Ruskin Mill Trust’s Practical Skills Therapeutic Education method embeds our therapeutic approach to human development throughout our children and young people’s day and residential sessions and activities. Sunfield also provides a more targeted therapeutic programme for our children and young people, in addition to our practical curriculum, through discrete therapy sessions and input from the therapy team into day and residential planning.
Sunfield’s on-site Psychology and Therapy department offers holistic, comprehensive and detailed assessment and therapy provision, which is tailored to each child or young person at our residential special school. Their invaluable insight and input provides a deep understanding of the child or young person’s complex and multi-faceted needs, and helps to formulate strategies through which individuals can overcome barriers, and be supported to maximise their potential.
Our specialist team comprises a range of disciplines including: Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, and Steiner based therapies such as Eurythmy, Therapeutic Art, Massage Therapy, and Colour Light Therapy.
The Psychology and Therapy department works closely to share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues in our education, land and residential settings. This integrated approach ensures that every child and young person’s psychological, emotional, occupational, sensory processing and communication needs are fully identified and met.
The expert team also provides training to staff and families, alongside emotional support, facilitated reflection and proactive planning. The focus is on empowering staff and families to feel confident in understanding and supporting the young people through both challenging times and times of development.