RISE NI (Regional Integrated Support for Education in N.Ireland)
RISE NI is a regional early intervention service which supports children in pre-school educational and mainstream primary school settings by working closely with parents and education staff to help children develop the foundation skills for learning i.e. speech, language, communication, sensory-motor, visual perception, social, emotional and behaviour skills.
The SHSCT RISE NI team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, clinical psychologist, behaviour therapists, dietitian and therapy assistants.
Rise NI have made a series of resources available here during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We appreciate that this is challenging time for all our young people, parents and carers. We hope that this content will provide useful information to support you during this period of social distancing.
Resources for home schedule
Play ideas and resources for home
- Back to basics and Ready to Learn
- Ready to learn leaflet
- Create an obstacle course at home
- Guide for parents to help children read
- Language based games
- Pre-school play ideas
- P1 play ideas
- P2 play ideas
- P3 play ideas
- P4 play ideas
- Play Matters
Advice to help parents
Self-regulation ideas for children
‘To reduce underachievement and improve life chances of children and young people by enhancing their educational development and fostering their health, wellbeing and social inclusion through the integrated delivery of the support and services necessary to ensure that every child has the best start in life’ (Hain, 2006)
Who do we support?
RISE NI is an early intervention, transdisciplinary service which supports children in the mainstream school setting by working closely with parents and education staff to help children develop the foundation skills for learning which include: speech, language and communication, sensory-motor, visual perception, social, emotional and behaviour skills.
What do we do?
- Consultation / liaison with Education staff
- Training / information to Education staff, parents and carers
- Targeted whole class / group programmes
- Multidisciplinary assessment
- Short-term individual or group support
- Signposting and onward referral when appropriate
Accessing the service
RISE NI SHSCT accepts referrals from pre-school educational settings and mainstream primary schools in the Southern Trust area.