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Child at Psychologist

Consultancy and intervention

Individual Case Consultation 

This is a bespoke approach to support parents, families and professionals negotiate education, health and social care systems, such as requests for Education Health and Care Plans or health assessment referrals. Edvocation® Services has partnered with Associate Practitioners in Education and Inclusion to secure the most appropriate pathways and outcomes for a child or young person who has or may have SEND and for whom provision which is additional to or different from that available to their peers.

 

Our practitioners can manage, guide or advise parent/carers/and professionals - such as SENCo/ALNCo's - on SEND processes, as well as review and compile documentation associated with the Children and Families Act (2014), SEND Code of Practice (DfE, 2015) and clinical practice referrals.

 

Individual Case Consultation offers individualised working. For example through:

  • full management of your case

  • providing regular, scheduled checks and guidance throughout the timeframe of our work with you

  • advice sessions scheduled as 'one-off', and/or 'when needed'  

 

Typical individual case consultancy work has included:

  • triage consultations for parent/carers and professionals where they have 'niggles' about a child or young person - such as their progress, behaviour, and relationships.

  • reviewing and responding to correspondence

  • report reading and preparation for meetings

  • checking and collating information for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment Requests

  • reviewing and advising on draft Education, Health and Care Plans

  • advice, guidance, and management regarding Local Authority refusal to assess/refusal to issue Education, Health and Care Plans

  • preparation for annual reviews and requests for review of needs assessments

  • reviewing and responding to provision and placement decisions

  • advice, guidance and management of referrals to clinical pathways

  • psychometric assessments and observational reports to gather further information of a child/young person's needs and abilities 

Individual Case Consultation Packages are costed on a time allocated basis charged at twenty minute time units. Fees start at £30 for one twenty minute time unit and include a written summary of advice for the work undertaken.

To discuss your individual situation and how we can work with you, please arrange an advisory meeting using our on-line booking service.

 

                                      

 

Tailored Consultancy Services:

Individually costed, bespoke work and high needs provision developed around a young persons needs to support Inclusion in Practice:

 

Work has included:

  • SEND specialist on Independent Review Panels (IRP) where a pupil with or suspected of having SEND has been excluded from provision.

  • Working as Specialist Education Consultant with Dr Wasi Mohamad, Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (www.mentalhealthandwellbeing.co.uk) to undertake ADOS 2, ADIR assessments and discussions with education professionals as part of the autism diagnostic process.

  • The opportunity to review classroom practice and the sensory environment of key areas to support school inclusion for young people with social interaction, communication, information and sensory processing profiles.  This professional collaboration can support performance management and pupil advocacy through championing individual staff members and pupils in autism. 

  • Bespoke support for staff in specialist primary resourced and secondary 'hub' provision in mainstream settings or mainstream schools working with pupils who have SEMH or neurodevelopmental conditions.

  • Parent and Local Authority commissioned intervention programmes to support children and young peoples currently out of education due to medical, health, social, emotional and/or unmet needs related to SEND.

 

  • Targeted support for young people facing challenges through high anxiety, sensory and information processing, and in social relationships related to Autism Spectrum and Social Emotional Health.

Bespoke and Targeted support is designed as a collaboration between Edvocation Services and the setting to facilitate the most appropriate responses to reduce barriers to participation. Please book an advisory meeting to arrange a discussion as to how we can work with you.

Individually costed service.

                            Interventions and Individual Targeted Programmes:​

Edvocation® offer a range of interventions, some of which involve our strategic partners.  Interventions are organised around the profile of needs of individuals, and small groups.  These include:​

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  • Individual child/young person support - for example for Specific Learning Difficulties (such as Dyslexia/Dyscalculia), social skills, emotional and mental health management.

  • Lego Therapy; Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Approach; Social Skills and thinking programmes; Health and Activity Mentorship; Mindfulness and Drama.

  • Mentoring key staff in social skills interventions and inclusion practices.

Intervention sessions are recommended as being between 30- and 60-minutes on a once-a-week basis.  This is  dependent on a young person’s profile, such as age and issues being experienced.  Edvocation® Services offer social, emotional, mental health and well-being programmes and social skills and communication mentoring to support the development of social skills for young people who are having difficulties in their relationships and interactions. 

 

Sessions are individually tailored to incorporate blended, integrative and evidenced-based approaches, such as of mindfulness and creative cognitive behavioural therapy tailored around the profile of a young person. This is to introduce different activities that support them to challenge and reframe automatic negative thoughts needed to change response behaviours. A minimum of 6 sessions is advised; a maximum of 20 sessions are available.

 

Intervention programmes are organised around baseline measures; structured sessions can be arranged as one-to-one or small group with decisions made on a case by case basis; individual engagement and participation are reviewed through out the intervention phase; a summary report, or running record, or parent/professional meeting as agreed at the onset of a programme, is provided at the point of exit. To discuss your individual needs, please book an advisory meeting using our on-line booking system. Fees start at £80* per session and include preparation, delivery and write up of running record.

Please note:

  • Additional charge is made for professional travel time.

  • Optional add-on charges are made for assessment reports, summary reports, correspondence and meetings.

  • *Based on one forty minute session with an individual child.

​Location: 
Face to Face, Virtual, or Telephone Consultation and Assessments Available

 

We are located in Shropshire. We believe in building our services around your needs regardless of geographical location. Please book an advisory meeting with us to discuss how we can work together to best meet your specific requirements.

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