Services offered to primary school students

Increasing a primary aged child’s foundational skills in literacy and maths leads to a greater sense of achievement, increased confidence and more success, creating an upward cycle of motivation and improvement. At AccessLearning clients have the opportunity to develop foundational skills through multisensory instruction, often aided by:

  • The Barton and Reading Spelling Programme (https://bartonreading.com/the-barton-system-is/) which is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English
  • Multisensory math instruction influenced by Steve Chinn, Bradley Witzel, Mary Little and Jo Boaler
  • Brainology by Mindset Works for upper ages 9-14 which is based on Carol Dweck’s work on the psychology of success.

Services offered to middle school students

Motivating a middle schooler to learn to be more successful, motivated and engaged in school is AccessLearning’s main aim in creating multi-sensory remediation and strategies-based circular support for 11-14 year olds and are also aided by use of:

  • The Barton and Reading Spelling Programme (https://bartonreading.com/the-barton-system-is/) which is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English
  • Multisensory math instruction influenced by Steve Chinn, Bradley Witzel, Mary Little and Jo Boaler
  • Brainology by Mindset Works for upper ages 9-14 which is based on Carol Dweck’s work on the psychology of success.

Services offered to high school students

Fostering the love of learning in adolescents requires an in-depth understanding of the unique issues influencing adolescent learners who need to develop skills through multi-sensory curricular support. AccessLearning’s students become motivated, confident and successful in their studies and we achieve this through fostering student focused solutions through:

  • Creating customized one-to-one and/or small group coaching in strategies-based curricular support from ages 14-19.
  • Teaching revision and test-taking strategies for external exam programmes including, IGCSE, A-Levels, IB, EB and AP.
  • Providing support in completion of large independent projects such as the IB Internal Assessments and Extended Essay that students may have difficulty managing alone.
  • Developing skills for time management, organization skills and overcoming procrastination.
  • Coaching in managing school and/or test anxiety and stress management.
  • Providing case management and academic support for students who may need short-term or long-term home schooling for reasons typically including awaiting school placement, illness, independent study for external exams, or school dismissal.

Higher education transition

Supporting the transition from high school to higher education is important for university success for individuals with documented learning differences. AccessLearning achieves this through one-to-one coaching in person or via Skype to support the unique challenges of transitioning from high school to the new demands of independent living and studying at university.

  • Providing guidance counselling for finding the appropriate higher education setting including knowing which questions to ask support service departments.
  • Preparing for self-advocating at the high education level and ensuring your son or daughter receives the access arrangements to which they are entitled.

Educational testing and access arrangement

An Educational Assessment is a highly effective way to assess your child’s educational skill level as well as being a screen for learning difficulties. AccessLearning owns a wide range of testing tools to identify precisely your child or adolescents learning profile which is presented in an educational assessment report providing detailed information to aid in the identification of appropriate and effective academic interventions and access arrangements.

Services offered to parents

Parents who have the requisite knowledge to support their children effectively, with their studies leads to children who are better prepared for school success.
AccessLearning offers private consultations and parental workshops on a range of educational topics to support you in making the best possible parental decisions for your child or adolescent’s education. AccessLearning provides:

  • Case management and consultation services (e.g. customized private tuition, development of IEPs (Individualized Educational Plans), interpretation of educational psychology assessment reports, school advocacy and school placement)
  • Referrals to other specialists (e.g. Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychotherapists, Adolescent Psychiatrists, Adolescent Neurologists, Higher Education Counsellors and private content tutors

Educational assessment services for Access Arrangements (e.g. Cambridge and IBO)* and to inform instruction and to assess success of educational interventions*
Courses and workshops on:

  • Supporting nontraditional learners (K-12)
  • Supporting your adolescent in middle school
  • Supporting your adolescent in IGCSE, A-Levels, IB and EU Baccalaureate course choices
  • Transition to middle school, high school and university

Services offered to schools, universities and other professionals

Research indicates that teachers who are well trained in the differentiated and inclusive teaching are more effective teachers, bringing improved achievement among students. AccessLearning offers professional development workshop and seminars on topics related to neurodevelopmental disorders for:

  • Pre-service and in-service teachers and teaching assistants;
  • Consultative services including comprehensive needs analysis and recommendations on the establishment and/or development of Learning Support/SEN service delivery models, SEN and Response to Intervention programmes;