Meet our Therapists
Physiotherapists carry out regular assessments of pupils who have particular physical needs in respect of posture, balance, co-ordination and mobility. Working in collabiration with school staff, they develop individual programmes. The School is a recognised centre of excellence for The MOVE programme.
Speech & Language Team
A full-time higher level teaching assistant is designated to support the speech therapist in the assessment, planning and delivery of individual or group programmes. All class teams have recieved training in a total communication approach and related specialist techniques eg. signing, PECS and technological aids.
Our Resident Speech and Language Therapist Elinor visits school once a week to liase with classes and offers support where needed.
Pupils medical needs will largely be met by the School Nursing Team from the Community Childrens Nursing Team. A medical care plan will be created for each pupil who need it. The school has a policy on the administration of medication to pupils as long as the parents give clear written instruction. Medication must be labled with the pupils name, dosage and frequency. Visiting doctors call at Crownbridge School to carry out regular medical checks and clinics for most pupils, the school nurse is in attendance and appointments are arranged in advance with parents being notified and invited to attend.
The mobile dental van visits school regularly to ensure that pupils dental care can be maintained, providing parents give consent, necessary treatment can be provided.
Visual & Hearing Impairment Team
Hearing or Visual Impairment provision is available in partnership with the specialist teachers who visit school regularly from the Gwent Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment service.
The Educational Psycologst is in regular contact with Crownbridge School with regard to monitoring performance and advising on appropriate educational provision for individual pupil.
Crownbridge School is served by occupational therapists, who work in close association with teaching staff and other professionals on a range of activities including helping pupils to be as independent in daily living activities as possible, encouraging good posture, good hand function and good body image, as well as offering specialist advise.
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