March 2015 – Kids’ & Teens’ Social Outing

When: Saturday 7 March 2015 Where: La Praille Bowling, Carouge, Geneva Bowlers: Amanda, Luke and Zoe Student volunteers: Anna, Charlie, Francesca, Isabella, Navya, Robert, Valentine

April 17th, 2015|ASK Programme, Children's activity, Event|0 Comments

A 16-year old’s perspective on Dyspraxia

A review of “Caged in Chaos” by Victoria Biggs Jessica Kingsley Publishers – 2014 ISBN: 978-1-84905-474-4 Once I ventured beyond the rather daunting title, which could easily be “A Recipe for Chaos”, is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek and highly practical guide to dyspraxia. Written by a mere 16-year old with an outsized sense of humour and an [...]

April 2nd, 2015|Book Review|0 Comments

To Label or not to Label? That is the Question.

I think something’s going wrong in the classroom; my child isn’t learning as quickly as everyone else – is there a problem? Should I get them checked out? Early identification of learning differences can be hugely advantageous but needs to be individualised.  A diagnosis or a label is only useful if it adds clarity to [...]

March 12th, 2015|article|0 Comments

Seminar: Raising the achievement of low prior attainers

This practical and interactive workshop offers solutions to raising the achievement of students with age appropriate thinking but who have low prior attainment due to weak basic skills. A range of evidence based approaches will be presented which help individuals without always needing to give individual help – an important consideration when working across the [...]

January 16th, 2015|ASK Programme, Seminar|0 Comments

ASK Greeting Cards

We’re excited to announce we’re in the final stages of production for our first batch of ASK - All Special Kids’ greetings cards featuring designs from this year’s Summer Camp artwork. Cards will be left blank for your own message and will be priced at CHF25 with 10 cards per box. We invite you to [...]

November 26th, 2014|Announcement|0 Comments

A Message from Joy, Nov. 2014

A Message from Joy Dear Parents, The 2014-15 school year has started well for ASK, with many schools showing interest in our school affiliation programme and the noteworthy speakers we have lined up for our annual seminar series. ASK is determined to make a difference, one teacher and one school at a time, to help [...]

November 6th, 2014|Announcement, Message from Joy|0 Comments

Parent’s viewpoint from Gex, France

MV contacted ASK in July 2014 shortly after her arrival from Antigua where she was unable to find support or suitable provision for her 8-year old son who’d been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADD. After an internet search on special educational needs in Geneva led her to ASK-All Special Kids, MV made the dramatic decision [...]

October 29th, 2014|Parent's Viewpoint|0 Comments

Interview with Lori Crowley

Ahead of ASK’s Annual Information Day we talked to Lori Crowley, parent of three children, two with special educational needs Can you tell us about your children? I have three children. My eldest has graduated university. My middle child had challenges in school, which we didn’t recognise properly, but he made it to university and [...]

October 28th, 2014|interview, Local Professional Profile|0 Comments

Interview with Mrs Vicky Tuck

Ahead of ASK’s Annual Information Day, we caught up with Mrs Vicky Tuck, Director General, International School of Geneva What are the main highlights of your 15 years as Principal at Cheltenham Ladies’ College? Firstly, being able to take forward a great school which included 15 years of hard work, exciting innovation and developing everything [...]

October 27th, 2014|interview, Local Professional Profile|0 Comments

Interview with Mrs Hilary Wood

Ahead of ASK’s Annual Information Day we talked to Mrs Hilary Wood de Wilde who will be presenting at the event. What led you into special needs and to your specialisation in autism (ASD)? In 1994, as a 16-year old teenager, I worked at a summer camp where my main role was to help integrate [...]

October 20th, 2014|interview, Local Professional Profile|0 Comments