When children are happy, confident and well equipped to manage the day-to-day challenges of life, they thrive academically.
Many children who come to Longdon Hall School have low self-esteem as a result of negative experiences they’ve had within the education system in the past. Through the holistic, therapeutic approach we take to learning, we help children to integrate into school and make positive progress in every aspect of their development.
We truly believe that any child, with the right support, can achieve their potential, so we have dedicated occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, and psychological therapists who work with children, depending on their needs. The specialist team visit the school throughout the week and put together clear development plans for each child, which they then follow on a weekly basis. Therapists work closely with families too, helping parents and carers to develop strategies to support their child’s development and tackle specific issues that may arise at home.
Offering highly specialised assessment, consultation, reflective practice, supervision and bespoke training, the well-being and clinical team work directly with the school staff to develop a shared understanding of the pupils, the resources and the interventions integral to good outcomes. Collaborative working ensures that we deliver the highest quality provision, which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements.
The Wellbeing Rainbow is a three-tiered model of support which informs the well-being and clinical offer and places well-being at the core of everything we do. The three tiers follow a continuum of intensity support from Universal, Enhanced to Specialised.
For more information on how we use the rainbow click here https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/about-us/our-wellbeing-strategy/
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. At Longdon Hall school, the goal of speech and language therapy is to improve all aspects of communication. This includes:
- Attention and listening skills
- Understanding of language – Receptive language
- Use of language – Expressive language
- Memory skills
- Building and extending vocabulary
- Social problem-solving skills
- Conversational Skills
- Feelings and Emotions
- Friendship skills
- Diagnosis awareness and self-advocacy skills
Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person approach” to both mental and physical health and wellbeing and enables individuals to achieve their full potential.
The goal of occupational therapy is to support young people’s movement skills, sensory processing abilities and to help them to function effectively in different environments. At Longdon Hall School, the Occupational Therapy Team will support students with;
- Sensory Integration
- Dyspraxia / Developmental Delay / Developmental Co-ordination Disorder
- Visual Motor Integration / Visual Perception
- Handwriting Skills
Psychotherapist’s offer valuable contributions to understanding and managing the overwhelming demands placed on teachers and others who work in schools. As well as facilitating therapy with children and adolescents, Psychotherapists can deliver direct work with parents and families. Drawing on their knowledge in mental health and emotional well-being, Psychotherapists can offer consultations to staff to enhance their understanding of the pupils’ presentations / behaviours and support staff in responding to children and young people’s wellbeing needs. Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy consultations can support children with a wide range of social and emotional difficulties.