Our therapy team provides support for students across the Academy who, alongside their hearing impairment, also have a wide range of physical difficulties ranging from mild to very complex.
The team uses a person-centred approach, which puts the young people and their families at the centre of everything that they do. The overarching aim is to support our students to become as independent as they can be; this involves working in partnership with the students, their families, colleagues at the Academy and external professionals in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
By providing all of this in-house, we are able to ensure students are not taken out of school for therapies, thereby combating any isolation or alienation that a student might otherwise feel.
I am so proud of the progress Jesse has made since being at the Deaf Academy and I know this is down to the fantastic, world-class education and care he receives at school. It has been life-changing.
Joe, parent to Jesse, age 9
Our experienced team consists of an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and assistant, speech and language therapist, educational audiologist and a BSL counsellor. The team is led by Mark Stocks, Assistant Principal for Progression and Assessment.
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