St Giles School

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Therapies

Focusing on the 'whole child' and their individual needs

Whilst not an exhaustive list, below is a an overview of some of the therapies we offer according to the individual needs of the child:

Waldon

 

Waldon is a theory about the basic elements of human learning and development, the growth of understanding the individual, and how we learn to adopt and to survive.
Essentially the Waldon approach to education is all about how the movements that are carried out in a typical session link up receptors in the brain and aid learning and motivation, the very things that are essential to progressing in school and in life.   

Intensive Interaction 

 

This is an approach that involves developing early communication skills with the child, including turn taking and vocalisation.     

Music Therapy

 

Music therapy is used to develop interaction and communication skills with individual children and class groups using a wide variety of instruments.

Massage (Peer Massage)

 

The Massage In Schools Programme (MISP) is an accessible and effective tool for calming and prompting positive behaviour. It also helps children to interact with their peers, which in turn helps them to make friends.

Physiotherapy

 

The aim of our physiotherapy sessions is to encourage positive and correct movement of normal body functions which are often brought about in some of the children at our school due to their specific needs and conditions.

Art Therapy

 

A form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

 

The primary aim of OT is to maximise the child’s potential to participate in activities of everyday life by minimising the impact of their disability through the use of purposeful activity or modifying the environment to better support participation.