coping with life after wilderness therapy
(PRWEB) January 23, 2012
UK-based Tutors International (http://www.tutors-international.com), today announced they are in discussion with several wilderness programs in the US about the provision of private tutors for children and their parents coping with life after wilderness therapy program.
The programs, which exist almost exclusively in the US, aim to address serious disruptive behaviours in school pupils by removing them from their usual surroundings and fostering self-worth and achievement in a safe, secluded environment. Unlike half-way houses or outreach programs in the UK, wilderness therapy centers involve an extended period of basic living, alongside, crucially, trained counsellors and therapists to specifically address the causes of the child’s antisocial behaviour.
An individual typically attends a wilderness center for around 90 days, during which time that person has a great deal of support from staff. Upon leaving the center, the transition for many children back to normal life, where they may return to old habits, old friends and old behaviour, can be a difficult one.
For those families that can afford to, a private tutor provides an effective way to bridge the gap. “Some youngsters attend a kind of therapeutic boarding school when they leave the wilderness therapy program, but most just get sent home,” says Adam Caller, education specialist and founder of Tutors International. “Many leave the program keen to straighten out their life, but it’s hard not to fall back into old ways when they get home. Instead of cutting the support dead, wilderness program will advise parents whether a private tutor will be an appropriate way to bridge that support gap.”
Tutors International plan to send highly qualified private tutors to work alongside the staff on wilderness therapy programs, so that should a family decide to hire a tutor to go home with the child to help them remember what they learnt at the center, and ease the transition back to school and normal life.
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling. Tutors International is able to source the best international tutors including multilingual travelling teachers to accompany families travelling around the world, or those whose lifestyle necessitates frequent travel, in order to maintain consistency in education in extraordinary circumstances.
Tutors International provide tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child's needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children's educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.
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