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Sensory and/or physical needs

This can include difficulties with:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Self-organisation for daily life
  • Includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, physical injury.

What can Birch Hill offer?

  • An appropriate environment for aid users. We will be guided by the recommendations and support of the Sensory Consortiums Service who work closely with the school.
  • Mindful, flexible seating arrangements.
  • Enlarged print, fonts.
  • Access to agencies for an assessment of significant needs: eg the Occupational Therapy Service.
  • Dedicated, experienced and trained staff to deliver fine and gross motor skills programmes, sensory programmes.
  • Support equipment such as pencil grips, ergonomic pens, sloping desk, equipment/exercises to develop hand strength and writing fluency.

Targeted group support may include:

  • Fine and gross motor skills programmes ; Handwriting programmes such as Speed Up.
  • Sensory diet activities 
  • Access to Teaching Assistant support.

Targeted individual support may include:

  • Personalised support plans/Health Care plans provided by support services and delivered by our staff.
  • Teaching Assistant support for complex physical needs.
  • Supporting Medical Care Plans.
  • Delivering Occupational Therapy Plans.