Support for children and young people in mainstream schools
Through our work with children and young people with an acquired brain injury our specialist teachers have developed skills in analysing how children learn with accompanying identification and implementation of strategies that will help children and young people to successfully participate and make progress. These strategies relate to the cognitive or thinking skills that are often discussed as a group and called 'executive functions' or 'higher level thinking skills' and we offer outreach support to children and young people in mainstream primary and secondary schools who may be experiencing difficulties.
Support for children and young people who have an acquired brain injury
Children and young people who have had an acquired brain injury may need support throughout their school or college life. Sometimes difficulties can arise that may be attributable to an earlier injury. We offer a support service to schools from specialist teachers who can advise class teachers and SENCOs on how to implement a range of strategies to overcome potential barriers to learning.
How we can help:
- Support can include training sessions on the practical educational implications of an acquired brain injury. This can be delivered to SENCO networks, whole school staff or to individuals.
- Classroom observations of individual pupils with feedback and discussion.
- Comprehensive reports focusing on practical suggestions.
- Facilitation of discussion for practical problem solving.
- Guidance in constructing IEPs or curriculum targets with specialist strategies for pupils with an acquired brain injury.
- Suggestions for differentiation of the curriculum and ongoing follow up support.
All our outreach is customised to meet the unique needs of children or young people and their particular setting.