My Approach

I work with children and young people of all ages, ranging from those at pre-school all the way through to university, their parents and schools.

 

The overarching aim of my support is to enable the young person to feel happy and confident in their own abilities, and to be and feel successful when learning.

 

Along the way, I enable parents and schools, to really understand the child’s unique profile of strengths and needs, and importantly, to build on these strengths whilst sensitively addressing any areas of challenge.

 

An integral part of how I work is that, where required, I can draw on my network of specialist colleagues to undertake specialist assessments and to contribute to an interdisciplinary plan. This co-ordinated, multi-professional approach is an essential component when working with children who have additional needs and requirements.

 

The types of cases I most commonly see are where:

  • A child is unhappy or felt to be underachieving at school but
    there is a lack of clarity about why and how to help.
  • A child has an existing profile of needs, and their parents want
    to know how these can be best met in a school environment.
  • A child is experiencing difficulty with friendships and struggles to connect socially with their peers.
  • A young person is approaching public examinations, and parents
    want to ensure that they have the right support in place for their child,
    leading up to this important time.
  • A school placement is breaking down and parents want to know what the next steps could be.
  • There are concerns around a child's attention and focus.
  • A point of transition, a school move or relocation, is on the horizon, and a full review of the child's needs and strengths is required in order to inform a new school placement.
  • The child is out of school, for whatever reason, and a home-schooling plan needs to be established.
  • A child is unhappy, or felt to be underachieving at school, but
    there is a lack of clarity about why and how to help
  • A child has an existing profile of needs, and their parents want
    to know how these can be best met in a school environment
  • A child is experiencing difficulties forming and maintaining friendships
  • A young person is approaching public examinations, and parents
    want to ensure that they have the right support in place for their child, leading up to this important time
  • A school placement is breaking down, and parents want to know what the next steps could be
  • There are concerns around a child's attention and focus
  • A point of transition, a school move or relocation, is on the horizon, and a full review of the child's needs and strengths is required, in order, to inform a new school placement
  • The child is out of school, for whatever reason, and a home-schooling plan needs to be established

IMAGE CREDIT: Artwork by Ria Mishaal

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