As parents, our intention is to give our children ‘roots’ and give them ‘wings’. Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent. This journey is not always plain sailing for every child. Some of our children and young people benefit from individual help from time to time.
Study & Careers believes in the inate talent and uniqueness of every young person. It knows that timely help can enable your learner to overcome challenges they face along the way. To do so, it offers courses for you the parent and one-to-one consultations to support your student.
These courses and consultations help parents to support their child with key transitions, learning, study and career decisions.
Successful Study, Learning & Wellbeing: Supporting Your Child (1.5 hours)
This seminar outlines the learning challenges and study requirements your child experiences at 2nd level. It discusses practical ways you can support your child to manage and organise their lives in a holistic way.
Matching Personality to Career Choice: Supporting your Child (second-level)
Study & Careers offers ‘one-to-one’ consultations for students, accompanied initially by a parent..
Consultations are offered in the following areas:
Study & Careers select tests carefully based on the needs of the child/young person, further to discussion with parents and/or teachers. Below is a range of tests that we are accredited to administer and follow up with recommended interventions.
Emotional & Mental Health tests
Reading, Vocabulary & Comprehension Tests
The Black Box Series see https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/black-box-series/
This includes questioning, feedback and peer/self-assessment guidance and advices.
Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Tests
Early Years & Primary Tests: Speech & Language toolkits
Transitioning to higher levels of Thinking & Learning (Literacy & Maths)
Science & Maths Tests
Test Practice in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning
‘I wish I had this talk when my daughter who is now in Junior Cert, was in First Year’.
Parent, Iniskeen, Co. Monaghan
Help with Subject Choice
‘My wish is that every student should have this opportunity to work with Dr. Healy Eames. Our meeting really helped our son to focus. She supported him to understand his options and assisted him to make the best possible decisions for himself. As a parent it is a huge relief to me that he is certain of his subject choices. I’m very grateful we had this opportunity and I want our other children to avail of this guidance too in the future. I am thankful to Fidelma for her guidance and professionalism.’
Mother, Ennis, Co. Clare.
I want to thank you for meeting our son. You were so open and welcoming to Traolach on our arrival which relaxed him and allowed him to fully engage with you. As you know he was in a bad place at the time but thanks to your empathy and enthusiasm he has made huge progress and continues each day. You gave Traolach an opportunity to explore his position in an informed environment. You were so well prepared for the meeting which allowed you to draw out and inspire Traolach. Thanks to that meeting with you Fidelma he has achieved a full-time job as well as a place on a course in September 2020 if he wants it. He is so happy and upbeat, all thanks to your knowledge , experience and encouragement. As a family we are overwhelmed and grateful for your input into Traolach's future.We know that anyone given an opportunity to meet you will be confident and well informed as to what is available to them, allowing for their specific interests and ability. Thank you.
Ballinasloe family of young man who had dropped out of College.
‘Advice and support at the right time was essential for our son’
My son went to see Dr. Healy having dropped out of NUIG half way through his first year. He had made a poor course choice and very soon dropped behind. It hit his confidence hard. Fidelma worked with him over a series of sessions and carried out some tests that helped him look at his motivation and personality. He needed help with anxiety too. He got helpful guidance and it made him feel good about himself again. He is now half way through a new course and is much more confident. Advice and support at the right time made all the difference.
‘Our son was supported through a tough period’
In hindsight our son did his LC too young He was immature from the start. Within weeks of commencing College he began to experience anxiety and dropped out. We didn't know how to help him. He met with Fidelma who managed to get him to talk and discuss his feelings. She carried out a series of comprehensive tests to identify his strengths and needs, his values, interests, personality and skills. She helped him find his motivation again and referred him to an associate for stress-related issues. I strongly recommend Fidelma for career and education support.
Galway city mother
Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner is a 20 page Student booklet designed by Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD. It provides a menu of activities that supports the work of our Study Skills & Mindset courses at second-level, based on our book 'Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success'.
Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies and mindset approaches to make your study and learning more effective. It meets the 'learning to learn' intentions of the curriculum.
As parents our intention is to give our children "roots" and give them "wings". Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent.
This journey is not always plain sailing for every child or young person. Some benefit from individual help from time to time. Study & Careers believes in the innate talent and uniqueness of every child. It knows that timely help can enable your learner to overcome challenges they face along the way. To do so, it offers courses for you the parent and one-to-one private consultations to support your student.
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