Established twelve years ago the multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to child-centred practice utilising a broad range of theory. With all practitioners trained to post-graduate level and engaged in current thinking, research and practice, we are a dynamic, creative and innovative team.
Our psychotherapeutic aspect is provided by creative practitioners; art psychotherapists, music therapists and drama therapists. Using psychodynamic theory, foundations in child development and influence from interpersonal neurobiology, our therapists engage our students on a creative level, using narrative, metaphor and play to explore each students individual experiences and thoughts at their pace.
Complimenting and enhancing this, our occupational therapists are trained in Sensory Integration, supporting a holistic consideration of each students’ physical needs, development in movement, proprioception skills and vestibular abilities. Supporting students to gain mastery and connection of their bodies ultimately supports confidence and engagement in activity to interact more successfully with the world around them.
Our speech and language therapist offers insight into our students’ patterns of communication, supporting our education staff to provide adaptations for optimum accessibility as well as providing individual bespoke therapeutic support. Creating class-based group programs to support development in working memory, visual perception, social communication and language comprehension provides intervention integrated with play and learning.
In recognition of the importance of family and each students’ support outside of school, our family support team offers outreach work to our parents and carers. Offering a diverse range of help from counselling to practical parenting strategies, systemic work and social work support, the team provide a crucial connection to the school and therapy team.