Unleash Schools, a Sukrut affiliate, provides the following services in education to schools.
A training program for children of grades 1 to 5 dealing with the emotional, personal, social realm. The psychologist facilitates this process by engaging the class in different activities and fosters ‘learning through experience’.
As children develop in their cognition and emotions, they carry with them not just their own doubts and confusions but that of the home and the class they belong. Communicating these to someone becomes essential for the child. Individual therapy with the psychologist provides a platform for the child to express his/her queries, emotions and behavior in a non-threatening environment. The goal of therapy is to provide a nonjudgmental environment that allows the child and therapist to work together towards a mutually agreed upon set of goals.
While the child steps into the realm of adolescents or what is popularly known as the “teens”, the child goes through a major shift in his/her behavior, cognition, perception of self and the world. This shift is overt and most parents and teachers fall short of handling such shifts. The child at this transition stage needs care and concern and the psychologist along with the parents and the teacher help facilitate this shift.
Remedial training/Cognitive skills are methods of teaching intended to help children who have basic skills deficiencies, reading or writing. The psychologist assists children to cope with disabilities such as slow learning, dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning disabilities and work on the child’s cognition and behavior. A ‘One on One’ methodology is employed.
Life Skills education is designed to facilitate the practice and reinforcement of psychosocial skills in a culturally appropriate way; it contributes to the promotion of personal and social development, the prevention of health and social problems, and the protection of human rights (WHO, 1999).
Group therapy involves the therapists working with several students at the same time. This type of therapy engages 6 to 10 students in a group working on a common theme.
Psycho-education focuses on educating students and parents/teachers about the disabilities and ways of coping. It also spreads awareness of a particular disorder thus enhancing peer support in class.
Career counseling/guidance is about a rational decision-making process where the child’s aptitude is assessed and match to fit opportunity available. The child is directed through the process of decision-making and given a good knowledge about the world of work.
Assessments: is an attempt by the therapist to use the techniques and tools of psychology to assess the student to predict their behavior and functioning