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Therapies We Offer

Therapies form an essential part of our services. The work carried out by our team of therapists and the expertise they share with other members of the multi-disciplinary team contribute towards a consistent approach.

Mind-body Interventions - These use a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind’s capacity to affect bodily functions and symptoms, such as coloured lenses and overlays, Dance movement, Sensory Integration Therapy, TEACCH, sign language and Social Stories.

Some common therapies and approaches we use and encourage through discussions with parents/carers and multi-disciplinary professionals:

Occupational Therapy

  • Our occupational therapy is another indicator of our student-centred approach
  • Sensory Integration
  • Independence in self-care and coping
  • Sensory processing
  • Environmental adaptation
  • Enhancement of visual perception
  • Assessment of sensory processing
  • Organisational skills
  • Sensory issues
  • Motor coordination and hand skills
  • Self-regulation to improve concentration

Speech and Language Therapy

  • To facilitate effective use of existing communication skills
  • To enable students to learn and develop new communication skills
  • Development of independence in communication
  • Assessment and enhancement of functional communication skills
  • Assessment and support of social understanding
  • Assessment and support of social communication skills
  • Assessment and enrichment of relationship skills
  • Promoting a positive communication environment

Behavioural Therapy

  • Protective Behaviours
  • Anxiety-reduction
  • Anger and other challenging behaviour
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Social interaction

Equine Assisted Therapy

  • To promote well-being through interaction with horses
  • Overcome fears
  • Build up trust, respect and compassion
  • Develop communication skills
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Develop problem-solving techniques and coping strategies

Physiotherapy

  • Gross motor skills (muscle weakness, postural control, poor balance, motor planning, quality of movement)
  • Sports skills (running, jumping, catching and throwing ball, kicking ball, riding bicycle etc.)