Learning Breakthrough is a multi-sensory exercise program that has been used since 1982 to help people learn and perform better. Students stand on a special “balancing board”, doing fun and simple movements with things like bean bags and Superballs. These exercises 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. It is paramount for us to ensure that each of our students excels in literacy and comprehension, and develop strong writing skills. We utilize multiple reading and writing therapies and programs depending on each student’s assessment.
We offer parents the ability to work with our contracted speech therapist. Recommended practices from students’ speech therapy sessions are then integrated 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 or for availability and pricing, please contact our office.