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Therapeutic Support

We provide highly effective therapeutic support which helps each young person to address the individual challenges that their autism brings. They learn to understand their difficulties, manage their behaviours and develop new ways of thinking. The therapeutic support they receive enables pupils to fully participate in their learning and life in general, as well as develop socially and emotionally.

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. Staff place a strong emphasis on building confidence, creating an environment of readiness to learn.”

Sketchley School Ofsted Report


Our specialist in-school Therapy Team is led by a Clinical Psychologist and the comprehensive range of therapies include:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Counselling
  • Art and music therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Yoga
  • Lego therapy

Young people receive a therapy package tailored to their individual needs, which is continually reviewed and developed as these change over time. Children with autism often experience difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia and we employ strategies to help pupils manage these conditions.

Therapy is delivered in our specialist therapy and sensory rooms on each site. For their therapy to be practical and meaningful, it is important that pupils apply what they have learned to everyday life and our lessons are specifically designed to offer daily opportunities for this.

“Pupils are encouraged to take pride in their work and in themselves. They develop positive attitudes to learning and to success. They are helped to address personal distractions and anxieties, and they experience much success over time with integration into class relationships and with responding positively to the contributions of others.”

Sketchley School Ofsted Report


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