At Mayfield School we offer a range of therapies with highly-trained and skilled therapists, who as well as working with the children, advise and train other staff members, to achieve consistency in our care.
Our heated, purpose built hydrotherapy pool is a calming environment for gentle exercise and promotion of physical well-being. The multi-functional lighting system provides a sensory environment, which can be controlled by the children pressing switches along the poolside, or by making sounds into a microphone. Fully trained staff help to work and stretch pupils muscles using specialised techniques tailored for individual needs.
Rebound therapy provides therapeutic exercise and recreation using a trampoline. It is used to facilitate movement, promote balance and an increase or decrease in muscle tone, and even to improve communication. The staff are fully trained in specialised techniques to get the most out of this therapy, fully benefitting the pupil.
Here at Mayfield we have an excellent team of on-site physiotherapists, who work closely with our staff to help achieve their personalised care plans. Pupils individual needs are assessed, a care plan is developed and goals are set which are reviewed regularly. Physiotherapy treatment may involve advice on positioning and handling, advice and provision of specialist equipment, and tailored exercise plans to help develop strength, balance, and co-ordination. These therapy sessions may be done individually with the physiotherapist, in group or class based sessions, and sometimes in conjunction with a hydrotherapy care plan.
Speech and Language Therapy
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Mayfield has two fully equipped multi-sensory rooms, with specialist lighting, foam flooring and tactile and auditory stimuli. These rooms allow the users to explore each of their senses, opening up new levels of communication, awareness and learning.
Music therapy is a process in which music and sound are used creatively to establish and develop a relationship between the therapist and pupil, improvising freely together and communicating through their shared music. It provides a safe and supportive outlet and opportunity for pupils to open up and share their experiences, thoughts and/or emotions, particularly if verbal communication is difficult or limited.