1-2-3 Magic Courses

The Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre are now offering 1-2-3 Magic courses.  The course is run from 10am to 5pm in Chertsey, Surrey and is aimed at parents of children aged between 2 and 12 years old who are experiencing challenging behaviour.

1-2-3 Magic is the leading resource for parenting solutions that are easy-to-learn and proven to work. Developed by Dr. Thomas Phelan, a registered clinical psychologist and an internationally renowned expert on child discipline and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Using the 1-2-3 Magic method will result in reducing stress and frustration for both parents and children. Children will learn to take responsibility for their own actions from an early age both at home and at school.

Our next course is on Saturday 17th May.  Please contact us on 01403 240002 or reception@lanc.uk.com if you would like further information or would like to reserve a place.

LANC at the 4th World Congress on ADHD, Milan

Dr Neil Rutterford is representing the Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre at the 4th World Congress on ADHD in Milan this weekend.

Dr Rutterford is presenting research conducted at the Centre which evaluates co-morbidities in an ADHD sample and if QEEG measures can discriminate between these co-morbidities.

Please see the attached photo for more details regarding the research.


Occupational Therapy Assessments

The Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre is now able to offer Occupational Therapy Assessments.

The purpose of occupational therapy is to help the child or young person to achieve or maintain their maximum level of independence and to develop practical life skills so that he/she can participate to his/her full potential in the home and classroom environment. This occurs in partnership with the child’s family or teacher, within the child’s home or school community.

Occupational therapy helps children participate in their everyday lives and occupations to the best of their ability. A child’s occupations are the daily and meaningful activities that they need or want to do.

A child’s occupations include play and learning, exploration of the environment, self-care (i.e. dressing, eating, toileting etc.), school work (i.e. handwriting, organising school work, cutting & drawing and PE).

Assessment:

Assessments can explore the following areas:

  • Sensory issues e.g. child carrying out excessive spinning or avoiding touch.
  • Developmental skills including motor and play development
  • Self-care and functional skills such as feeding, toileting and dressing
  • Fine motor skills in relation to handwriting and using a knife and fork
  • Gross motor skills in relation to riding a bike, sitting posture
  • Visual perceptual skills in relation to handwriting and other functional tasks
  • Organisation and planning

Assessment may include the following:

  • Parent/teacher/child questionnaires
  • Interviews with key people e.g. parents/carers, teacher
  • Direct interaction with the child
  • Standardised tests

All assessments result in a detailed report with recommendations. If appropriate, bespoke, written advice will be provided to contribute to the remediation of the areas of difficulty identified.

LANC in Newport

The Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre is pleased to announce that we are able to offer paediatric initial assessments and long term care in a Centre in Newport.  The Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre have collaborated with the Dyscovery Centre to be able to offer this service to our patients.  The Dyscovery Centre have provided an inter-disciplinary service for individuals with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) and ADHD for many years.  The Dyscovery Centre has also developed a range of resources for DCD, dyslexia, ADHD, handwriting difficulties including the following websites:

www.boxofideas.org            www.spldtransitions.co.uk

www.move627.org                www.dcd-uk.org

If you would like to be seen at the Newport Centre for a paediatric assessment or follow up consultation, please contact the Horsham Centre on 01403 240002 or reception@lanc.uk.com.

 

Cogmed at LANC

Cogmed is a computer based memory training program for both children and adults and is made up of 25 sessions that aim to improve your working memory capacity. Throughout the program, the software adapts to your ability, meaning it increases in difficulty as your performance improves, but drops if you’re finding it too difficult.

Each individual is assigned a ‘Coach’ who will support you through the training to maintain structure and motivation. Prior to the start of training, a discussion will take place between the coach and the individual to determine expectations and goals that they wish to achieve from Cogmed training. Cogmed is a computer program that can be carried out at the LANC or in your own home.

Working memory is the ability to hold information in your mind for a short amount of time (secs) and the ability to use this information in your thinking. We use our working memory in many aspects of our lives, such as learning. Other examples include remembering multi-step instructions and reading comprehension.

Each of us have our own working memory capacity, which is specific to each individual; some can hold a large amount of information, some a smaller amount. Those with a small working memory capacity are likely to have difficulties when their memory is overloaded or perhaps when they are distracted.

Research studies using Cogmed working memory training have consistently found that on completion, 80% have significantly improved their working memory capacity. Results have also shown that there are improvements in attention, learning in the classroom, the ability to reason, controlling impulsive behaviours, non-verbal problem solving, reading comprehension and mathematical problem solving.

If you are interested in Cogmed Working Memory training or would like a demonstration of the program, please let us know on reception@lanc.uk.com or call us on 01403 240002.