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Bristol’s New Fosseway Special School benefits from bibic’s developmental therapy

March 16, 2018 / All Events

Thanks to the generous donation received from The John James Bristol Foundation, we have been able to provide our schools outreach service to support a number of pupils at New Fosseway Special School in Bristol.

Schools like New Fosseway seek our expertise to help pupils who may be struggling to maintain attention and focus; experiencing problems with behaviour; finding it hard to follow instructions or plan work; feeling socially anxious or having difficulties with fine and gross motor skills.

Emma Quinn from New Fosseway said,
“bibic assessments offer us an invaluable different perspective when working with the children and young people here. They provide us with strategies and approaches that enable us to get the very best from our students, both educationally and emotionally, and give them the chance to fulfill their true potential.”

bibic’s holistic assessment process identifies a child’s difficulties and strengths and uses these outcomes to develop a bespoke therapy plan. This plan gives the child strategies to manage their condition better; parents and carers techniques to help their child’s difficulties and needs, and teachers, the strategies they need  to support pupils emotionally and educationally.

This plan has a profoundly life changing impact; teachers and classmates see positive results in the classroom; relationships are saved; and parents, carers and teachers are equipped with skills and knowledge to help the child cope better both at home and at school.

Chelsey Oxley, one of bibic’s developmental therapists who went to New Fosseway said,
“It was great to work with a young adult about to leave school and give him and his parents ways he can become more independent as an adult. It was lovely to see his parents’ response to some of the techniques given that made them realise there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

bibic has a long standing, excellent relationship with New Fosseway, and this latest visit marked bibic’s 24th outreach service for the school. Heavily subsidised assessments for children and young people are also available at bibic’s National Assessment Centre in Langport, Somerset.

Tahnee Wade, who works with Trusts and Foundations on behalf of bibic said,
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank The John James Bristol Foundation whose generous donation has enabled us to deliver an important local outreach service at New Fosseway School. Donations like these are a lifeline to our small charity. Feedback we have from both parents and staff tells us that the impacts are far reaching, changing the lives of not only children, but their families’ too. ”

bibic receives no government funding and relies 100% on donations and fundraising to run its much-needed service every year.

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