MacIntyre School lesson

Our specialist team comprises of:

  • Head of Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Positive Behaviour Support Specialists
  • Music Therapy
  • School Nurse
  • Intensive Interaction Co-ordinator
  • Complimentary Therapy
  • Consultant Psychiatrists
  • Sessional and Commissioned Psychology
  • Optional purchase of specialist sessions or advice as needed

In addition a regular epilepsy clinic is held with epilepsy specialists, an annual dental screening programme and an annual immunisation programme. All children are registered with the local GP Practice, and are supported to attend any appointments at the GP Practice, Outpatients or clinics.

The Health and Therapy Team support all staff and work with families and other professionals to create a co-ordinated and consistent programme of support. The consistent approach enables children and young people to learn throughout the waking day in all settings. This is achieved through person centred planning, assessment of the child or young person’s health and therapy need, recommendations and/or intervention, Professional Learning Programme for staff, and coaching and mentoring for staff by the experienced Health and Therapy staff team.

The Health and Therapy team work in the classrooms and residential houses to provide an appropriate environment and equipment for each child or young person. An integrated approach ensures that every child and young person has their mental, physical, emotional health and well-being; their sensory processing needs; independent skills; and communication needs all identified and met.

Each child or young person has a named Health and Therapy Liaison person who oversees and co-ordinates their Health and Therapy Provision. The Health and Therapy Co-ordinators work closely with Linkworkers and all staff supporting the child or young person.