Therapeutic Services

The therapeutic team provide essential assessment formulation which is translated into individualised plans. This informs management and support strategies which are shared with young people, their families and carers.

Our overarching goal is to ensure that all young people achieve their full personal potential through:

  • Recreation and learning
  • Effective communication
  • Improved physical and emotional wellbeing

In this context we hope that young people can develop self-insight, motivation and ultimately meaningful relationships.

"Key partners such as a speech and language therapist, play therapist, counsellor, specialist nurse and social worker provide high quality support to individual young people and their families."

Education Scotland Inspection Report, December 2013

In addition to education and care reviews, there are regular Focus Group meetings for each young person. These multi-disciplinary meetings allow time for reflection and discussion about young people’s needs and progress.

These meetings provide the forum for referral to the in-house or wider therapeutic team. They also set targets, monitor and record the impact of interventions.