SHINE Child Development team assessments are centred on the identified needs of the individual based on the referral information provided. These will be given in the initial background information document completed by parents and teachers.
Following initial contact with a member of the team, a specialist SHINE assessment will be conducted by a therapist with expertise within that clinical area. The assessment tools used are evidence-based and may use formal and/or informal assessment methods, observations and discussion with parents and teachers.
A SHINE assessment session will typically last 60-90 minutes, which will include a case history, the assessment itself and a brief outcome discussion. Following all assessments, a report will be provided to the individual and the referrer.
1. Multidisciplinary assessment by all the SHINE therapists.
2. Standardized assessment in one of the disciplines
3. Observation assessment in schools
Throughout our Covid 19 journey we are happy to adjust to online therapeutic support upon request. You and your child can engage in a personalized online session with a SHINE Clinical Therapist to ensure we continue supporting growth and development.
Parent consultation meeting to discuss concerns and if online support is a positive strategy.
Client-centred one to one therapy session. Child and a parent will meet with the therapist for a child-centred therapy session engaging in fun exercises and games, supporting ongoing therapy goals.
Kids can enjoy our homely therapy space and engage in one to one or group therapy. Our centre provides outdoor space and indoor equipment to challenge and strengthen your child’s development.
One to one therapy sessions with a Clinical Therapist and/or Therapy Assistant
Therapeutic groups led by Clinical Therapy team
Home sessions can be accommodated where your child will engage in a home-based therapy session with a Clinical Therapist or Therapy Assistant. Equipment will be brought to the home to support therapy goals.
One to one home therapy sessions with a Clinical Therapist and/or Therapy Assistant.
All children need environments which support their development; this can make a difference for typically developing children as well as those with specific special needs. We would form a key partnership with schools, education centres or early years settings where we can work in the following ways:
In school student therapeutic support via one-to-one therapy or group therapy sessions
Professional Development Workshops for Teaching Staff around the nature and referral of specific SEN students
Contributing therapeutic goals to a student's Individualised Education Plan