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ASK Parent Support Meeting – Q&A with Dr. Irina Schurov

Register Now When: Thursday, 15 March 2018, 10h – 12h Where: ASK office, the Ecumenical center, 150 rte de Ferney, Geneva Irina is a Nutritional Neuroscientist with PhD from Cambridge University (UK) and over 20 years'experience in science and health providing services. She created and founded LiveRight:  an initiative to help others through nutrition [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:35+02:00February 27th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on ASK Parent Support Meeting – Q&A with Dr. Irina Schurov

ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 4

The last week of camp has been SUPERB! Our theme this week was Story telling so the first thing we did was make story books - we had stories about trains, spiders, the titanic and superheroes! We also spent a lot of time in the art room doing tye dye t-shirts, making photo frames and [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:37+02:00August 14th, 2015|ASK Programme, Camp photos|Comments Off on ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 4

Ecolint Nations Kermesse – Saturday 6 June 2015

ASK-All Special Kids was delighted to follow its well-established tradition of manning the table football stand and hosting an ASK information stand at Saturday's Ecolint Kermesse. Under the shade of the gazebo, the children had a whale of a time trying to vanquish their siblings or parents, and our resident Premier League table football expert, Siria, was always on hand to [...]

2019-01-16T09:54:04+01:00June 14th, 2015|Event|Comments Off on Ecolint Nations Kermesse – Saturday 6 June 2015

Music, Other Performing Arts and Dyslexia

Edited by Sally Daunt Published by British Dyslexia Association – 2012 ISBN: 978-1-872653-64-8 Written for teachers of musical instruments, classroom music and other performing arts, this highly readable book offers a great starting point for professionals looking to broaden their strategies and resources to work more effectively with children and adults with learning differences. Covering early learners [...]

2015-06-17T19:01:09+02:00May 10th, 2015|Book Review|Comments Off on Music, Other Performing Arts and Dyslexia

Welcome to Holland

“Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability — to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s [...]

2015-04-02T14:31:31+02:00May 2nd, 2015|article|Comments Off on Welcome to Holland

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

2016-02-26T11:20:03+01:00April 17th, 2015|ASK Programme, Children's activity, Event|Comments Off on March 2015 – Kids’ & Teens’ Social Outing

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 [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00March 12th, 2015|article|Comments Off on To Label or not to Label? That is the Question.

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 [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00October 29th, 2014|Parent's Viewpoint|Comments Off on Parent’s viewpoint from Gex, France

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 [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00October 27th, 2014|interview, Local Professional Profile|Comments Off on Interview with Mrs Vicky Tuck

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 [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00October 20th, 2014|interview, Local Professional Profile|Comments Off on Interview with Mrs Hilary Wood