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School Therapy

There is a full time Occupational & Speech and Language Therapist who will work in collaboration with educational staff, other professionals and families to provide an holistic approach to interventions. Therapy targets are integrated into the school day and embedded within each pupil’s individualised curriculum.

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Therapy at LSM

Each pupil will receive a core therapy provision from both directly and indirectly, including therapy recommendations for class programmes, in-class support and direct group therapy. Our Therapist will carry out ongoing assessments to contribute to the pupils’ Individual Curriculum and Educational Plans and annual and reports.

Courses of individual therapy sessions can be offered dependent upon individual, specific need and therapists’ clinical judgment.

Occupational Therapy at LSM

 “Occupation” refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow us to live independently and give us a sense of identity. This could be anything from essential day-to-day tasks, such as dressing or cooking, to the things that make us who we are—our job, interests, hobbies and relationships.   Occupational therapists find solutions to everyday problems. (British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists, 2013).

Courses of individual therapy sessions can be offered dependent upon individual, specific need and therapists’ clinical judgment.

In line with the College of Occupational Therapists, at Life Skills Manor for Autism we:

  • Work with the child, parents and teachers to find solutions to minimise the difficulties children face, helping them get the most from life
  • Enhance and adapt environments in respect of functional performance and sensory processing needs
  • Provide help and training in daily activities, such as dressing, eating, gardening, working and learning
  • Provide appropriate intervention in the most appropriate context relative to need

Our Occupational Therapist will support a variety of targets, including:

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Handwriting and ICT Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Visual Motor Integration Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living, such as self-care, productivity and leisure
  • Planning and sequencing Skills