We discuss pupil’s needs for therapy with them, their parents and other professionals during their admission process. We have a Speech and Language Therapist, an Occupational Therapist and a Play Therapist, who work in the school on a weekly basis. Besides, we have a Psychologist, who specialises in Autistic Spectrum Conditions, who supports our work. One of the Interventions which we may offer is Thrive. Thrive is a school-based intervention, which is founded on neuroscience research, attachment theory and the role of creativity and play.
We can also offer art, music and play therapy to enable young people to express themselves and improve their emotional well-being. We work with a range of other professionals to provide specific interventions as & when required.
Thrive identifies specific ‘interruptions’ in emotional development and through targeted relational experiences, promotes development. It brings about changes in emotional and social skills and enables students to engage in learning and the classroom environment more efficiently.
As young people’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it is a natural way for them to get to know and accept themselves and others. Students are helped to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. Play therapy is a form of counselling or psychotherapy which helps students to develop better relationships, emotional growth and development, emotional regulation and trauma resolution.
This uses art as a means of communication and expression to address emotional issues which may be confusing or distressing. Students can take part in group or individual sessions and do not have to have any expertise in art.
It can be very beneficial for students with a broad range of social, emotional or mental health difficulties.
This is widely used to help people whose lives have been affected by injury, illness or disability. It comes in two different forms: active and receptive. In active therapy, the students actively participate in creating music with instruments, their voice, or other objects. This allows them to be creative and expressive through the art of music. Receptive therapy takes place in a more relaxed setting where the therapist plays or makes music to the students who are free to draw, listen or meditate