ATOC is a centre for children providing inter-disciplinary evaluation and specialized instruction to the gifted, ESL and special needs community. ATOC is the shortened acronym for Acorns to Oaks Centre, which is an established well equipped facility situated in a quiet residential area serving as the hub for the delivery of an extensive range of services, including services in international schools. A team of foreign and Thai consultants work to ensure that skills are generalized to home and school settings.
CONTACT US: Most contacts come through the firstname.lastname@example.org email account which is monitored daily (except for Sunday). Some people prefer to call us on (66) 27117156-8 and we have a facebook account used primarily to share information about what is happening in terms of events, what staff do, parent tips and regular matters.
Services include comprehensive evaluations of children taking into account family culture, languages and dynamics. A team of specialists work collaboratively to provide information; parent training and comprehensive services where the ‘best interests of the child’ is foremost in any planning process. Individualized programmes include therapeutic and educational objectives. Behavioral and social interventions vary with each situation and collaboration with school and home is important. Counseling in addition to assessment is provided by qualified and experienced Psychologists.
Assessments provide insight into why the individual is experiencing difficulties and include a comprehensive process with medical referral where necessary. Standardised assessment tools are used and performance based evaluations. Consideration of young children's readiness to test is a part of the process.
Education and Intervention programmes are tailored for a diverse population to include EAL students who are not acquiring English easily, students with mild learning difficulties, those with diagnoses such as ADD, Autism, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental delay, Down syndrome and LD and others including students with some immaturity or lost motivation, students switching to schooling in English and those students transitioning to a different school system. Intensive support can be given where students are pending admission to an international school.
The priorityis to maintain a personal service even when there are increased demands on the services. This means recruiting a team of professionals who are not only qualified and experienced but also passionate, committed with the ability and will to positively communicate with parents, teachers and others to develop solutions and promote successful learning experiences.
ATOC-R that is ATOC Resources are distributed through ATOC to schools, counseling offices and homes. These high quality materials include education, therapy and personal development resources. There are reading schemes, photo-copiable resources for teachers, skill based work books, and enquiry based learning schemes and special programmes.
Visitors are always welcome and regular training through conferences, personal sessions and through workshops is available.