Our services

 Learning workshops education research

Individual or group interventions

Following an initial observation, our learning intervention programmes are tailored and developed according to individual or group needs.  

Each intervention is delivered by a fully qualified Mediator using appropriate Mediated Learning techniques and tools within school, community or home settings.

Communication and sharing good practice are key for the success of our interventions and we always invite teachers, learning support assistants and parents to attend our sessions.

Research

Our intervention studies are innovative and well-planned using respected academic partners to assess progress and publish results.

The aim of our first pilot study was to raise awareness and generate evidence to demonstrate the outcomes, effectiveness and benefits of the Mediated Learning and Instrumental Enrichment programmes. The study focused on primary school children with Down's Syndrome.

Our current study started in May 2018, in collaboration with Reading and Kingston Universities, and is researching the effect of using Mediated Learning to develop the cognition of children aged 5 -11 years with Down’s Syndrome. Results will be posted here when they are published.

Training and workshops

We provide training and workshops for teachers, learning support assistants (LSAs), parents, carers and therapists including Raising Awareness sessions, Parenting Courses and Mediated Learning workshops.

Accredited Feuerstein Courses including Basic, Standard and Learning Propensity Assessment Device can also be arranged with our consultant trainers.

Flying Start Groups

From September 2018, we will deliver 'Flying Start" programmes for small groups of children in nursery, pre-school or community settings to support Early Years development in West Berkshire. These groups for parents and their children will develop cognition through play using Mediated Learning.

 
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...’thinking about thinking’ has to be a principal ingredient of any empowering practice of education.
— Jerome Bruner