How We Can Help Our Therapies Learning Development Role of the Learning Development Specialist at Brainwave Brainwave's Learning Development Specialists all have degrees, in teaching, education or early years. They also have experience in a variety of settings from mainstream and special schools to nursery. The areas that learning development covers is extensive and includes: Attention and concentration Memory Listening skills and following commands Early learning skills such as picture and object recognition Counting and knowledge of numbers Letter and word recognition Reading and comprehension Fine motor skills Pre-writing skills including: Crossing midline Hand-eye coordination Bilateral integration Visual discrimination Upper body strength Handwriting Visual timetables and visual learning Sensory strategies to aid concentration Calming techniques Behavioural management strategies Before assessing a child, the Learning Development Specialist will carry out a thorough interview with the child's parents. Once this has been done they will then carry out an assessment and devise an individual home-based Therapy Programme for that child. Goals are agreed with the family and objectives are set. The parents are then taught the techniques and strategies to allow them to carry out the unique Programmes at home. The Learning Development Specialists work alongside the Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists to ensure that all developmental areas are covered. To find out more about how we can help your child please click here to contact us.