Last Saturday there was a really great atmosphere at the High School Campus with the STA Swim Championships taking place. There were lots of the school community present at school watching the swimming and enjoying the day. There was also Flames Basketball Academy taking place in the gym to add to a very lively environment.
Learning Support Services Centre (LSSC)
In the High School Auditorium, our Clinical Psychologist Dr Damith Woods and Mr Shawn Taylor, our Applied Behaviour Therapist, held a morning seminar with over 50 visiting professionals from other schools in Thailand. The seminar focused on how to identify and manage children who suffer from ADHD. On the same day, but in the afternoon, Dr Damith and Mr Mike Duly (Head of High School Learning Support) held a workshop on dyslexia with a focus on diagnosis and treatment using the Orton-Gillingham Program.
As you know St Andrews International School Bangkok has an open admissions policy. This means our school welcomes children with a whole range of learning challenges and fully supports their families and our own staff through onsite specialist support services. As you are probably aware, we have Speech and Language, Art, Play and Occupational Therapists, as well as pastoral counsellors. These staff can give the right support to children and families to help to overcome many of the challenges they face.