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Kindergarten School Readiness Program

Program Overview

Getting Ready for School

School readiness refers to whether a child can easily and successfully transition into primary school. School readiness encompasses several vital dimensions: language and literacy, thinking skills, self-confidence, self-control, and
physical and social-emotional skills.

These capacities usually emerge during the earliest years of a child’s life. They provide a good foundation for kindergarten readiness and later academic success during primary and secondary schooling.

Many assume that school readiness is primarily about academics, such as a child’s reading, writing, speaking, counting, and comprehension abilities.

While these are important, school readiness refers to a broader range of skills, as mentioned above.For example, students need to understand limits and how to communicate needs appropriately and wants (self-control/ regulation).

The students need the concentration to sit still during lessons for long periods and the social skills to interact with peers. School readiness also relates to sharing and taking turns, listening and asking questions, and working well with others.

Program Overview

What Does The Kindergarten Readiness Program Offer?

Starting a kindergarten class in a school is an important time for children and families. Children who begin positively in school are more likely to feel valued, motivated to learn and develop good relationships with others.

Our role is to support the child through the process, preparing them to cope with the new challenges by developing their social, emotional, and learning skills. Helping the child’s skills improves their mental health and well-being.

This specialized developmental program aims to help the child get ready for formal school in these areas: improve following classroom rules and routines; remediate academics skills; improve focus and attention; build organization skills and; foster social-emotional skills

Program Benefits

What Your Child Will Gain From this Program

Improved Social Skills

We empower children to build strong relationships and navigate social situations confidently

Better Communication

We help children improve their ability to follow instructions and engage in meaningful conversations

Enhanced Cognitive Skills

We focus on  building skills that lay a strong foundation for long term academic success

Who Can Benefit from Our Program

Our Kindergarten Readiness Program is meticulously crafted to address the diverse developmental needs of children. It is designed for those who may be facing various challenges, including:

Program Features

Features Of The Kindergarten Readiness Program

Small Student-Teacher Ratio

Positive Reinforcement

Carryover Activities/Parent Tips

Parent Education and Support

Role-Play of Primary School Setting

Visual Supports and Social Stories/Scripts

Sensory and Behavioral Strategies and Support

Individualized Goals to Suit the Needs of Each Child

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

The program focuses on cognitive, communication, social, and self-help skills essential for a smooth transition to kindergarten, including literacy, numeracy, social interaction, and organization.

Signs such as difficulty in group play, trouble following instructions, or challenges with social interactions may indicate a need for the program. Consultation with our specialists can provide personalized recommendations.

The program helps children develop essential skills for academic success and social engagement, fostering confidence and readiness for the kindergarten experience.

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Shalini Das

Director, Board Certified Behavior Analyst,Occupational Therapist

Shalini is one of the co-founders of Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy. She currently oversees the clinical and administrative departments of Symbiosis. Shalini has more than 25 years of experience working with children with autism and developmental disabilities.

Shalini completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy specializing in Pediatric Neurology in 2000. She also has her Masters degree in Special Education with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis from The Pennsylvania State University.Shalini is listed in the RASP list as a Behavior Consultant and an Occupational Therapist.

Shalini has extensive clinical experience with assessment and program development that is designed to treat challenging behaviors, build communication, and functional life skills. Some of the team-based intervention which she incorporates are the Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), SCERTS, DIR®/Floor time model, etc.

Shalini has trained & supervised several teams of therapists, parents, and other professionals on evidence-based behavioral strategies to improve the quality of life for the children. She also assists with the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment approaches, in addition to providing clinical guidance and mentorship to the Behavioral intervention team.

Shalini is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) from the University of Southern California and in Neuro-Developmental Therapy (NDT) from NDT Association, USA. She also enjoys working with children in Symbiosis embracing different therapy models while viewing the challenges faced by the children through the developmental framework.

Shalini is the mother of two children and understands the importance of considering the needs and wants of all members of the family when establishing therapy goals. She spends her spare time with her children and husband, reading, traveling, and cooking different recipes from around the world.