Drawing and Talking
To complement our Emotions 4 Learning curriculum, we also have a trained Practitioner in Drawing and Talking. Drawing and Talking is a child-centered 1:1 intervention, focusing on supporting the social and emotional well-being of children and young people. This programme is designed for children, young people or adults who may be suffering from trauma or poor mental health.
Working with the child or young person’s inner world safely and non-intrusively, with respect for the child or young person’s own pace and state of being, with the child or young person setting the pace and deciding what to bring to the session.
The programme is for ½ hour, once a week for 12 weeks.
Parent quote “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the school for offering this fantastic opportunity to the children. It has been life changing for us as a family.”
Sand Play is a therapeutic, effective, non-talking intervention that makes use of a sandbox and toy figures to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a child’s inner thoughts, struggles and concerns.
Sand Play is used with younger children who may have suffered trauma.
The programme is for ½ hour, once a week for 12 weeks.#
Directed Group Work
The purpose of these sessions is to help children to become more aware of the feelings within them, and to develop some understanding of and how to handle the feelings.
They can share their feelings with other children and see that other children have the same feelings, along with the opportunity to communicate their feelings and concerns with the adult. These sessions last around 30 minutes, once a week for six weeks.
Parent quote “He’s getting very good at talking about his feelings after he went to the sessions with Miss Hicks.”
We also have a trained Practitioner in Lego-based therapy (LeGoff et al 2014)
This is an evidence based approach that aims to develop social communication skills in children. The group works together to build LEGO® models and through this have the opportunity to develop social skills such as turn taking, collaboration and social communication.
LEGO®-based therapy sessions are really flexible. The main aim is to encourage children to collaborate with each other. This means the type of activity you engage in is less important than the adult facilitating the collaborative play between the young people.
Key to this approach is how engaging and enjoyable it is for the participants! Building LEGO® collaboratively is great fun, and young people develop social skills while enjoying themselves.
The programme runs for a minimum of 8 weeks, once a week for around 40 minutes.
Parent quote “my son really enjoys Lego Club”
Child quote “I wish I could go to Lego Club every day!”