Here are the different facilities we have at Kestrel House school to aid our learners to develop social and independent skills.
The sensory room is a special room designed to develop a person’s sense, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. The sensory sessions help to promote self-organization and positive change.
The sensory room is there to create a safe space for the pupils and provide opportunities for engagement in prevention and crisis de-escalation strategies, as well as a host of other therapeutic exchanges to teach skills, offer a variety of therapeutic activities, etc. to promote self-care/self-nurturance, resilience & recovery.
Our Soft Play area is designed to provide sensory input through tactile, visual, prop
receptive, and vestibular activities. These can help maintain emotional regulation as part of a sensory diet.
Participation in play activities can help develop gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and balance skills as well as social skills such as turn-taking and sharing.
Our Life skills room gives our pupils the opportunity to gain the skills of everyday tasks such as cooking and cleaning. With support, they cook meals, learn how to use the dishwasher, washing machine, iron, and other useful skills such as washing up and hoovering. Which helps them lead a more independent life.