One reason to strongly consider enrolling in an international school in Korea is that many of these schools provide an SLP or speech and language therapist. If your son or daughter is having trouble advancing in language skills or have trouble communicating, SLPs can greatly reduce difficulties your child might be facing in school and give them a new skill set to better deal with obstacles in their education. Many times SLPs work together with everyday teachers and other education specialists in the school. It might also be a good idea to check if there’s a psychologist or specialized counselor on staff who can help with the anxiety and uncertainty your son or daughter might be feeling. Many times, the school will employ an SLP through a private agency so arrangements may need to be done on an individual, private basis. However, there might be greater assurance knowing your child’s SLP is coming from the school and under their review.
If your school doesn’t provide one or if you prefer finding an SLP on your own, there are many private therapy/counseling practices or clinics in Seoul. Therapy has become a widening trend in Seoul. More and more Koreans are using it as a tool to help them deal with stress in school and in the workplace. This means there are a lot more licensed therapists who can help with those critical communication skills for school. Many of these centers can focus on areas like dyslexia and ADHD. These types of learning disabilities can be especially hard to pushed through, and a licensed professional can make a world of difference. More education professionals in Korea are becoming aware of this, meaning you will be able to find a good deal of SLPs in Seoul.
Language obstacles might seem like a big concern. However, don’t feel overly stressed by this. People in medical industries tend to speak English better than most Koreans. The Korean community already has a high level of English speakers available as is, and many doctors, therapists, and psychologists have studied abroad in England, Canada, and the United States, making it easier to find an SLP and/or therapist. There are also native English speakers who are working in Korea as SLPs. SLPs who speak English and work with English-speaking children, tend to advertise this online. Plus, don’t hold back from speaking with different schools and asking for referrals with making the search for an SLP for your child. English-speaking therapists and SLPs also tend to increase prices as compensation for the time and money spent on learning English and/or being abroad. However, you want to make sure that you make a comparison of prices and services available just to be sure you are not significantly overpaying for their services.