The Fountain House Learning Centre offers specialist remedial tutoring for literacy and maths. We use our assessment tools to produce a comprehensive learning profile, which allows us to teach in a way specific to the individual whilst our neurodevelopmental therapies are used to address weak underlying skills.
The Learning Centre
- Full Assessment including neurodevelopmental screening + therapy program plan + report
- Re-assessment + results
- Group and individual sessions in specialist maths and literacy tuition
- Visual Perception therapy
- Instrumental Enrichment (thinking skills) instruction
- Fraction and place value holiday courses
- Instruction on teaching multisensory maths
- Instruction on visual perceptual therapy
The Fountain House Association was formed in order to offer a full service to individuals who are not performing efficiently.
It consists of a loose group of specialists to whom Tamara Nathan is happy to refer clients.
Those who are not comfortable with number find abstract learning difficult and maths is taught abstractly from a very young age. In addition mathematics is a sequential subject, so if early difficulties are not addressed effectively the gaps in their knowledge and understanding, together with the inherent difficulties, will result in further failure. Our multisensory maths tuition directly addresses these difficulties.
In 2000 The Fountain House Learning Centre was established with the intention of supporting the education of children with specific learning difficulties. We believe that many characteristic of a specific learning difficulty offer positive developmental potential for the individual. For example; dyslexics often have the capacity to engage with the world in a holistic way and so make excellent designers; similarly dyspraxics can be highly individual and often make talented orators and so when abilities are capitalised on, many can overcome their difficulties and become highly successful.
Children with learning difficulties respond to teaching that engages their visual, hearing and feeling senses. In practice this multisensory teaching involves presenting language via as many senses as possible. In order to exploit a child’s strength we lean towards the senses that are strongest whilst we work to diminish and ultimately help them overcome their weaknesses.
The brain has a natural ability to physically change itself by creating new pathways and connections in response to one’s experiences, this is called neuroplasticity. This plasticity can be positively stimulated by engaging in the right activities, often enough and over a sufficient period of time, and which can result in positive life changes. The purpose of our neurodevelopmental work is to create measurable changes in the brain specifically to enhance systems that are causing learning or life difficulties.
HANDLE is an award winning holistic approach to neurodevelopmental irregularities that is simple, non-invasive, empowering and non-drug orientated.
The Listening Program® (TLP) is a music listening therapy, that provides engaging brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work and life. Systematic training is provided through listening to psychoaccoustically modified music which trains the brain to process sound more efficiently.
inTime provides a personalised program of listening training and fun movement activities, using body, drum, and voice to help you keep your beat, and flow with the rhythms of daily life.
This is an evidence-based intervention for training working-memory.
This work addresses inefficiencies in the process of extracting and organising visual information from the environment and the ability to interpret and use what is seen.
Tamara Nathan is a remedial teacher and neurodevelopmental therapist. Having a background of business and systems analysis she began her second career some 19 years ago when she qualified as a specialist teacher. Over the years Tamara has continued to advance her knowledge and qualifications to include multisensory and Sharma maths, study skills, visual perceptual therapy, Instrumental Enrichment and neurodevelopment. She is a qualified provider of The Listening Program, In Time and Cogmed and a Certified Screener affiliated to The HANDLE® Institute. She has recently retired from the Executive Committee of the Board of the HANDLE Institute and is currently spearheading a schools’ trial of a neurodevelopmental program that she has developed with Myrom Kahaner.