THE ELS APPROACH
ELS Educational therapy is a one-on-one educational interventional programme. The programme consists of five core learning areas: visual perception, auditory perception, language, literacy and numeracy. The programme follows an individualised developmental approach. This may differ from one learning area to the next, depending on the child’s specific learning profile. The focus and content of the educational therapy is thus different for each child.
ELS focuses on the underlying problem(s) and not the symptoms.
ELS is not “remedial”, nor is it tutoring. It is not a “quick fix”. ELS recognises the underlying reasons why a child is struggling to keep up with his peers, academically, socially and behaviourally and focuses on addressing these “barriers” to learning.
Its success lies in mediating thinking and giving meaning to tasks. This, in time, translates to learning areas and daily living skills, increased self confidence and independence. On completion of ELS therapy, a child has developed strategies to problem solve as well as trained up skills that may have been delayed.
ELS LEARNING SUPPORT IS AN INDIVIDUALISED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual”