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
Websites for further information
I Can (children’s communication charity) www.ican.org.uk