Our team of Outreach workers visit pre-schools in the local area (Alton, Bordon, Liphook and Petersfield) working with their children who need additional support:
- working closely with the pre-school staff, offering advice, sharing knowledge and modelling strategies.
- working with the child in small groups or on a one to one basis.
- meeting parents to share ideas and refer to other agencies for support if required.
We receive referrals either direct from pre-schools or through their Area Inclusion Co-ordinator.
As part of our Outreach work, we are able to offer TOP (Thomas Outreach Programme), a flexible intervention service for pre-school children with social communication or autistic spectrum difficulties.
- Where? We support the child to learn both in their home and pre-school right through to the first term of Year R
- How often? Typically once a week.
- For how long? Each child is given an allocated amount of time, depending on their situation. This will be anywhere between 5-15 hours per week and includes paperwork, preparation and travel time for the TOP worker.
- Is it specific to them? Yes. All teaching intervention is tailored to meet the child’s individual needs.
- Do we need to a diagnosis? No. Children do not need a diagnosis to be referred to this programme
- How do we refer? Referrals can be made through a variety of Health professionals – for example Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists, Area Inclusion Officer or by contacting TOP staff direct.
Our Outreach Team are able to support children with a wide range of additional needs. If you think we can help, or perhaps you would like more information, please...