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ICARE offers workable, realistic, inclusive and developmentally appropriate strategies to assist learning and quality of life.

ICARE builds on existing strengths and offers solutions to more complex needs and issues. ICARE provides support and consultancy within family day care services, play groups, Maternal and Child Health Services, Kindergartens and Schools, where barriers and challenges are affecting the learning, social, emotional and behavioural environment of each individual child.

Parents may refer their child to ICARE or where consent has been given by the family, other support services or individuals may refer on the families behalf. These professionals may include Teachers, Maternal and Child Health nurses, Paediatricians, general practitioners, Child Care professionals, Therapists, or Psychologists.

Your privacy is paramount at ICARE, the information you provide is protected and remains confidential.

Learning Difficulties

ICARE promotes dignity and enhances the quality of each child's learning, based upon practical solutions.  All programs are developed to deliver concise and age appropriate information according to developmental milestones and functioning abilities.

ICARE provides support specifically aimed towards optimising children's learning development and their interests. It offers realistic, practical ideas and strategies to support and enhance individual learning styles.

ICARE provides conflict resolution skills to assist Educators in dealing with complex issues.

Holistic Approach

 

ICARE provides families and Educators with Individual Education Plans, Personal Plans, or ICARE's personalised Integrated Care Plans which focus building on each child's development in the areas of; learning, socialisation, play, communication skills, emotional and physical wellbeing, interactions with the outside world in addition to self-esteem.

 

 

Language behaviour

 

This refers to how a language disorder may impact on the way children act, react and behave in different situations and environments.  Children with language difficulties can display various forms of behaviours, E.g. being quiet, withdrawn to being very disruptive in the classroom or at home. These behaviours are more likely to be apparent during tasks that they find difficult or when the child doesn't understand what is being required of them.

Some practical strategies to help in the classroom:

Seating location - Maximise the child’s opportunity to hear instructions by seating the child at the front of the class and ensure the child is close to you and attending when you are giving instructions.

Communicating between school and home - Use of a diary or communication book/folder can be used to aide communication between home and school regarding homework and can be a permanent place to record and keep homework tasks. 

Visual Instructions/routines - Have the classroom routine clearly displayed using pictures or symbols to support written information. 

Tips for sensory integration

 

Cleverly thought out sensory stimulation may assist to......

  • Change how alert your child feels

  • Promote a better awareness of the environment

  • Help to organise what input to focus on and what to ignore

  • Decrease self stimulating behaviours

  • Decrease sensory meltdowns/ outbursts

  • Promote Communication

  • Increase Engagement

  • Expand problem solving abilities

  • Provide opportunities to make better choices and practice skills to promote learning

 

Behavioural Management Tips for ASD

 

There are currently two theories used in behavioural management:
the developmental theory of learning and the behavioural approach.

Developmental theories of learning emphasise that learning is achieved through a series of stages. Competence within a given stage must be achieved before the
individual progresses to a higher level. The adult knows what to expect of children within different stages of social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development, then guides them towards greater competence
within their current levels of functioning.

Behavioural theorists believe that all behaviours are learned through gradually responding to the environment. When adults change the way they respond to
the child's behaviours, the child will learn to gradually modify them.

 
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