The therapy provision at Brick Lane School is designed to support the students’ overall development by addressing their individual identified needs. We make effective use of the students’ Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) to design appropriate support and intervention programmes.
There is a strong focus on enabling all students to develop socially appropriate communication skills, alongside their academic, social, emotional and physical development.
Our clinical team currently consist of an Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist. We work using a multi-disciplinary approach. This means applying a combination of different skills and knowledge to provide a holistic understanding of student’s strengths and needs. In this way, we can design interventions to meet the unique needs of each student from a variety of perspectives.
The clinical team at Brick Lane focuses on enabling students to access their optimal learning environment using a universal, targeted and specialist interventions. Therapy may be provided within the classroom as a whole class approach, as part of an intervention group or as an individual programme within the student’s timetable.
The clinical team are flexible and enthusiastic in exploring a range of evidence-based approaches and interventions to help students learn, engage with people and situations as well as those resources that help them regulate. Using SCERTS, we can plan, monitor, and record the progress of students in a number of domains. The SCERTS framework and methodology informs our practice, meaning that we have a means by which we can chart the progress of students with their social communication and equally, their emotional regulation.