SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Recognizing The Symtoms
For parents and family members who may be wondering about their child’s behavior, the following questionnaire may be useful in focusing your observations and concerns.
As noted in our Programs section, our staff, teacher, and therapist expertise and our curriculum focus on children from the ages of 18 months to 6 years, and their families. For Special Education Programs, we will assess applications of students up to the age of 9.
Does your child struggle with any of the following:
- Speech delay
- Attention deficit
- Lack of understanding social cues (waving, pointing, etc.)
Does your child exhibit any of the following types of behavior:
- Does not engage in play with peers
- Repetitive movements
- Unusual reactions in social settings
- Use of odd words or phrases
WeCare’s Founder and Family Therapist, Ms. Huong Tran (Victoria), MSMFT is available for a professional assessment and consultation regarding your child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social behavior development, with the expectation that a diagnosis will lead to a tailored treatment plan involving cooperation, collaboration, and investment from both the WeCare staff and the child’s family or guardian.
WeCare International School was created specifically to address the broad spectrum of cognitive, social, and behavioral differences in all students. Our goal is to ensure that children requiring special education and attention are provided with the same full and equal enjoyment of school programs. Our expertise enables us to tailor specific programs according to the needs of your child.
At WeCare, we understand that some students need more time with professionals to help them understand the world around them.
We help students improve their speech skills, social and emotional well-being, as well as their self-care and sensory skills. As their confidence and abilities grow, students are guided in how to overcome repetitive behaviors and aversions to textures, colors, or shapes. They are also shown how to care for themselves and introduced to coping skills, including communicating through technology. All this requires extra levels of attention and supervision, and at WeCare, the teacher to student ratios and small class numbers ensure that all children’s individual needs are met. Treatment plans may be modeled on the following issues and include some of the following objectives:
Communication objectives may include:
- Developing conversational skills for interacting with peers and adults
- Using and understanding nonverbal communication such as gestures
- Interpreting facial expressions
- Becoming comfortable engaging in functional, spontaneous dialogue
Common social objectives may include:
- Forming friendships with other classmates
- Learning to initiate and sustain back-and-forth conversations
- Enjoying both structured and unstructured playtime
- Empathy in interactions with others
Behavioral Objectives may include:
- Respecting boundaries and personal space
- Increase positive behaviors
- Expressing frustration in a productive way
- Making eye contact during interactions with peers and adults
Self-Care objectives for young children may include:
- Brushing teeth
- Taking a shower
- Dressing and undressing
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM* (3 Teachers Per 5 Students per Class)