We are excited to announce the collaboration between London Learning Centre (LLC) and KLAY, in order to establish multidisciplinary therapy centres within KLAY early years settings. Our first LLC @ KLAY opens on the 28th of November, 2018 at the KLAY, Sector 45.
Our goal is to identify, screen and assess any children that staff or parents feel may be facing challenges in their learning and development, and to provide targeted learning programs of support. The earlier the parents or nursery teachers identify a child struggling with a developmental difficulty, the better their future outcomes. High quality early intervention can change a child’s developmental trajectory and improve their outcomes in school and socialisation.
LLC’s message is ‘intervene early, intervene often and intervene effectively’.
LLC will provide specialist input within the KLAY Pre-schools to enable a genuinely inclusive approach through early intervention programs delivered within Klay Clasrooms. LLC will also be running a specialized Early Intervention Nursery for children with more complex developmental needs. In addition, LLC @ Klay will offer services to children of all ages, who are not in KLAY settings, in the form of after-school learning and therapy support.
LLC @ Klay will offer in-depth assessment and therapy intervention from our team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators and Psychologists. Our Speech and Language Therapists will support children with difficulties relating to attention skills, understanding and use of language, voice quality, speech clarity and social communication. Our Occupational Therapists will support children who show difficulties with gross or fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, self help skills and sensory processing. Our Special Educators offer bespoke learning programs from early literacy and numeracy, to study skills and revision techniques.
LLC’s internationally trained educators and therapists have expertise in a wide range of language, learning, sensory, social communication and motor difficulties. We also run a diagnostic service for conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Specific language Impairment, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91 9818482996.
The London Learning Centre also provides a range of specialist therapy services for children who may have specific speech, language, communication, sensory or motor-based difficulties. We adopt an inclusive approach to learning at the Centre and we follow the ethos that children have the potential to develop and grow irrespective of their strengths and needs.
The centre supports children with the following needs:
Pooja Talwar has a background in Business Management and International Business. A mother of 3, she recognised the gaps in The Indian Education System especially in the area of Special Needs. She is very passionate about education and her intent for starting LLC was to create an awareness and help raise the bar of learning in India. She believes that every child has a potential and it is up to us as parents and educators to help children enhance their capabilities and explore their true potential.
Jackie Harland is an experienced speech and language therapist with a Masters in early childhood education. She has set up centres and early years provisions in London, Dubai, Lahore and now the London Learning Centre in Delhi in conjunction with Pooja Talwar. She has written and taught a postgraduate certificate and diploma course that has been externally accredited by a UK university at Masters level. She has co-written an early years curriculum and screening software that is used in the UK and internationally. Jackie is passionate to see children with additional needs receive the best evidenced based support at an early age and go on to achieve their ambitions in life.
Supriya Malik completed her PhD in Psychology (Focus: Neuroscience, Ealry Intervention, Autism) from University of Birmingham. For the last 11 years she has have worked with children with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability etc. in Delhi and the UK. Along with clinical work, she has been involved in applied research over the last few years collaborating with researchers from across the world including National Brain Research Centre, India; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA; University of Birmingham, UK and Michigan State University, USA. Her research has been recognised the world over, having won the prestigious Pat Howlin Early Career Researcher Award.
Cate Kraper is a clinical psychologist, licensed in the United States. She specializes in diagnostic and comprehensive evaluations of children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as assessment of children’s developmental, social-emotional, attention, and learning needs. Dr. Kraper received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2015, with a focus on working with children and families. She completed her clinical internship through the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders through Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. In addition to her clinical training, she also has experience with clinical research, with publications addressing adaptive behavior in autism spectrum disorder and family processes in obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety.
Shikha completed her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University and Masters in Speech Language Pathology from The Florida State University. Her clinical experiences include evaluation and treatment of individuals from age 2 to ages 90+ with varied disorders in areas such as articulation, language, swallowing, fluency, voice, care of individuals post Traumatic Brain Injuries and Strokes, and post tracheostomy/on ventilator dependence. Shikha currently holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and State Licensure to practice in the state of California.
Ravnit has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 6 years. She completed her Bachelor’s of Occupational Therapy degree from Delhi University and Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Jaipur University. She has experience working with paediatric as well as adult population in a variety of settings including acute care and short-term rehab programmes. Ravnit has presented at various conferences and has published articles in journals. She received Certification in Sensory Integration Intervention from University of Southern California.
Arpita is an Assistant Psychologist and Special Needs Educator at London Learning Centre. Arpita has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Nottingham, and a Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from University College London. Since qualifying, she has worked with children with special needs at an inclusive school in New Delhi. She also has experience in working effectively with children and adults with mental health disorders and has worked in both the NHS and a mental health charity in the UK. Arpita is a registered member of the British Psychological Society.
Caitlin has been working as a school-based Occupational Therapists for 2 ½ years since graduating from York St Johns University. This has allowed her to gain a wide range of knowledge including extensive understanding of sensory integration, autism and working with individuals with complex needs and behaviors, communication difficulties and emotional/behavioral challenges associated with their disabilities and medical problems. She has experience running 1×1 therapy sessions supporting children through the use of Rebound Therapy; providing opportunities for movement, therapeutic exercise and recreation for people across the whole spectrum of special needs. Additionally training to name a few have also included TACPAC, BSL Level 2, Attention Autism and Sensory storytelling/massage which have been beneficial in most therapy sessions.
My Sons John & Thomas have been with KLAY for 1 year now in Senior Toddler. I have decided to continue with KLAY this year also with Pre-K. I decided to go with KLAY because the facilities and curriculum is focused at all round development of the child. My initial anxiety about sending them to a day care center was erased within few days, as they showed great enthusiasm in going to school. There have been days when they have cried "I want to go to school, I want to see Vidhya/ Swathi ma’am" etc. Thanks to you and your team for your wonderful support, I do not feel so guilty about being a working mom. Best Regards
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