Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties

Includes:

  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) including Asperger’s syndrome and autism, anxiety disorder
    Attachment disorder
Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Support provided at Gosforth Central Middle School 

  • We use visual timetables according to need.
  • We offer support and supervision at unstructured times of the day.
  • We offer social skills programmes / support including strategies to enhance self-esteem and reduce anxiety e.g. ‘Friends for Life’ Programme, social stories.
  • We offer small group targeted intervention programmes to improve skills in a variety of areas including independent life skills.
  • Resources to reduce anxiety and promote emotional wellbeing e.g. fiddle toy, stress ball.
  • Use of ICT where possible to reduce barriers to learning.
  • We use strategies and follow programmes of work provided by outside specialists such as speech and language therapists to support speech, language and communication development.