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Outreach Service Testimonial Student B

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Student A joined our Outreach service after 5 months out of mainstream school. He was suffering from extreme anxiety from attending mainstream school because of noisy classrooms and disruptive students. He found mainstream school overwhelming, due to travelling between classes and dealing with crowded corridors.

A had a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Mild Cerebral Palsy and had an Educational Health Care Plan. They suffered from extreme anxiety issues and while he tried very hard to cope with mainstream schooling, he found it very hard to cope day to day. A is a very bright student and his parents were keen for him to reach his full potential.

A's time with Exceptional Ideas Ltd experience began by being tutored at home by our Outreach mentors. He followed the KS3 curriculum in Maths, English and Science and Art. A also followed a tailor-made Therapeutic plan focussing on relationship building and managing his anxieties and fears. A thoroughly enjoyed getting to know his mentors through his therapeutic plan, being involved in activities geared towards his interests. He presented as a very bright student who was keen to learn and be challenged.

A place became available at our Primrose Hill School and A was ready to make the transition into the school. There was a period of time when A was supported by the Outreach service to ensure that he was comfortable within his new school setting and mentors. A coped really well in his new school setting and is enjoying this new challenge and his life at school.

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