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The Hope Centre is the name of our specialist educational provision. It is based in a purpose-built and well resourced building in North West London.
The Hope Centre provides holistic, multi-disciplinary assessments and runs intervention programmes, all designed to meet each student’s needs. Our highly experienced team is made up of teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists. They work together to identify the student’s needs and to devise and monitor joint targets. This approach gives parents, as well as other professionals, a comprehensive picture of the child which helps ensure that every student makes the best possible progress.
The Hope Centre specialises in developing children’s thinking skills. All our teachers and therapists are trained in specialist approaches, designed to help children become confident and independent learners. This work is based on a unique methodology devised by Professor Reuven Feuerstein and includes the structured programmes he developed. It also uses programmes which have evolved from Feuerstein’s pioneering work.
At the Hope Centre, every student is an active participant in the learning process. We help each child to become more consciously aware of their own thinking processes. This is,so that he/she will be better equipped to adjust and refine those processes, which will lead to more efficient and flexible thinking.
With us, students develop fundamental cognitive skills such as how to stay focussed, plan, compare and prioritise. These skills are essential for studying subjects that are part of the curriculum as well as for everyday life.
Training in Feuerstein's renowned Instrumental Enrichment training programme will enable participants to teach their students 'to learn how to learn' and improve their thinking skills. This approach is highly associated with the best practices in teaching, leading to successful learning and increased motivation of students.
The course is suitable for psychologists, teachers, SENCOs, speech and language therapists and parents who work with children aged nine and over, adolescents and young adults.
Part 1: 8–10 December 2014 and 7–8 January 2015), 9.15am–4pm Theory, applied concepts and the four foundation instruments of the IE programme.
(Organisation of Dots, Orientation in Space, 1, Comparison, Analytic Perception)
Part 2: 11–13 May and 10–11 June), 9.15am–4pm
(Categorisation, Illustrations, Family Relations, Temporal Relations, Numerical Progressions)
Please note, the last five instruments of the programme will not be taught in the coming academic year, but will be added in 2015–2016.
The cost will be £550 per person for part 1 and £550 for part 2. Total cost is £1,100. This includes instruments, all training materials and registration as an internationally accredited IE practitioner by the Feuerstein Institute.
Book before 20 October 2014 and receive a 10 per cent discount.
For further information, read our brief introduction to Instrumental Enrichment.
Gain a basic understanding of sensory processing disorders and practical advice from Joanne Solomon and Jenny Meyer, Paediatric Occupational Therapists from The Hope Centre.
Limited places! To book, please call The Hope Centre on 020 8809 8240.
Suitable for parents of children with sensory processing disorders and professionals who work with them.
Download a leaflet about the course.
INSET: Thursday 4 and Friday
Students begin: Monday 8 September
Half Term: Monday 27 October to Friday 31 October (inclusive)
Students begin: Monday
Last day of Term: Friday 19 December
INSET: Monday 5 January
Students begin: Tuesday 6 January
Half Term: Monday 16 February to Friday 20 February (inclusive)
Students begin: Monday
Last day of Term: Friday 27 March
INSET: Monday 13 April
Students begin: Tuesday 14 April
Last day of Term: Friday 22 May
Half Term: Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May (inclusive)
INSET: Monday 1 June
Students begin: Tuesday 2 June
Last day of Term: Monday 22 July
INSET: Thursday 23 July
Please notify us if your child will not be attending due to festivals or planned school trips
Hope requires 6 weeks notice if you wish to end your child's programme
To apply to the Hope Centre, please download and complete our: Application Form
228 Walm Lane
Please be advised there is NO PARKING available at The Hope Centre. Local transport and parking options are available here.
The Hope Centre is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No. 3171884.
Registered Charity No. 1056674, Registered Address: Broadway House, 80 - 82 The Broadway, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4HB.