At Derwen College the therapies team uses the universal, targeted and specialist model to deliver our service which is based on individual student need and assessment.
All students at College benefit from a highly skilled staff base, enabling a universal approach to developing independence in preparation for adulthood and transition post College.
Therapists’ recommendations, advice can be given to ensure strategies are embedded through the day and needs are met throughout College and as such this will not be a timetabled therapy session.
Individual assessment is available following referral to the integrated therapy team. Following assessment within the College environment, specific needs will be identified, and recommendations made. This may take the form of guidance and advice to the student, their key staff, provision of equipment, visual resources, group work or 1:1 for a short period of therapeutic intervention.
New students with therapy needs and provision identified in their EHCP/LSP, will be reassessed within the first term at College. Their specialist provision will be reviewed, to ensure it meets their need in the new College environment. Therapy will be delivered in the most appropriate way to enable the students to achieve their individual goals and outcomes. Therapy will look different to a school environment and may not be delivered in weekly hours but over a period of time and integrated into daily College life.
Clinical need should be identified in EHCP/LSP documents. We use our clinical expertise to recommend additions/alterations to outcomes and therapy provision. We will monitor and advise on progress and review targets identified to meet changing needs as they transition through College.