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Why should you register your child for the Annual Summer Course?

The annual summer course is especially designed for children with special educational needs, taking extra measures to ensure long-term progress in learning abilities.

Children at IMPACT make rapid progress and improve drastically; a warm and friendly atmosphere encourages learning and helps them enhance their confidence and self-esteem, which can be affected by learning difficulties. Children with learning disabilities are often misunderstood, and as a result, face rejection and criticism which can lead to low-self-esteem. We are geared to provide unconditional acceptance to everyone who approaches us, thereby assisting them in gaining trust, strength and managing their symptoms.

The difficulty in learning to read can frustrate the child, and other issues can emerge that disguise dyslexia. The child may show signs of low self-esteem and low -confidence Both at home and at school, behavioral issues are frequently seen. The child will lose interest in school and become unmotivated if the issue is not resolved.

Most problems can be prevented with early intervention and early training.  Young children in kindergarten and first grade should learn to form letters correctly using a multisensory writing program.  Using auditory, visual and kinesthetic memory is powerful in training the brain of a child with Dysgraphia.

Impact uses the Orton – Gillingham approach among other interventions, to treat dyslexia and dysgraphia. The Orton – Gillingham approach introduced the idea of breaking reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, and then building on these skills over time. It is a structured language program that provides focused instruction on multiple aspects of letters and letter formations, and use of language overall with its grammatical issues.

It also pioneered the multisensory approach to teaching reading, which is a common part of effective literacy programs. This means that instructors at Impact use sight, hearing, touch, and movement to help students connect language with letters and words.

Specially designed for children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and ADHD.

Impact provides wholesome, fun and interesting ways for your kids to learn and excel in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and creative writing.

For children aged 3 to 17 years old

Is your child having trouble with reading, dictation, mirror writing, handwriting, spelling, memory, concentration, or vocabulary? Register now!

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that commonly affects word recognition, spelling, and the ability to match letters to sounds. While it is a neurological condition, dyslexia has no relation to intelligence. Children with dyslexia have difficulty in learning to read despite being given traditional instruction, at least average intelligence, and an adequate opportunity to learn.

Dyslexia can be caused by genetic or environmental factors but is not a result of any brain damage. It is caused by the inability of the brain to understand language through hearing and seeing. It does not result from vision or hearing problems. It is not due to mental retardation, brain damage, or a lack of intelligence. It should not be taken as laziness, stupidity, or lack of interest. It is not simply the reversal of letters, numbers, and words but a more complex learning disorder that has neurological foundation. It is not curable but can definitely be managed through proper intervention and accommodation that Impact provides.

The major symptoms include:

  • Mixing up phonetic sounds for example, Kafish for Kashif.
  • Inability to rhyme by age 4.
  • Difficulty in dictation, forming words and learning spellings due to lack of phonemic awareness.
  • Difficulty in learning the names, letters, and their sounds.
  • An unusual way of forming letters, unusual beginning, and ending points.
  • Reversals, mirror writing and substitutions of letters and numbers, for example, 6/9, b/d, p/q, f/t such reversals are fairly common up to the age of 7 or 8 and usually diminish after that time.
  • Difficulty with fine motor tasks as tying shoes, buttoning, and unbuttoning, etc.
  • Confusion of left versus right, over versus under, before versus after, for example, dab for bad, was for saw.
  • Lack of dominant handedness.
  • Difficulty in copying from the board or a book can also suggest problems.
  • There may be general disorganization of written work which can reflect in other organised activities such as sports and games with rules.
  • Possibility of having ADHD/ADD and/or other behavioural problems.
  • Slow, labored, inaccurate reading of single words in isolation when there is no story or pictures to provide clues.
  • Difficulty in pronouncing familiar words; merlin-remain.

What is Dysgraphia?

Dysgraphia is a term that simply means “difficulty with written tasks.” This may present in handwriting issues to written work assignments or attempting exam papers.

Children with Dysgraphia or an expressive writing disorder can struggle to construct sentences and paragraphs in a grammatical or logical order, making any form of written composition a difficult task. They experience difficulty with capitalizations, punctuations, tense- verb confusion, and also to put their creative ideas on paper. Usually, these children are very bright and perform well orally but written work makes it difficult for them to even pass.

The following are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Handwriting is illegible.
  • The child writes very slowly and gets fatigued easily.
  • Fingers are cramped in a tight grasp or the child uses an unusual grasp on pencil/pen.
  • Written work is inconsistent with a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, variation in sizes of letters, and irregular formation and slant.
  • The child has difficulties keeping the writing on one line or within the margins.
  • The child has many reversals of letters and numbers, writes words backward, writes letters out of order, and has overall sloppy handwriting.

What is ADHD?

The acronyms ADHD and ADD stand for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder, respectively. ADHD is a more complex and severe attention disorder that includes an aspect of hyperactivity.

Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness are three of the most common symptoms of ADHD in children.

Inattention

  • A lack of concentration
  • Do not follow instructions or complete tasks.
  • Does not seem to be paying attention while others are speaking.
  • Forgetful of everyday activities and Has difficulty arranging daily tasks.
  • Avoids or despises tasks that necessitate prolonged sitting or exertion.
  • Frequently misplaces objects, including personal items.
  • Failing to complete the task at hand.
  • The attention process is very unpredictable – one day you are “in-tune” and finish all of your work, and the next day you seem to “be in a fog”.
  • Internal thinking process of daydreaming.

Hyperactivity

  • Doesn’t remain seated as long as you’d expect.
  • It’s difficult to play quietly.
  • Constant movement, such as running or jumping, or fidgeting with hands or objects.
  • They talk a lot.
  • Restless and can’t seem to calm down for a relaxing task like reading or napping.
  • Appear motivated – will jump from one task to the next in search of further stimulation.
  • Excessive overt motor activity can lead to increased self-stimulation making noise, talking.

Impulsivity

  • Has a hard time waiting for their turn.
  • Before the topic is over, they blurt out answers.
  • In general, there is a lack of self-control.

Alongside academics, the summer course will also give children to mingle and interact with peers their own age, facing similar problems. This will help improve their communication skills and boost their self-esteem and confidence.

The impact is equipped with state-of-the-art resources and skilled professionals who have years of experience working with children with special educational needs. The summer course is an excellent opportunity for your child to learn new skills and manage their shortcomings in a fun, wholesome, and welcoming environment. Register them now!

Timings

1 st June – 31 st August 2021
3 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm – 6 pm