Study Skills & Learning Skills Training:

  • Establish a positive (“I Can”) start to the learner’s educational journey
  • Conduct initial assessment and background information analysis
  • Identify Learning Styles and Patterns
  • Start initial goal setting and steps it will take to reach them.
  • Begin the TIME TABLE/STUDY SCHEDULE and review
  • Introduce helpful Learning styles and patterns
  • How to control distractions during study time, techniques taught.
  • Introduce learners to time management, stress management, reducing procrastination.
  • Calming strategies and exercises to help them relax and manage stress
  • Review Study Schedule Chart/Timetable
  • Firstly, the major social problem needs to be identified. In order to figure out the major problems, the patient and psychologist work together through discussion. The underlying psychology behind the social problems also needs to be determined.
  • As with any type of psychotherapy, your psychologist will help you develop specific goals for the therapy. This will include a broad overall goal as well as focused goals that may change from session to session. Once each goal or skill is mastered, the goal for the next session becomes more difficult. Keeping the overall goal in mind will help you overcome times when you feel like giving up on the therapy.
  • Before you are expected to perform the skill, your psychologist will model the skill you are focusing on, so that you can see exactly what you need to do before attempting to do it yourself.
  • After your psychologist has modelled the skill, you will be asked to role-play. This practice is a very important aspect of SST. It may feel odd to role-play, but until you have practised the skill, it is hard to use it outside the safety and confinement that therapy sessions provide.
  • Your psychologist will provide feedback at the end of each session. This feedback will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and the things you especially need to work on and practise.
  • In between sessions, your psychologist will set little “homework” challenges that you are required to do in your own time throughout the week. Usually the homework will carry on directly from the session, so that you practise the new skill you learnt. Depending on your success at meeting the challenge, you will focus on a new, more difficult skill in the next session.