Every Kisharon pupil is supported by a team of professionals. Our teams of highly trained and experienced therapists work alongside teachers and provide, as required:
- Speech therapy
- Music therapy
- Occupational therapy including sensory integration
- Play therapy
- Pet therapy
Challenging every student to achieve their own goals, Kisharon teachers and support staff use up-to-date, evidence and research based methods which are constantly reviewed and evaluated.
External Multi Agency Teams are brought in when required to ensure the most successful outcomes for every pupil. These include:
- Autism support team
- Social services staff
- Hearing and vision impairment specialist teachers
- School welfare staff
- CAMHS mental health staff
- Specialist feeding speech and language therapist (SALT)
Kisharon School’s occupational therapists work with pupils to develop and maintain meaningful physical activities including teaching strategies for personal care and using equipment to promote independence in children with a variety of disabilities.
Kisharon School’s speech therapists use the AAC pathway to support students using various communication devices including an eye gaze device and switches to help pupils communicate their needs.
Teachers use communication method Proloquo2go to allow pupils to express themselves clearly as well as Grid 3 which enables pupils to have a voice and live more independent lives.
Kisharon staff use smILE Therapy to support and develop pupils’ functional communication skills by recording them carrying out everyday tasks which they practice regularly. The pupils watch their own videos and score themselves.
Intensive Interaction sessions help pupils develop joint attention, turn-taking skills and an ability to initiate interaction.
Music Therapy promotes integration within the school and develops a sense of community. The children in the group have the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities, extend their social circles, build relationships, be an active and meaningful part of the school community, to hear others and also be acknowledged and heard.
Lego Therapy allows pupils to build a Lego model, taking on the roles of engineer, supplier and builder. This encourages joint working and communication skills, such as sharing, turn-taking, following rules, giving instructions, using names and problem-solving.