Functional Education TM is our modus operandi and our way of educating children who struggle with (or a combination of), emotional issues, learning differences and or neurological impairments.  

We approach each child’s specific needs in the same way an engineer would a complex project. Such is to say that we look at the problem holistically and work in close proximity with a number of medical professionals including doctors specialising in Functional Medicine, Holistic Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Biokineticists, Occupational and Speech Therapists.

Our process is simple and just like Functional Medicine is there to address the underlying cause of a disease, Functional Education is there to deal with the underlying cause of your child’s learning issues. After an initial interview, we request an educational assessment for your child. We may also suggest that you book appointments with one or more of the specialists with whom we work. After collating all this raw information, we work on creating an Individual Education Programme (IEP) for your child. The IEP is an individual programme that is developed around the child’s strengths and weaknesses, the findings from the Psychologist’s Assessment, the Occupational and Speech therapists assessments (if relevant) and the teacher’s findings. We will also recommend an ‘at home’ programme that’ll include our best practices that have been proven to aid in the learning process.

We have a system and it works however it takes time to determine what techniques and learning methodologies will best work for your child and his or her own individual needs. As a result, we suggest that you start looking at the process as journey. Progress will happen but it’ll not necessarily be linear and it certainly won’t be quick.

Lastly, we also stress that inclusive programmes such as this include a number of lifestyle changes that are oftentimes difficult to adjust to as a child. As a result we do suggest that parents come on board with the changes. Integrating the habits into a family environment can greatly increase the chances of success.

We are unique and we are different but we stand by those eccentricities as they tend to yield the results you as a parent are after. So in the spirit of that statement let us leave you with a quote from the late Steve Jobs:

“Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

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