Unity College’s Early Intervention Centre (EIC) is a nurturing, supportive, and focused classroom setting where children can learn through activities specially tailored to their individual needs. In the EIC we provide adapted schooling and therapy for children, between the ages of 3 and 5 years who present with a variety of developmental delays. Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to maximize each child’s progress and to meet their ever-changing needs.
Our objective is to nurture a positive self-image and to support and develop each child to their full potential. In the EIC we implement alternative methods of teaching and learning. We use specialized materials and adapted equipment, in order to give each child the opportunity to overcome some of the limitations they experience in both learning and everyday activities. Speech therapy is offered, based on a Cycles Approach. The Occupational Therapy group sessions primarily target gross motor development and the sensory needs of the group. Personal Social Skills group sessions are also facilitated on a weekly basis.
We aim to help each child acquire skills leading to greater independence and competence with the view to facilitate their growth into a more formal schooling environment; where attention can be given to functional literacy, functional numeracy, life skills, as well as personal and social development. Our EIC center is situated on the same campus as our school, thereby allowing for an easy transition into the more structured environment of the Junior Phase.
Collaboration between professionals of all disciplines associated with early intervention of children and active parental involvement programmes will be encouraged and provided by Unity College.
A progress report is issued to our parents at the end of every term.