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schoolTherapy and Extra-mural activities

SOWLE Centre believes in a holistic approach to each child’s educational needs and abilities. Therefore occupational therapy, speech therapy and extra-mural activities plays an important role as part of what we offer. Although our Therapists are not SOWLE employed and have their own practices, we have well-established, cross-functional and integrated relationships between Therapists, Educators and Parents. Feedback is offered after sessions on how, as Educators,we can implement therapies into our daily activities and routines, ensuring continuous, therapy-orientated learning throughout the course of the day. Parents can however continue with outside Therapists but it should be under the provisor that feedback and information sharing will be allowed between the school and outside Therapists.

Therapy is scheduled during the normal school day from Monday-Thursday and are either group-based (2-3 children at a time) or individually-based, thereby saving Parents’ time as well.

SOWLE offers an tumbling class once a week to assist with gross-motor development and for some added fun!

SOWLE Centre also recently introduced Equine Assisted Therapy as part of their extra-mural offering.  Equine assisted therapy is a form of therapy where a horse is used to promote emotional growth. Equine therapy comes highly recommended for people with ADD, anxiety, autism, dementia, delay in mental development, down syndrome, depression, trauma and brain injuries, other syndromes and behaviour and abuse issues as well as other mental health issues.

The interaction between the learner and the horse and their overall environment can be very effective in increasing muscle tone, flexibility, mobility and posture. Equine therapy will stimulate all muscles and joints, impact balance and coordination, and create a movement sense as well as provide a tactile (touch) experience where the learner will interact with the horse through pats, rubs and hugs. Other extra-mural activities include piano - , guitar - , dance and art lessons.


Registration

Our Three-Step process has been established to ensure the best fit between the school, parents and learners in order to provide the best possible educational solution for our special needs children.

STEP ONE:
Parents / Guardian information session:

Parents / guardians will meet the school to share as much possible information and background on both the prospective learner as well as to inform the parents more about the school, what we offer, our curriculum and environment.

STEP TWO:
Two Day Assessment:
The prospective learner will spend two school days at the school where he/she will be integrated into the class environment and will be assessed on their ability. During these two days he/she will also be assessed by our Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist.

STEP THREE:
Feedback:
After the two day assessment, feedback will be given to the parents / guardians as to the suitability of the prospective learner. Should the learner not be a suitable candidate for acceptance, the parents will be referred to other suitable options and schools. On the other hand, if the learner is suitable, the formal enrolment process can start.

The following criteria is applicable to learners that we would consider for enrolment at SOWLE Centre:
• Comply with the Christian ethos of the school
• Aged 4 upwards
• Fully toilet trained
• Mobile (independently mobile without assisting devices)
• A level of independence to access the environment must be present.
• Attend therapies as suggested
• Visit specialists as recommended
• Cognitively delayed two years or more
• Full support from family and parents towards the progress of the learner

Fee Structure
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