Each child at Fairfields School has a named physiotherapist who looks after their therapy needs both in school and at home.
The physiotherapy team works with pupils alongside education staff and other professionals to maximise their physical potential. This is done in a variety of ways including individual therapy sessions, group sessions, use of equipment such as standing frames and mobility aids and the use of orthotics as necessary.
They advise and train staff in postural management, gross motor functional ability and ease in accessing the curriculum.
Lower Gemma Boon
Upper Samantha Brown
Post 16 Neil Leppard & Rachel Coffey-Brittain
Child Development Centre
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Dewsbury & District Hospital
West Yorkshire WF13 4HS
Telephone 01924 512361
Sensory Impairment Team
Kirklees Council Sensory Impairment is one of the many teams that make up Psychology & Specialist Outreach.
The Peripatetic team consists of: Qualified teachers for children with visual and/or hearing impairment; An educational mobility officer; An educational audiologist; Bilingual support workers; Educational teaching assistants; Nursery officer; Deaf support workers and Administrative officers.
We provide support for:
Pre-school children. We welcome early referral and visit babies, pre-school children and their families at home.
Early Years Providers. We offer advice and information on sensory impairment to staff in playgroups, toddler groups and nurseries.
Kirklees Schools. The service offers advice and in-service training. We assess and monitor pupils in schools. In certain instances we offer special skills teaching.
Agencies. Staff work closely with agencies working with children with sensory impairment e.g. NHS Trusts, Social Services, Health Visitors, Sure Start Programmes and Children's Centres.
Examples of our work:
A specialist teacher may work at home with you and your child to assess his/her hearing or vision as appropriate.
A teacher may work with staff in an early years setting to advise on how they could best meet your child's sensory needs.
A pupils progress in school may be monitored by a teacher from this service. Advice would be given to enable the pupil to access the curriculum.
Specialist skills e.g. play, mobility, use of hearing aids, use of alternative communication, information technology etc. may be provided.
Translation/interpretation into other languages can be provided.
Where to find us:
Head of Peripatetic Service for Children with Sensory Impairment
Ingfield Enterprise Centre
Cherry Nook Road
Telephone: 01484 221494 Minicom: 01484 221497 Fax: 01484 221496
Further details on all Psychology & Specialist Outreach services can be found at www.kirklees.gov.uk