This programe is for students struggling with the effects of ADD or ADHD. At Hummingbird Learning Centre, we work with the student’s natural gifts and learning style to reduce stress and increase focus, attention and organisation. Students will also be taught specific strategies for reading, memorisation, note-taking and writing/composition to maximise their natural abilities.
This programe includes essential learning skills such as mental maths for speed and accuracy, test-preparation and advanced test-taking strategies. Goal-setting, time management, and self-motivation are all included in this program to help the ADD or ADHD child succeed both in and out of the classroom.
This programe is for students struggling with the effects of Autism. At Hummingbird Learning Centre we work with the student’s natural gifts and learning style to reduce stress and increase focus, attention and organisation. Students will be given new strategies for reading, writing and memorisation, as well as inductive and deductive reasoning.
This programe includes essential learning skills such as mental maths for speed and accuracy, test-preparation, and advanced test-taking strategies. Goal-setting, time management and self-motivation are all included in this program to help the Autistic child succeed both in and out of the classroom.
In general, students diagnosed with Dyslexia, ADHD and other sensory-based learning challenges may exhibit some or all of the following challenges:
Inability to focus or pay attention: The visual child or adult is constantly being distracted from the task at hand. Simple tasks, homework, for example, may take several hours instead of 30-40 minutes. Classroom participation may suffer because of the frequent interruptions caused by the inability to stay on task.
Difficulty with long-term memory: This forgetfulness occurs particularly with written and verbal instructions. Visual thinkers may remember only one out of three verbal instructions.
Lack of organisation: ADHD children often exhibit forgetfulness and inability to remember multiple tasks often results in a lack of organization. The lack of organization of their outer world is typically a reflection of their inner thought processes.
Impulsivity: ADHD and other visual thinkers often demonstrate reactive rather than responsive behaviours. Rather than mentally process through a course of action (or sequence of actions) logically, they often jump to an emotional response based on their internal ‘pictures’.
Procrastination: Because they become bored easily and have trouble completing tasks, visual thinkers may experience a great deal of criticism and failure (either real or perceived). This may lead to reluctance to even get started on new projects.
Dyspraxia, Sensory Integration Disorder, Developmental Delay, Auditory Processing Disorder, PDD (NOS), Non-Verbal Learning Disorder
The Hummingbird Learning Method® individualised programs are designed to improve the student’s success by understanding and utilising their natural strengths.
We work with the person to improve their understanding of the meaning of words and concepts to help with reading, writing and listening. We also work on co-ordination, motor skills and other essential learning skills as required to improve classroom performance. In addition, a person’s individual program may focus on improving good judgment, social skills, understanding consequences, inductive and deductive reasoning, and other important life skills.
In many situations, people with a more visual or non-verbal learning style find themselves struggling to meet the demands of a educational system which either neither appreciates nor understands their abilities / needs or doesn’t have the resources available to accommodate those abilities / needs. As a result, the ADHD or visual-spatial thinker often suffers a variety of academic and social challenges.
In addition to their apparent lack of ability in the classroom, the ADHD child may begin to exhibit a variety of behaviour. These behaviours are often the result of repeated failures and repeated attempts to communicate their inability to meet the demands being placed upon them. In many cases, visual thinkers find themselves the proverbial square peg in a round hole.