A major part of the Research and Development service includes the delivery of an advice and guidance service for children and young people, parents and professionals. This service provides learning support for children and young people who despite specialist input continue to experience difficulties in their educational setting.
The Centre is currently working intensively for up to three terms (depending on need) in a trans-disciplinary, capacity building model in schools and homes in Northern Ireland.
The advice and guidance service is a second level service aiming to provide further assessment, learning support and intervention for children and young people on the Autism Spectrum.
The advice and guidance service is delivered by a trans-disciplinary team. The team currently includes three Teachers an Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Therapist, a Behaviour Therapist and a Trainer/Advisor. Those team members most relevant to meeting the needs of the child or young person will carry out observations, assessments and intervention as appropriate. One team member will co-ordinate the child or young person’s Learning Support Plan and be the main contact for the child or young person, their family and school staff.
The service will provide:
Please contact the Centre for further information on the advice and guidance service.