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.

COVID-19 update

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.

Click here for Regional RISE NI Resources

Resources for home schedule

COVID-19

Play ideas and resources for home

Advice to help parents 

Self-regulation ideas for children

Our Aim

‘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
  • Advice
  • 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.

Resources

RISE NI Regional Training Directory 2019-2020 ​


Locations where this service is delivered


Contacts

RISE NI SHSCT

Hill Building
St Luke’s Hospital
Loughgall Road
Armagh
BT61 7NQ

Call us028 37564293
Email usrise.ni@southerntrust.hscni.net