Therapy

 

Speech and Language Therapy

  

The Speech and Language Therapists (SALTs) working in school are from The East Sussex Children’s Integrated Therapy Service(CITS), provided by Kent Community Health NHS Trust. 
 
The SALT team aim to provide a child and young person a person centred service within special schools. Whole school input is provided to support the communication and mealtime environments within the school this includes advice, support within classes and parent / staff training. Specific input includes support to individual pupils' communication or eating and drinking skills where needed. This could include assessment, review and therapy. The service each pupil receives depends on the individual needs of the pupil.  Therapy may include group work; individual or paired therapy sessions; class-based support; advice to parents/carers and teaching staff; involvement in transition; liaison with other professionals/agencies where relevant. 
 
The Speech and Language Therapy team are available on parents’ evenings to talk to parents/carers and are happy to talk at other times by arrangement either in person or by phone.
 
 
   

 

 

Eye Gaze

 

Inclusive Eye Gaze is our amazing new resource to enable learners to interact meaningfully with their environment. It is a high-tech system with an inbuilt camera which tracks where the eyes are looking, enabling the eyes to move the mouse pointer around. We have EyeGaze systems at both Hazel Court Secondary and FE.

There are fun and motivating activities that provide a progression of skills from experiential/cause and effect to targeting.

Using Eye Gaze technology we have the opportunity to:

Teach visual attention skills, cause and effect understanding and simple access skills.

Assess eye movement patterns, visual tracking, visual attention, visual discrimination skills and early comprehension and preferences.

Stimulate visual attention and purposeful looking skills.

We are leading on collaborative working with the Specialist Teachers for the Visually Impaired from the Service for Children with Sensory Needs to develop their assessments of visual skills and difficulties and to set targets to extend and improve visual skills using EyeGaze. This has been developed primarily for those with a visual impairment but the framework will be suitable to use with everyone who is learning to use EyeGaze.

Please speak to Katherine (at Secondary) or Maureen (at FE) if you would like any further information on Eye Gaze.

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 Click below to look at our presentation on how we are using Eye Gaze at Hazel Court

 

      Eye Gaze

 

 

Physiotherapy 

 

The principal responsibility of the physiotherapists is the assessment and treatment of pupils with physical disabilities, of whichthere are a wide range within the school. Any pupil who requires physiotherapy will have their needs continuously re-assessed.

Working within the school gives the physiotherapists the opportunity for close liaison with the staff in planning individual movementand therapy programmes for each pupil (as required). The physiotherapist uses their professional knowledge and training to help plan the most suitable programme for each individual.

The physiotherapists use the two school hydrotherapy pools with pupils, where water and air temperatures are maintained at a very high level. These hydrotherapy sessions are of special benefit to our more physically disabled pupils.

The physiotherapists can recommend specialised equipment for home and school, and liaise with other agencies to this end.

 

 

East Sussex Children’s Integrated Therapy Service 2015-2016

Therapy staff supporting children within Hazel Court School

If you have any therapy queries please contact the therapists direct on their mobiles. If you have any unresolved therapy concerns please contact Sandra Tomlinson, Locality Clinical Manager, on 07920028356. You can also email us at kcht.escits@nhs.net.

Speech and Language Therapy

Name:                        Contact Number:                 I’m usually in school on:

Hannah Wasp            07788327356                 Mon, Weds, (Thurs)

Georgia Pearson      07788327351                 Weds, Thurs, (Fri)

Jo Thursfield              07788327368                 Thurs FE

Aimee Sadler             07788327264                 Mon (Sec), Thurs (FE)

Physiotherapy

Name:                                  Contact Number:                 I’m usually in school on:

Jess Bell                      07788327269                 Tues & Thurs

Amy Dolling               07788327259                 Tues & Thurs PM/Thurs AM FE

 

Occupational Therapy

Name:                                   Contact Number:                 I’m usually in school on:

Stacey Jackson          07766397590                 (Tues)

Louisa Marchant   07788327252             Weds

Rebecca Eastman     07788327454                 Weds

Laura Walshe           07788327447             Thurs

Libby Darling              07920768583                Weds (from Term 2)

Please be aware that therapy staff may be working off site on annual review reports, EHCP reports and developing programmes at times but do contact them on their mobile phones.

We are excited that staff will have their phones shortly replaced with tablets and will update this sheet with the new contact numbers when that happens.

Therapists can also be contacted via the Chaucer Clinic number on 03001232650

 

East Sussex Children’s Integrated Therapy Service 2015-2016

Therapy staff supporting children within Hazel Court School

If you have any therapy queries please contact the therapists direct on their mobiles. If you have any unresolved therapy concerns please contact Sandra Tomlinson, Locality Clinical Manager, on 07920028356. You can also email us at kcht.escits@nhs.net.

Speech and Language Therapy

Name:                        Contact Number:             I’m usually in school on:

Hannah Wasp            07788327356                 Mon, Weds, (Thurs)

Georgia Pearson        07788327351                 Weds, Thurs, (Fri)

Jo Thursfield              07788327368                 Thurs FE

Aimee Sadler             07788327264                 Mon (Sec), Thurs (FE)

Physiotherapy

Name:                          Contact Number:            I’m usually in school on:

Jess Bell                      07788327269                 Tues & Thurs

Amy Dolling                07788327259                 Tues & Thurs PM/Thurs AM FE

 

Occupational Therapy

Name:                         Contact Number:             I’m usually in school on:

Stacey Jackson          07766397590                 (Tues)

Louisa Marchant        07788327252                 Weds

Rebecca Eastman     07788327454                 Weds

Laura Walshe            07788327447                 Thurs

Libby Darling              07920768583                Weds (from Term 2)

Please be aware that therapy staff may be working off site on annual review reports, EHCP reports and developing programmes at times but do contact them on their mobile phones.

We are excited that staff will have their phones shortly replaced with tablets and will update this sheet with the new contact numbers when that happens.

Therapists can also be contacted via the Chaucer Clinic number on 03001232650