Support towards the ‘Sound Journeys’ project which enables children with significant Hearing Impairments and some on the Autistic Spectrum to participate in music activities which provide them with an additional means of communication. The members of the orchestra give of their time and also provide Continuing Professional Development to others.
Support towards work in offering conductive education to improve the outcomes and life-chances of children with a range of motor-disabilities including cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and acquired injury in Ledbury.
To provide Targeted Training for children with cerebral palsy, Targeted Training mimics the natural development of control, using a specially designed standing frame which is made in the hospital workshop. Each frame is tailored and adjusted to the child’s specific requirements. The frame goes home with the child so they can repeat their exercises daily, taught by the physiotherapists, which the parents commit to.
Towards the effective construction of bespoke PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display) communication books for use with some of their non-verbal children. Each PODD book is created by the learning support staff and is tailored to the needs of an individual child and is designed to increase the child’s vocabulary and help them to build up their communication skills.
To provide Teaching Packs for 4 special Needs Schools giving skills for life. The work has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation for its content covering Mental Well-Being and coping with difficulties.
To enable children with severe communication issues at their Specialist school and college in Manchester receiving an education to have I-pads to support their learning. Their request is to purchase 20 such communication and learning devices.
Funding for Shine Brighter a new special education support project for children and younger people with spina bifida and hyrdocephalus to have an inclusive educational experience and to achieve qualifications leading to greater independence.