Cambian Specialist Education Services

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Our Therapies

Therapies form an integral part of our services. The work carried out by our team of therapists and the expertise they share with other members of the multi-disciplinary team contribute towards a consistent approach.

Speech and Language Therapy

  • To facilitate effective use of existing communication skills
  • To enable students to learn and develop new communication skills
  • Development of independence in communication 
  • Assessment and enhancement of functional communication skills
  • Assessment and support of social understanding
  • Assessment and support of social communication skills
  • Assessment and enrichment of relationship skills
  • Promoting a positive communication environment

Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy is another indicator of our student centred approach including our phenomenally successful motor sensory units designed to stimulate the mind on different levels.

  • Independence in self care and coping
  • Sensory processing
  • Environmental adaptation
  • Enhancement of visual perception
  • Assessment of sensory processing
  • Organisational skills 

Sensory issues

  • Motor coordination and hand skills
  • Self-regulation to improve concentration
  • Organisational skills

Behavioural Therapy

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Anger and other challenging behaviour
  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Social interaction


  • Gross motor skills (muscle weakness, postural control, poor balance, motor planning, quality of movement)
  • Sports skills (running, jumping, catching and throwing ball, kicking ball, riding bicycle etc.)

Music Therapy

  • Promote self-expression
  • Enhance capacity for two-way communication
  • Encourage more overt social interactions
  • Develop the communicative use of voice
  • Increase tolerance to sound

Art Therapy

  • To use appropriate art forms in a safe, facilitating environment to
  • Encourage self-expression
  • Develop inter-personal skills
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Resolve internal conflicts
  • Increase tolerance to touching different materials

Drama Therapy

To use drama to bring about positive psychological, emotional and social changes by means of:

  • Story-telling
  • Role play
  • Acting
  • Mime
  • Improved voice production

Equine therapy

To promote well-being through interaction with horses

  • Overcome fears
  • Build up trust, respect and compassion
  • Develop communication skills
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Develop problem-solving techniques and coping strategies

Many of our schools and colleges will provide additional therapies.

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