August 17, 2017

Parental Counselling

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Often schools and other members of our communities comment on children’s behaviour or difficulties and struggle to understand what may be going on at home. Being a parent is one of the most challenging all day experiences. Often the parent’s experiences, feelings and emotions are ignored and this results in parents feeling uncontained and misunderstood. […]

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August 17, 2017

Individual Psychotherapy (Adolescents)

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The adolescent years are one of the most difficult and emotional phases of one’s development for both the adolescent and their family. Adolescent’s at this age are dealing with the need to be independent while at the same time often being dependent on their parents for certain needs. Individual psychotherapy gives the adolescent the space […]

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August 17, 2017

Play therapy

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Play therapy is an approach to counselling which uses art materials, toys and games in order to assist children to express their emotions, thoughts, feelings and anxieties. Play therapy is generally used with children aged between 3 years and 13 years. This is a type of therapy that allows children to use their natural medium […]

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August 17, 2017

About Cara

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Cara Blackie is a registered Educational Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South  Africa (HPCSA) HPCSA number: PS 0117188, Practice number: 0446947 Cara completed her undergraduate degree at the University of the  Witwatersrand and then completed her honours at Rhodes University. She then went on to complete her PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) at […]

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August 17, 2017

Dyslexia Screening Assessment

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The use of specialised screening tools (tests) to help assess if your child has any signs of dyslexia. These screening tools are also often combined with a cognitive and educational assessment.

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August 17, 2017

Career guidance assessments

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Grade 10, 11 or Grade 12 students who are unsure of which career path to go down and want a better understanding of what to study next may require a Career Guidance assessment. Cara often involves a cognitive component with the personality and interests tests to get a better understanding of the student’s ability level.

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August 17, 2017

School readiness assessments

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This is often a required assessment by prospective primary schools. This is for children who are in Grade R and are going to be going to Grade 1 the following year. It helps to assess if there are any developmental delays or areas that may need to be worked on in order to children to […]

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August 17, 2017

IEB and GDE concession/ accommodation assessments

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This is needed for Grade 11 students when they may require certain concessions and accommodations. However, this can be applied for from the Grade 8 year. This is required when a student is suspected to require extra time, a spelling concession or a scribe etc especially for their Grade 12 exams.

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August 17, 2017

Psychoeducational assessments

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These assessments are an important tool to assist children and their parents when a child may be struggling at school and performing below what they may be capable of. An assessment will be able to assess if a child may have any learning difficulties or educational difficulties. The emotional component will be able to see […]

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