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.