Young people at Hurworth House School are able to access a wide range of therapies, thanks to our expert team of professionals. We are able to provide quick on-site access to a variety of therapeutic services, including:
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Clinical psychiatry
- Speech and language therapy
- Play therapy
Specialist therapeutic facilities
Our strong therapy team is able to provide both individual and group sessions in high-quality, dedicated facilities, including 1:1 therapy rooms and a state-of-the-art sensory room with:
- Specialist lighting
- Soft play
- Vibrational musical position cushions
- Infinity panel
- Fibre optics
- Bubble tube
- Soft cushions and big beanbags
Using therapy to support young people and their families
Therapy plays a vital role in our young people’s development. We believe it helps to take down barriers, enabling our students to manage their behaviours, which in turn gives them access to the curriculum and allows them to progress in their placement.
Here at Hurworth House School, we feel that therapy is not only a valuable tool for our young people, but also for their families. Our therapists often go out to visit families and do triangulated work with parents/carers, sharing techniques which can help to manage challenging behaviours in the home environment.
Our approach to therapy
Within six weeks of arriving at Hurworth House School, each student will have a thorough therapeutic assessment. This helps us to establish their level of need and what support they require so that we can get this in place as soon as possible.
As part of the assessment process, our Clinical Psychologist will spend time with the young person to baseline them and where they are in terms of confidence, resilience and anxiety. Our regular therapeutic reviews then allow us to track the young person’s progress against these initial observations and demonstrate improvements.
Our therapy team is also heavily involved in each student’s education plan. Here at Hurworth House School, we take a multidisciplinary approach to updating individual learning plans, asking our therapy team for direct input into the techniques and strategies teachers should be using to provide support for the student.