Sunday, 20 November 2016

NEW TV DOCUMENTARY: “Kids on the Edge | Last Chance School”

After adopting a sibling group of three boys 6 years ago, then age 4, 5 and 6, our journey has been challenging and rewarding. Our oldest son was diagnosed with Severe Attachment Disorder and at the age of 9 our local primary school wasn’t able to manage his challenging behaviour. This was a very difficult time for us as a family. We were first able to see the "light in the tunnel" when he started at a specialist school, Gloucester House Day Unit, part of Tavistock Portman NHS. At this school he was able to access intensive psychotherapy and group therapy in addition to education.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Adoption: Transition from a specialist school to a mainstream

Earlier on this week I attended a school meeting at my
oldest son's secondary school. In the vlog I created on that day, I share the
positive transition from a specialist school (Gloucester House, part of
Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust) he attended for 3.5 years to a mainstream
secondary school.