Abingdon House School operates an Integrated Therapy approach and has a team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists.
Abingdon House School operates an Integrated Therapy approach and has a team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists.Therapy is integrated into every aspect of the school day at Abingdon House School. Therapists work with children in their classroom alongside teaching staff in lessons and also at lunch and break times. Therapy is also provided on a need led basis in small group, paired and individual sessions.
Integrated therapy is provided as part of a student’s natural setting in the classroom. The therapist might work directly with the pupil, directly with the whole class group or indirectly with staff.
‘Holistic, collaborative, child centred approach to educational and therapeutic support’ (Hatcher, 2011)
The key principle is that the therapist is working in collaboration with the school staff and students. Everyone shares their knowledge and expertise in order to support the academic achievement and social participation of all students.
The therapy team participates in the full life of the school, including planning, tracking and assessing, interventions and receiving and delivering staff training. They lead classroom lessons, run wellbeing and enrichment activities, and supervise school events and trips.
More detailed information about our Integrated Therapy approach at Abingdon House School can be found here.