According to this China Daily info-graphic made for Disability Prevention Davy, over 85 million Chinese are currently living with a disability. And what most of us, across cultures, consider to be life milestones (education, friendships, a love life, and a career, for example) can be demonstratively more challenging to achieve for these facing these challenges. There is still often a stigma in China and beyond in terms of addressing these issues for both young and old. While resources for addressing these development issues are still limited, there seems to be a growing number of platforms out there to help young people.
This is one of the reasons why we were so elated to check out the range of services being offered at The Learning Frontier. The fairly new educational company based out of BCIS in Shuangjiing is dedicated to providing bilingual, personalized guidance, and support services for children and families residing in Beijing.
They have on their team a variety of specialists focusing on mental health, education and learning, applied behavior analysis, and speech and language and occupational therapy to assist children and families to better understand their development and to help each child live up to their full potential in school and life.
With extensive facilities designed with both learning and play in mind, they have created a very conducive environment to help children and families work on improving critical thinking, improving motor skills, developing literacy, and more.
Check out this cute animation that they recently made explaining some of the services they offer to develop social skills. If you want to learn more or have a consultation about some more of the specific programs they have, email The Learning Frontier or give them a call to arrange a consultation.
The Learning Frontier
4th Floor, No. 11 Dongbai Lu, Chaoyang District
Photos: Kipp Whittaker