Support for Families

Support for families

In addition to our specialist nursery (Circle Centre) we also have assessment and support services that are available for families both at home or in their child’s educational setting.  We offer a host of different assessments and support options including parent support groups, and can tailor our services to meet your needs.

Our assessment and support services can be delivered by any of our expert team which includes Specialist Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.  We also offer training programmes and parent support groups to parents and carers too.  Contact us via our contact form if you wish to discuss your needs.

Who we can help

Our multi disciplinary team offers a holistic, evidence-based approach to children (aged 2 to 12 years), to their parents/carers and to professionals working with them in educational settings.

We help children with autism and other communication difficulties including language and social communication difficulties.

 

You may also seek our support if you are having your child assessed for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and require an independent assessment which outlines your child’s strengths and needs, and highlights recommendation for special educational provision.

How we can help

We offer assessment and intervention, consultancy and training to support children with communication difficulties and autism.  This takes place within their natural environments such as home or school.

You may also seek our support if you are having your child assessed for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and require an independent assessment which outlines your child’s strengths and needs, and highlights recommendation for special educational provision.

ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

Assessment includes comprehensive interview with parents and/or education professionals working closely with the child, observation and individualised assessment.  It may include:

  • parent/carer/teacher interview
  • caregiver questionnaires
  • standardised and non-standardised tests: observing how a child carries out set activities
  • play based-observations.

On completion of the assessment a report will be produced to share with parents and/or professionals.  Outcomes will be written in consultation with the parent/professional documenting the changes you want to see following Therapy or Teaching intervention, based on the child’s needs.

Therapy is carried out in collaboration with key people working around the child.  Therapy aims to empower them to implement strategies or interventions.  Approaches are dependent on the child’s individual needs; they include:

  • Strategies and/or programmes for the parents or professional to implement at home/school.
  • Direct therapy with one of our Therapists at home, nursery or school.

CONSULTANCY AND TRAINING

As well as providing direct support for an individual child, we offer consultancy into educational, health or other settings.  We are able to advise on principles, approaches and strategies that can enhance children’s engagement and development.  We can also equip practitioners in their own setting.

We provide training both for parents and carers, and for practitioners.  Workshops and courses cover many topics including key aspects of sensory, behavioural and physical development, with practical examples and advice to take away. To view the full progamme of courses available visit our courses and workshops section on this site

Contact Us

To find out more about how we can help you and support your needs, please contact us.