Understand Me

Learning is a continual process.

We emphasise a practical, problem solving approach to our programmes. We like to help each organisation and participant look at the knowledge we offer and see how they can use it in their everyday life.

Through joining in an Ethos training programme, participant’s become part of a learning community where they make connections to specialists and resources that can help them develop their skills and problem solve well after the programme has finished.

Courses are focused on practical application of the information we provide and use a combination of online and direct instruction with supervision, observation and feedback sessions within the classroom and home.

All programmes are provided in both English and Vietnamese.

I. Awareness Course

Information on child development and disorders is freely available through the internet, but the quality of the information and the language it is presented in often makes parents, specialists and educators feel overwhelmed.

Ethos Awareness Courses are online programmes that can be accessed at any time. They provide reliable information on a range of issues commonly encountered in childhood. The purpose is to provide solid background information that raises people’s awareness and builds the foundations for you to Understand Me.

Awareness Courses are available on the following topics:

  • Autism Awareness
  • ADHD Awareness
  • Learning Disorder Awareness
  • Sensory Processing Awareness
  • Communication Disorder Awareness
  • Behaviour Awareness
  • Anxiety Awareness

All courses include a check of understanding at the end of the course.

II. Support Me – At School

For many educators in Vietnam, supporting a child within a classroom who may learn in a different way to other children is a new experience. The Support Me: At School programme is aimed at building the skills of teaching staff so that they can effectively work to support all children in their classroom.

The Support Me: At School programme begins with building background knowledge through completion of the Awareness Courses. Using online training for foundational information helps to ensure that all participants enter the learning programme with the same level of understanding. Participants then attend workshops where they learn and develop their skills. The final module of the programme is a practical component where participants are observed in the classroom working with children and implementing the strategies that they have learned.

Support Me: At School is suitable for any person that works with children in an educational setting. Participants must be working in a position where they interact with children to complete the practical module for the course.

Support Me: At School is comprised of four modules:

  • Module 1: Child Development and Differences
  • Module 2: Identifying Support Needs and Developing Systems of Support
  • Module 3: Supporting Differences in the Classroom
  • Module 4: Practicum

III. Support Me – At Home

Supporting your child at home is a task that is often shared between parents, extended family and helpers. Usually, each person has their own opinion of how to support your child and this can often cause confusion for the child and impeded their overall progress.

Support Me: At Home is a programme designed to build the skills of family and helpers so that they can effectively work to support your child when they are at home.

The Support Me: At Home programme begins with building background knowledge through completion of the Awareness Courses. Using online training for foundational information helps to ensure that all participants enter the learning programme with the same level of understanding. Participants then attend workshops where they learn and develop their skills. The final module of the programme is a practical component where participants are observed at home working with your child and implementing the strategies that they have learned. This supported approach to implementing new ideas and techniques generally results in greater and sustained patterns of change.

Support Me: At Home is suitable for any person that works with a child that requires specialist support

Support Me: At Home is comprised of four modules:

  • Module 1: Child Development and Differences
  • Module 2: Identifying Support Needs and Developing Systems of Support
  • Module 3: Supporting Your Child
  • Module 4: Practicum

IV. Support Family in Viet Nam

Every parent wants the best for their child, but many are overwhelmed by the amount of information on parenting and child development that is directed at them through the media, family and friends. Knowing what advice to take and having confidence in carrying through on decisions is not always easy for parents.

For many parents in Vietnam, they also need to balance the ideas of their traditional extended family with the expectations of international schools and a modern community: ideas that are often in opposition.

Family:Vietnam aims to provide families with evidence based information and effective strategies for parenting. This programme is suitable for all families and helps them explore what family means to them, the values that they want for their family and how to develop these. Ethos understands that each family is unique and Family:Vietnam uses a problem solving approach to help families make decisions that work for them.

Family:Vietnam is an individual programme built around the needs of each family. A minimum of ten sessions is required for the initial programme.