Psychological Counseling and Guidance Unit

"Every child needs help, hope, and someone who believes in him/her."

Preschool Guidance Services: By providing preschool guidance services, we aim to help the child develop psychologically, physically, mentally, socially, and educationally, improve his/her motor skills, and to ensure that the steps that he/she will take towards the future will be more concrete. In this context, our guidance counselor and special education specialist follow the progress of the students one-on-one by attaching a special focus on guiding students' cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development to discover and develop their individual talents and skills. With the support of classroom teachers, the Guidance Unit tracks the development of our students in five different areas consisting of linguistic, cognitive, self-care, motor skills, and social-emotional development. The data acquired as a result of detailed observation and tracking are shared with the parents through individual parent interviews. In line with the decisions taken as a result of the meeting, the students are provided with the necessary support.

Junior College Guidance Services: In order to ensure the school readiness of the students who are new to the Junior College, our school guidance counselors spare no sacrifices in providing support for the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of the students, with whom they will be together for five years in social skill lesson, which is a component of the curriculum. As fundamental values are formed during childhood, we have included values education in our social skill lessons to equip our students with basic human values and encourage them to transform these values into behavior. With this program, we aim not only to ensure the intellectual and academic development of our students but also to equip them with social values, and important skills required being critical and creative thinking, problem-solving individuals who are capable to establish the cause-effect relationship.

Considering that each child has different needs and learning potential, we provide the students with special education needs with education specially planned and tailored in line with their potentials and needs.

Every child learns, sometimes at different times and sometimes in different ways. Every child is unique in his/her talents and it matters how we can help him/her discover and develop his/her talents. Considering the fact that each child learns at his/her own pace and style, we adopt an individualized approach and unique pathway leading to revealing their full potentials. While providing support, we attach great importance to the self-paced model allowing the child to learn at his/her own pace and style, and level of perceiving. In order to get the best result in this process, our special education teachers work in harmony with our students' parents, classroom teachers, and guidance counselors.