Therapy

We offer a range of therapeutic  support to help our pupils re-engage with learning

 

Speech & Language Therapy

Future Education commissions speech and language therapy services from ISLTS (Independent Speech and Language Therapy Services Ltd) to provide assessment, direct or in-direct therapy, advice, and support to identified students attending the school during the academic year.

Each student’s speech, language and communication skills are an essential part of their learning, development, and future potential.

  • Listening and attention skills – these are important for general learning, understanding, speaking, and listening as well as the development of effective communication and interaction skills.
  • Expressive language skills – using speech, expressive skills, and other means of communication to express thoughts, ideas, and opinions. To participate in daily learning, to make friends and interact with other people.
  • Receptive language skills – understanding words and language as part of everyday learning and interaction with others; following instructions, participating in conversation.
  • Non-verbal skills – using facial expression and body language effectively as part of communication. Using eye contact. Reading other people’s non-verbal skills accurately.
  • Social communication skills: starting and ending conversations; peer friendships; showing emotion and feelings; group interaction skills such as problem solving and team working
  • Confidence building – improving self-esteem and confidence through better speech, language, and communication skills

Art & Wellbeing Support

This relaxed environment helps pupils to explore their emotions, develop self-awareness and boost their self-esteem. Students produce some amazing creations from paintings to writing as well as special gifts. Also at the same time, learning social skills like problem solving, resilience and respect whilst actively engaging in the sessions. During the sessions, we address emotional and relationship issues that may be confusing and distressing. We would look at best ways to deal with this distress and how they can develop new coping skills. It is a quiet time away from learning and helps them to regulate, ready to continue with lessons.

Music Therapy

Music is motivating and widely accessible, anyone can access Music Therapy and there is no need to have previous musical experience. Music therapy is a psychotherapy that uses music as a form of expression to bring about change and development in an individual’s social and emotional well-being. Creating and sharing music with another person who is able to listen, support and bring understanding can help process and work though experiences of abuse, trauma, neglect or challenging relationships. Music Therapy can also be used to support development within communication, movement and cognitive skills. In a Music Therapy session the emphasis is on encouraging creative expression rather than teaching musical skills. A range of instruments are provided, and individuals are invited to explore these instruments and their own voice to create their own sounds and music. Music is used to build a trusting and therapeutic relationship, to enable the young person to access meaningful therapy.