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Destinata School Details
Telephone Number: 016 362 0546
Fax Number: 016 362 4560
Fax Number: 016 362 4560
Address: Mimosa Ave, Meyerton Gauteng
Located in: Meyerton
Destinata school is situated in the Gauteng province in the town of Meyerton about 50 km South of Johannesburg. Destinata school caters for learners with specific learning disabilities. In order to provide these learners with the best possible education, our classes are small (18 learners) and well equipped. Our auxiliary department provide these learners with Speech, Occupational and Remedial therapy. Destinata school provides it''s learners with the opportunity to take part in various sport activities such as Rugby, netball, cricket, volley ball, athletics and cross country. Learners can also take part in various Culture activities such as Speech evenings, Choir, dance and chess. Destinata school also provides an extensive transport system to and from the various towns and cities in our region.
Therapy Services Occupational therapy In occupational therapy at Destinata School, we mainly treat learners with somato-sensory delays (e.g. tactile, vestibular problems), postural-motor delays (e.g. balance, coordination problems) and visual perceptual delays (e.g. spatial relations, visual memory) Children receive therapy in a group of 2 – 5 learners. Motor groups can be larger. Depending on the number therapists employed, learners from Gr.1 – Gr.5 receive therapy. Psychology department Group and individual counseling help learners to resolve emotional, social or behavioral problems and help them develop a clearer focus and sense of direction, especially the younger children, play therapy is offered. Interviews with parents are regarded as crucial opportunities to find solutions to problems and enhance good relationships between the school and the adult in the learners life. Speech therapy: Areas of expertise include learning disabilities, articulation, auditory processing disabilities, audiology, neurology, to name but a few. Speech therapy is provided for the Gr 1-5 on a weekly basis during school hours. Learners attend a minimum of two sessions per week which consists of small groups, thereby ensuring individual attention. Hearing screenings are done annually as well as the follow-up on hearing aid apparatus. Remedial therapy: Remedial therapy consists of all actions that lend learning support to learners in reading, spelling, writing and mathematics. This includes the development of vocabulary, reading strategies, knowledge of spelling rules, understanding of what is read as well as writing skills. Learners (Gr. 1-5) receive remedial therapy individualy or in small groups (2-4 learners), 2 to 3 x/week, depending on the number of therapists employed. Remedial teaching strategies are used in academic classes in all the grades as ongoing part of the learning support strategy. All learners’ (Gr.1-5) progress in spelling, reading and mathematics are assessed on a yearly basis. Amanuenses is made available to learners that qualify. Tape aid is available to learners with reading disabilities and also to assist learners who learn better by listening while reading for study purposes. BENEFITS OF AUXILLIARY SERVICES IN SCHOOL: Learners Gr.1 – Gr.5 receive therapy in areas of need. Therapy includes remedial therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, handwriting therapy, study methods, speech therapy, auditory processing, language therapy and emotional therapy. Auxiliary services also assist the learners with career guidance. Therapy is done during school hours. Therapy is given in small groups 1 – 3x/week per department. Multi-disciplinary team approach ensures close observation of learners’ progress. The psychology department ensures the appropriate handling of learner matters.