Support for Schools from External Specialist Services
The Local Authority has a range of support in place on which schools may draw upon. These include both ‘outreach’ ( services provide specialist assessment, consultation and advice to enable schools to meet the needs of children) and 'in-reach' (the child will attend for (usually) two sessions per week and specialist staff will observe, assess and provide interventions). Support may also be provided to parents, putting them in touch with other parents of children with similar needs and referring to other potential support services and groups. They may also allow children time to meet with other children who have similar needs and thus reduce feelings of isolation.