We at DAS International are aware of the pressures that parents face when trying to secure educational provision for their children, especially where their children are not ‘typical’ learners and are experiencing difficulties with acquiring literacy skills.
We have therefore created the Intensive Programme, which is aimed at supporting children who are unable to secure a place in an international school, or are struggling in an international mainstream school.
The Intensive Programme is recommended if your child is struggling to catch up with mainstream education or awaiting entry into a mainstream education. This programme is designed to bridge the learning gap.
How long does it last?
Your child may attend the programme for a minimum of 1 term. Review assessments are conducted every 8 to 10 weeks in order for us to ensure that the ‘small steps’ approach to teaching is truly effective and that your child is making progress that is measurable. We need to ensure that your child is making progress, but also that they are happy, comfortable and confident learners. We will never push a child too fast as we need to make sure that they enjoy learning; however, we will never lower our expectations of what they are capable of achieving. This will have a positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence, especially where they have only experienced failure in the past.
We can continue to offer individual or small group programmes once your child starts a full time school place. This will ensure that your child is confident in their new school because they are aware that they are still being supported if they find some aspects of the curriculum difficult. We are happy to share our specialist reports and your child’s IEP with their school and consult with the school’s Learning Support Coordinator. This will ensure that the school knows how to best support your child.
Unique features of the Intensive Programme
Maximum teacher to child ratio of 1:4 At least one individual per day Implemented by specialist teachers with high level qualifications and specialist training to support students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD). Access to evidence based assistive technology programmes to support literacy and numeracy development e.g. Nessy Fingers©, Nessy Learning©, WordShark© NumberShark© Review of IEP and cross curriculum targets every 3 weeks. Integrated curriculum – consultation and support from a Speech and Language Therapist, Chartered Educational Psychologist and Occupational Therapist integrated into their IEP. Support from Charted Educational Psychologists in terms of ongoing assessment, IEP planning, teacher mentoring and a report to support your application for exam access arrangements in school. Specialist support from a Speech and Language Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist on site where required.
The differences between Specialist Tutoring and the Intensive Programme is highlighted in the table below.
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