Smart Learning Solutions is based in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand. We have a dedicated team whose aim it is to help children with coordination, learning difficulties and behavioural problems. Our focus is on identifying the source of the problem. Learning is not all in the mind and physical factors could be hindering his/her academic progress.
In order for a child to reach his/her full potential it is important that the primary foundation skills of attention, balance and co-ordination are firmly established, as it is upon these skills that all later academic learning depends.
A good physical and sensory foundation needs to be established before higher thinking skills and learning can take place. We assess and offer interventions for children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty or who are under-achieving, despite good levels of ability and intelligence. A full diagnostic assessment will enable us to evaluate and tailor make a programme to suit his/her specific needs.
Smart Learning Solutions is a Provider of the INPP Programme (The Institute of Neuro-Physiological Pyschology (INPP Ltd). We are also a Provider, Supervisor and Director of Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation (Sound Therapy). In addition, we offer a Bilateral Integration Exercise Programme and Tutoring (one-on-one lessons).
We work closely with a variety of professionals to create a holistic approach in treating a child.
Introducing our Team
Glynis is a Pre- and Junior- Primary trained teacher with over 30 years experience in the New Entrant classroom. In the late 1980's and early 1990's, Glynis ran her own Pre-school. Glynis has a Bachelor of Education Degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Special Education) and a Masters Degree in Education (Special Education) with an emphasis on Reading, Writing and Spelling difficulties. She taught gifted and talented students at the George Parkyn Centre from 2002 - 2004. However, young children and their development has always been a particular interest and over the years she has noticed how many children seem to have difficulties with learning when entering school. With this in mind, she has completed training in Perceptual Motor Development Programmes and has completed a Diploma in Neuro-physiological Psychology to enhance the work she is doing through the Smart Learning Solutions' Movement and Learning Centre in Howick.
Glynis is a Neuro-Immaturity Therapist and is also a Practitioner, Supervisor and now National Director of the Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation (JIAS) Programme. She is also trained as a provider of Bilateral Integration. Glynis specialises in working with individual students to identify problem areas that hinder learning and then develops a structured movement and remedial programme to suit the child. Smart Learning Solutions also provides specialist tuition to students to address difficulties with spelling, reading, writing and mathematics.
Heidi graduated with a Bachelor of Communication Studies before completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching. As a Secondary School teacher she was Department Head of Technology. Heidi was also a very effective and well respected teacher at the Primary and Intermediate levels before joining Smart Learning Solutions, where she is able to offer tutoring on an individual basis with students. Heidi runs the Tutoring team for Smart Learning, which focuses on the teaching of Mathematics and Language (Reading, Writing, Spelling) to all age levels.
Heidi is a registered Provider and now the Deputy National Director of the Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation Programme. She has also completed a course in the use of the INPP Schools Programme as well as the One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Neuro-Developmental Delay. She is also a Neuro-Immaturity Therapist and is part of the assessment team at Smart Learning Solutions. Heidi has also completed training in Bilateral Integration Therapy.
Catherine graduated with a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Teaching. At Auckland College of Education she majored in Underachievement in Mathematics. She has always had a strong interest in the reasons underlying Mathematics achievement in younger students, and enjoys remedial teaching especially in Mathematics. Catherine was her school liason for the National Maths and Science Research Project. Catherine has previously taught in a school where over sixty percent of students were ESOL. She has attended the course held by Glynis at Smart Learning, in the use of the INPP Schools Programme and also had her child complete an individual programme. Catherine has also completed the One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Neuro-Developmental Delay and is a Neuro-Immaturity Therapist. Recently, Catherine completed her training in Bilateral Integration Therapy.