Our Approach

We take a multidisciplinary approach to a wide variety of learning challenges and developmental delays. These include, but are not limited to, autism spectrum disorders. Such difficulties are often associated with slow processing of information and an inability to complete tasks within a reasonable timeframe. Our holistic approach looks both within the individual and at the environment that might be contributing to learning challenges.

Moving from Labelling to Enabling

Mindstretch looks beyond the labels to the causes underlying learning or behavioural difficulties. Having identified the issues, we develop rational, individualised programmes aimed at strengthening and building the neurological pathways vital for learning and efficient functioning. By addressing the root cause, we lower stress and address other difficulties a child might face.

A Coordinated Educational and Therapeutic Approach

We incorporate the HANDLE® (Holistic Approach to Neuro-Development and Learning Efficiency) methodology that was pioneered in the USA. We also apply other learning systems such as Brain Gym® in our programme.

Following the Evidence, Our Experience and Intuition

We are led by science and keep updated on breakthroughs in optimal schooling and the different learning and developmental challenges we encounter. We work also with intuition and flexibility when considering any child: every learner receives their own tailored programme. We keep building on our decades of experience. We identify, apply and willingly share our best practice.

The Mindstretch Way

We believe that every child can reach their full potential if learning challenges are addressed early in development. We individualise our programme to the needs of each child. Progress and inclusion are our goal.


HANDLE® is an effective therapeutic approach for all ages and many challenges, including autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, compromised motor skills and coordination, conduct disorders, reading and writing difficulties, and sensory integration dysfunctions.

HANDLE® is founded on an interactive developmental model of human functioning. It incorporates techniques from medicine, rehabilitation, psychology, education and nutrition. Efficacy has been validated through successful real-world application and scientific research.