DRAMA THERAPY

The healing power of drama

Drama therapy is a recent addition to our provision and enables an approach to developing communication and interaction using storytelling, role play, games and improvisation.

Sessions are provided weekly for between 30 and 45 minutes with additional time for the therapist to keep clinical notes and liaise with other professionals and family as required.

Therapists will assess need, design the programme to support transition or change, provide parent and staff support and liaison to help sustain the work being carried out beyond the session. They will contribute to professional consultation and report writing for assessment processes and review meetings and manage discharge processes at the end of the therapy.

The outcomes of therapy are varied and may for example include improved focus and concentration or reduced behavioural issues, better coordination and movement or increased communications. The effect of this in education settings is to increase the ability for the child to participate and engage with the curriculum and school life and thereby improving their progression in other areas of development.

Cost

£48 per hour which includes:

Fully qualified employed state registered therapists.
Ongoing clinical supervision to support their work.
Set up, session time, note writing, liaison and report writing.
Online support for client accounts.
Objective and evaluation mechanisms.

Funding

Funding may be available to support music therapy from the following sources - if you need help to source funding for a project or programme, please do talk to us:


Pupil Premium/Premium Plus school funding
Funding for children looked after by the authority
Social Care support
Early Learning
Support for Learning
Adoption Support Funds
Mental Health funding
CORAM
Fostering and adoption services
Together for families
Alternative Education provision
Schools
Personal budgets
Families
Charities

You provide

A suitable therapeutic space for the session.
Access to appropriate equipment or resources (we provide some via the therapist as well).