Evergreen Therapeutic Support

Therapeutic Play

At Evergreen School we make the health and wellbeing of our students a top priority.

Play Therapy provides our students with the opportunity to play out their feelings and problems in a safe space with a qualified, trusted adult. Play is essential for healthy development and wellbeing. Offering play therapy on site in school allows us to maximise the potential of every student.

At Evergreen School we have a qualified play therapist and a trainee therapeutic play practitioner who are able to deliver 1:1 sessions for students who may require additional support for a variety of reasons – to aid development, build confidence or for emotional support.

 

Therapeutic Music

Similar to play but using music, students do not need to be budding musicians to access this therapy.  Music therapy is the use of music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of an individual. It employs a variety of activities, such as listening to melodies, playing an instrument, drumming, writing songs, and guided imagery. Music therapy can help students express their emotions and creativity, develop communication and interaction skills and learn reciprocal skills, providing a safe space to express themselves.

At Evergreen School we work with Warwickshire Music and currently have one qualified music therapist as well as one student therapist working together across both sites.

 

Habilitation

Is delivered by Qualified Habilitation Specialists from Guide Dogs to support children with a visual impairment to learn about and explore the world. We will provide support to help develop practical skills according to a child’s developmental age and individual goals. Habilitation involves the teaching of mobility, orientation and independent living skills from supporting physical development in the early years, to navigating streets safely, preparing food, handling money, using technology and managing their appearance as a young person gets older.  We assess each child individually focusing on developing the following 6 areas; 

  • Vision:-  Assess what vision is available.  How vision can be stimulated and used to enrich a child’s life.
  • Orientation: – How  a young person moves and understands their environment, including the use of a cane, sighted guide and pre-cane skills to navigate the environment.
  • Body image: – Developing an understanding of body parts, body movement and the relationships between body parts. Fine and gross motor skills.
  • Directional and positional concepts: – Modelling a child’s understanding of their body position within the environment and their body movement in relation to external factors.
  • Use of senses: – Developing their understanding of touch, smell taste and hearing.
  • Independent, social and self-help skills: – Developing  daily living skills/self-care, social etiquette, and if appropriate requesting help.