An important aspect of a Catch Up Kids programme is the high level of individuality: as the search for schools for ADHD will show, no two children with the diagnosis will share the exact skill deficits, therefore broad and general schools for ADHD are not going to be ideal – one size does not fit all. With Catch Up Kid, each child is assessed across multiple learning areas, and a specific programme is designed to suit the specific skill set needed by the child. With this individualised programme, no time is wasted working on skills that your child already has, and more effort is put into those areas which require the extra help.
Another reason a parent may research schools for ADHD is that a child with learning difficulties will often show a sharp decline in confidence. These children recognise that they are struggling in class, and their self-esteem can take a knock leading to an attitude change with regards to school work: they may show an aversion to completing tasks, or even to try an activity. Catch Up Kids prides itself in being able to build up this self-confidence again by starting at the level of each child, and setting small, attainable goals that the child is able to reach and take pride in before accepting a new challenge.
To return to the initial questions regarding schools for ADHD: what schools for ADHD exist? Catch Up Kids has the unique ability to add to a mainstream, remedial, or bridging class and build up the necessary skills outside of school hours, they also may be able to offer facilitation within the already established classroom if this is deemed important. Are these schools for ADHD easily accessible? Along with the individualised learning programme designed for each child, Catch Up Kids offers an individualised scheduling system: Catch Up Kids will fit into the school, and extracurricular activity, schedule of the child, as well as conduct sessions at a location best suited to the family – this can be at one of multiple centres across Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban, or even at the family home. Will these schools for ADHD keep my child on a normative curriculum in line with other students? Catch Up Kids aims to keep a child aligned with the curriculum followed by the school, and incorporates specific skills into homework that is sent, while continuing to work on academic building block that may be holding a child back within their current grade.
Once a concern has been raised by a teacher, or a diagnosis has been given, the search for schools with ADHD is the initial step taken by many families, finding Catch Up Kids can be the final step taken in this journey. The individualised programme design offered by Catch Up Kids can offer support to any child, with any learning difficulties, and the specially trained staff working in a one-on-one setting guarantees that skills are being learned. By contacting Catch Up Kids, a parent is setting their child up for success, no matter the concerns identified: with Catch Up Kids and ABA, learning is always happening, and the child’s confidence in their abilities will show.