Learning Enhancement Unit
¿What is learning enhancement?
Unit within NeuroPed offering services to bilingual and multilingual patients in English and Spanish.
«Learning enhancement» refers to the improvement of learning through various strategies, techniques, and approaches that aim to optimize the process of acquiring knowledge and skills.
The goal of learning enhancement is to provide students with effective tools so they can learn more efficiently, understand, and retain information, develop critical thinking skills, and effectively solve problems. This approach focuses on identifying and addressing the individual needs of each student, adapting learning strategies to their learning style, strengths, and areas for improvement.
This approach is not limited solely to the acquisition of academic knowledge but also promotes the development of transferable skills to other areas of life, such as solving everyday problems, making informed decisions, and creative thinking.
¿What NeuroPad offers?
Our mission is to help bilingual children and adolescents reach their maximum potential in school and in life by providing effective evidence-based interventions, children, and teenagers and to offer support for their families and educational centres.
We reach our goals though the following steps:
- First meeting with parents or legal guardians.
- Personalized assessments (Neuropsychology, Speech and language therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy).
- Access arrangement assessment (JCQ).
- Individualized multidisciplinary treatment plans.
- Meeting with the educational centres.
- Guidance for families and educational centres.
Advantage of learning enhancement
We’ll tell you about the benefits of early intervention, so you can be informed before starting the process.
LEU services include
These are the services include in NeuroPed, so you can be informed before starting the process.
Neuropsychology is a discipline that studies the relationship between brain functioning and human behaviour. It focuses on understanding how injuries, diseases, or alterations in the nervous system can affect cognitive, emotional, and behavioural functions in a person.
Our goal is to assess brain functioning and its influence on cognitive, emotional, and behavioural performance. The team uses a variety of tests and techniques to evaluate brain functions such as memory, attention, perception, and executive functions as well as socio-emotional aspects. Through the neuropsychological evaluation, we stablish intervention goals for the treatment of Specific Learning Difficulties, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Behavioural Disorders, Mood and Emotional Disorders and Social Disorders.
The speech therapist is the professional responsible of the prevention, detection, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the language disorders, oral language alterations (both receptive and expressive), gestual, written (reading, reading comprehension and spelling), orofacial functions (respiration, voice, phonation, suction, deglutition, and mastication) and voice and hearing.
In NeuroPed is of great importance the early detection of any disorder or deficit in children between the ages of 0 and 6 years old, and children and adolescents. This is achieved through the use of standardized and scaled tests which will help us in all the areas of the children’s rehabilitation. Everything is done with the help of families, receiving attention, orientation and tips during the whole evaluation and intervention process, as well as interdisciplinary coordination with other external professionals and school centre.
The speech therapist assesses and treats several diseases and pathologies: difficulties in communication, language delay, dyslalias and dysglossias, alterations in the orofacial motility (miofuncional therapy: alterations in orofacial motility, dysfunction in any of the stomatology functions atypical deglutition, dysphagia), specific language disorder, speech fluency disorder, voice disorders and specific learning disorders (difficulties in reading and writing)
Occupational therapy is a discipline that focuses on helping individuals develop, maintain, or regain the skills necessary to participate in their daily activities and improve their quality of life.
Through motor, mental, sensory, and environmental components, work is done to achieve autonomy in self-care tasks (feeding training, hygiene training, one-to-one training in dressing/undressing, toilet training, and environmental modification), leisure activities (moving around their environment, play exploration, peer play), academic and prewriting and handwriting skills (sitting posture, pencil gripping pattern, perception, visual motor integration, motor pattern of letters and eye-hand coordination).
Physiotherapists also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare discipline that focuses on preventing, evaluating, and treating neuromotor impairments. Developmental motor delays or neuromotor problems can impact cognitive, social, language and autonomy skills.
The main goal of physiotherapy is to promote physical function, mobility, and overall well-being.
Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques and therapeutic modalities to improve children´s physical capacity. These techniques may include therapeutic exercise, psychomotricity, dual-tasking, gait training, new technologies and respiratory physical therapy, among others.