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At Montacute School all pupils have access to the support of the on-site Therapy Team, but this support will vary from pupil to pupil.
Our Therapy Assistant is able to liaise directly with school staff, the therapy team, and parents to provide a holistic approach to meet the pupils’ ongoing health and physical development needs.
Whilst some pupils will, on occasion, benefit from 1:1 support from the therapists, all of our School staff are trained to deliver individualised therapeutic programmes directly to the pupils.
Montacute School are able to offer:
Our Speech and Language Therapist works with pupils to enable them to communicate to the best of their ability. The S< will work on developing a pupil’s understanding and use of language.
Children who attend Special Schools often use a variety of methods to enable them to develop maximum understanding and communicate with those around them. At Montacute this includes using objects, photographs, symbols, signing and speech. Some pupils use specialised equipment such as a communication books or voice output communication aids.
Our Speech and Language Therapist also works with pupils who have eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties to help them to be safe whilst eating & drinking.
Professionals from Poole Hospital Children's Therapy Services have a clinic base within the school. Therapy from both Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy can be provided in the following ways:
Physiotherapists at Montacute School work with children to help develop their physical skills and increase their independence. Physiotherapy is a combination of exercise, movement and play. Activities should be able to be incorporated into a child's everyday activities so they are fun and motivating.
All the children who attend Montacute have access to Physiotherapy services if these are required. The Physiotherapy team work closely with the classroom team, so that the students have access to Physiotherapy programmes, advice and equipment throughout their daily activities.
Physiotherapists provide assessment and input in the following areas:
The Physiotherapy team are in school on a Thursday.
Occupational therapists (OTs) work with children in Montacute to help them develop functional skills for everyday life in the areas of self-care, life skills, school work and play. Occupational Therapists are interested in participation in occupations (activities such as dressing, hair brushing, eating, swimming, cycling) that are meaningful to an individual. They look at how the person, environment and occupation work together to enable a person to take part in the activities they want to do.
All the children who attend Montacute School have access to Occupational Therapy services if these are required. The Occupational Therapy team work closely with the classroom team, so that the students have access to Occupational Therapy programmes, advice and equipment throughout their daily activities.
Occupational Therapists provide assessment and input in the following areas:
The Occupational Therapists are in school on Mondays and Wednesdays
Montacute School recognises the health and wellbeing benefits of hydrotherapy for pupils who have limited movement abilities and/or additional health conditions. We therefore directly employ the services of a Physiotherapist to deliver 1:1 sessions in our on-site hydro pool.