Services provided by School for Parents

We enable disabled children by:

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  • Providing assessments for each child and parent.
  • Providing one or two pre-school learning sessions each week during term-time, depending on the child’s needs. These include carefully structured programmes to help children achieve their full potential.
  • Running projects for children with Down’s syndrome to support their particular communication needs, e.g. speech therapy, based on best practice as advised by Symbol UK and the DSA.
  • Providing weekly speech therapy sessions for children with Down’s syndrome, up to the age of 11 years
  • Offering specialised reading and writing programmes
  • Providing techniques to encourage safe eating and drinking skills
  • Running Saturday morning and afternoon ‘gym clubs’ for over 5s with cerebral palsy or other physical disability to help them develop, practise and maintain the physical skills they need to integrate into mainstream education and society as a whole
  • Providing IT and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) support services

We empower parents by:

  • Running practical sessions to educate parents
  • Providing help and advice with feeding problems
  • Helping the child’s transition to school
  • Providing details of other support agencies and voluntary organisations.
  • Organising social activities for families
  • Liaising with other educational or health bodies and sharing goals and strategies to enhance the child’s learning in all settings
  • Providing a one-to-one consultation for each child and their parent with an invitation to observe a session.
  • Offering one pre-school learning session each week (during term-time).  Each session includes carefully structured programmes to help children achieve their full potential.
  • Running projects for children with Down’s syndrome to support their particular communication needs, e.g. speech therapy, based on best practice as advised by Symbol UK and the DSA.
  • Offering specialised reading and writing programmes.
  • Running a weekly Gym Club for over 5s who have previously attended our preschool services to help them develop, practise, and maintain the physical skills they need to integrate into mainstream education and society
  • Providing IT and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) support