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1-1 support for children in their real-world group learning environments during the school day. Our school programs help students navigate transitions, use new language skills, join peer play, and deepen engagement with the activities, environment, adults, and peers around them.
1-1 support for children in their real-world play & group settings in inclusive environments such as your child’s local playground, park, after school program or camp. The goal of these sessions are to help your child have more positive and more frequent interactions with peers and adults in the group spaces that are relevant to your family's daily life.
Foundations in Literacy with Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Erica Key
NEW! Pathways to STEM Coding Sessions with Emily Reddy:
Coding is unique in the opportunities it opens up for our students. Beyond being a marketable skill later in life, it teaches children to think about problems, break them into smaller pieces, and tackle them methodically. Coding shows children how communication changes the outside world and is similar to the PECs systems offered to children with emergent/beginning language abilities. Coding can act as a ramp for children to other content and is accessible to children of varying communication and literacy (even preliterate!) levels. Empowering children through enabling control and communication of their ideas, coding can act as the catalyst for growth for the whole child opening up their future possibilities.
It is our intention that a Learning Seeds practitioner will use our motivation-based coaching framework (aka “the Grid”) to help your child discover interest, familiarity, and a foundation for a basic block coding experience such as Scratch, Scratch Jr. or Hour of Code. Much like our play programs, we hope to create a custom on-ramp for your child to discover a new program or game that can then become part of their repertoire while introducing them to the world of coding and programming. Then, as your child develops some basic skills, the ability to learn from a teacher about coding, and the motivation and familiarity with the activities, we can fade back and help you connect your child to inclusive in person and online STEM programs where they can continue their learning with a community-based offering.
One-time Consultation with Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Erica Key:
For either established clients or new clients to discuss a plan for a child’s IEP meeting, a concern a family might have, or for advice, tips, or strategies for a child’s behaviors seen at school or home.
Monthly or Quarterly Consultations with Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Erica Key
Most often for long-distance or waitlisted clients, and for established clients who wish to hold a standing meeting. A guaranteed slot for a monthly or quarterly session. Family is encouraged to send video clips along with notes and questions throughout the month/quarter and we will reply with ideas and next steps.
Free Initial Consultation with Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Erica Key
For any family with a concern, we offer a 1 hour consultation to brainstorm priorities and solutions with you free of charge. Initial consultations are offered to any family that has a concern, to talk about the behaviors they see at home and school, and offer ideas to try. Our focus is to replace ‘wait and see’ with ideas for you to ‘try and see’ as you explore strengths based, motivational strategies with your child.
Our intake process lets us take a big picture view of your child’s experience in group, home and social experiences. For a typical intake process, we set up three appointments, a school observation, a home observation, and a parent meeting.
After the initial consultation, families who would like to include Learning Seeds in their child’s programming will set up a second free 30 minute logistics call to explore the best spaces, goals, and timing of programming. These calls are also scheduled at transitions to camps, schools, or as needed by our caseload.
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utilizing play and social skills coaching to increase connections for children. During our daily work with a small caseload of children, our team of experts grows a database of depersonalized examples and strategies that foster play skills, social connections, and friendships for our students.
Expert practitioners usually have limited time to work directly with students and often their supports are done in clinics, leaving the child and family to try to integrate new skills into the child’s daily life. At Learning Seeds, our team of experts works directly with our student caseload. Our team consists of OT, ABA, language learning, and early childhood experts each with 10-25 years of experience working with young children on positive social behaviors in school and play-based settings. Every child receives guidance based on our multidisciplinary approach. We coach the children in our caseload at the child’s local schools, camps, parks, and programs to help the child apprentice in a more positive and more expansive social experience than their behavior would otherwise elicit. During this daily work, the team leaders and content experts wear headsets, recording ourselves and not the child, to capture the actual language and notes that helped us support the child to enter play, negotiate disagreements with peers, and transition successfully between activities.
These examples of successful coaching are entered into our proprietary software platform so that case notes from a day of “Enlightened Shadowing” help prep our colleagues and the child’s teachers and family with detailed examples of successful interventions that sparked motivation and positive group behaviors for the child.
Our direct coaching of children in real world settings is the heart of our work, but our startup is built to further scale that expertise to reach children we never meet through adults we don’t personally train through the creation of our Learning Seeds Database software. In addition to growing each child’s personal “grid” of solutions, examples of our work are depersonalized and added to a database of strategies that integrate specialties and will be used as a professional development training tool for early childhood practitioners to encourage personalized responsive coaching for their young students.
Learning Seeds offers a free one-hour consultation for any family that has a concern. This consultation is a chance to share concerns or ask for ideas to troubleshoot a difficult issue. It gives families a very in-depth sample of our philosophy, and it aligns with our mission to ensure everything we do has a chance to offer joy, independence, or growth for a child. Contact email@example.com to coordinate a consultation session.