Therapy

At Brantridge School we offer the following therapies

The Speech & Language Therapy Service at Brantridge School focuses on improving the pupils’:

  • Understanding of spoken language
  • Use of spoken language
  • Social communication skills
  • Active listening abilities
  • Conversational skills
  • Emotional literacy and regulation

The Occupational Therapy Service at Brantridge School focuses on improving the pupils’:

  • Fine motor skills including handwriting.
  • Gross motor skills including balance, bilateral coordination and
    strength needed for postural control.
  • Sensory Processing needs including self-regulation and programs such as the Zones of Regulation are used.
  • Visual perceptual skills which is the ability to recognise, recall, discriminate and make sense of what we see.
  • Functional independence to improve your ability to do everyday tasks such as being able to fasten buttons and being able to complete self-care activities for example.

 

After students have been assessed, the SaLT and the OT set targets and create an intervention plan. The Therapy Assistant works under the guidance of the SaLT and the OT to carry out interventions and support students to reach these targets. This can be on a 1:1 basis, in pairs, small groups, or even with whole classes.

We also offer Art therapy at Brantridge School. Art Therapy is a psychotherapy that uses art materials to express and manage thoughts, feelings and experiences, supported by a qualified art therapist. This is quite different from art lessons and you don’t need to be good at art.

At Brantridge we use The Zones of Regulation to help children learn to self-regulate their emotions. For more information about the Zones of Regulation and using them at home please click the link below

The Zones of Regulation

 

Websites for further information

I Can (children’s communication charity) www.ican.org.uk

https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/

https://www.autism.org.uk/

https://radld.org/

https://www.baat.org/

https://www.rcot.co.uk/

From my experience working with the school I have found them to have always been child focused and willing to adapt their provision to meet a child's specific needs. - Parent

My son has done amazingly well since attending Brantridge. He has improved academically and grown in confidence. I could not have wished for a better school for him. - Parent

My son currently attends Brantridge School and is in your Year 5. He has progressed massively since starting here 2 1/2 years ago. - Parent

My son started in September 2021 and he is very settled and understood by Brantridge School. - Parent

It took us two years to find a SEN school for our son. He has been going to Brantridge School since February and he has come on leaps and bounds. - Parent

The School is fantastic, with wonderful staff and facilities. - Parent

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