The therapy team at The Edith Borthwick School provides an integrated model of service delivery which includes assessment and treatment for children and adolescents throughout the School who have a variety of communication and sensory needs. They work as a multidisciplinary team and develop close relationships with the Senior Leadership team, teaching and support staff which enables them to provide functional support throughout the school and within the classroom for the children they support.
There are a range of ways that the therapists work with the children to support their needs including; whole school, class based and specialist individualised interventions. The therapists aim to support pupils to develop their communication and engagement skills, which in turn enables them to access the curriculum.
The Occupational Therapy service is focused on Sensory Integration. Sensory processing difficulties can impact on attention, learning, behaviour and participation in activities and so can impact a learner’s ability to access the curriculum. Individual and group intervention is provided to support students with sensory processing difficulties engage in school activities. This involves working closely with the students, their teachers and their families.
The therapy team develop links with parents by attending school parent’s evenings, presenting at school coffee mornings and are available to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child’s communication or sensory needs.