Mindstretch News – Always Progress

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We’re into the 11th year of Mindstretch School and stronger than ever. Continually updating our best practice helps us achieve our vision for being a model school for children with special needs. Here are some of our most recent developments. There’s always progress at Mindstretch. Progressing Teaching Development and Support Good collaboration between our educators […]

Structured Teaching – for ASD and Related Communication Disorders

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Shared by Kellie-Jane and Pam – Mindstretch Development and Support Leads. We’ve recently introduced TEACCH, modified to our classes and the needs of our learners. It’s a proven structured teaching approach with a communications focus. We appreciate that it takes account of both the strengths and weaknesses of the child with communication-related learning challenges. TEACCH®, […]

Mindstretch News – Positively Forward

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We’re into our final term and it’s been a Big Bold Beautiful time optimizing good progress. Here’s a snapshot of some of our recent activities. Tailored Education, a Priority We’ve just completed our mid-year IEDP (individualized education and development plan) term. Parents get to meet with their child’s teacher. Together they agree any revisions to […]

Baking Benefits Children with Special Needs

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If it’s not enjoyable, kids won’t stick with an activity. Baking is fun and interesting, and there’s always something new to make. We find that baking benefits children with special needs.  Baking Practice, Many Benefits, Much Fun Learn more about the many benefits of baking here. Find also our favourite healthy muffin recipe. Your child […]

Mindstretch News – Speaking Up, Reaching Out

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Here we are in May with plenty of New and very good progress. New staff. New activities. New developments with our 2023 focus on expressive language and speech facilitation. New to Staff, Teacher Aides We’re delighted to welcome Jo-Mari and Lulama to Mindstretch as Teacher Aides. As with all our teaching staff, they’re well qualified […]

Speech and Language in Early Childhood Development

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Shared by Sarah Morris – Speech and Language Therapist. Early speech and language development skills are necessary for, and fundamental to, communication development. I list five key skills below. These skills are learned through frequent interactions between an infant or toddler and an adult (a parent or caregiver). Infants and toddlers need communication partners to […]

Claiming Disability Expenses

Shared by Anwar Abdurahman CA (SA) – Profac Accounting. Did you know that if you, your spouse or a dependent has a disability, you can claim certain qualifying medical expenses as a deduction? The key criterion is diagnosis by a qualified medical professional of a moderate to severe limitation of a person’s ability to function or […]

Mindstretch News – Claiming 2023

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As our Mindstretch School news update shows, it may only be February but we’re already hard at it. There’s not a day to loose when it comes to claiming our children’s futures! Mindstretch School enters its 10th year of service in 2023. Thank you to all who support our mission. Family Valentine’s Picnic and Social […]

Successful Parties for Special Needs Children

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Everyone wants a great party for their child. The stakes can feel especially high for the child with special needs. We think about this in designing events like our recent Family Valentine’s Day Picnic and Social. Following our TIPS will help you ensure successful parties for children with special needs. 12 Tips for a Successful […]

Mindstretch News – Moving into Spring

Mindstretch school moves into its spring programme - always vibrant, always joyful

The past 3 months were jam-packed with special events, alongside our work educating our children. Mindstretch’s nurturing, therapeutic and educational approach works. Fun, laughter and interest help it work even better! Spring Day Celebration Every day is a celebration of life at Mindstretch but Spring Day has a special place in our hearts. And so […]