The THRIVE Approach
What is THRIVE?
THRIVE supports children with their emotional health, well being and social skills, all of which are needed to enable learning to take place. Children cannot always put their needs into words, but the way children behave can tell us a lot about how they are feeling. For some children there may be an obvious reason why they need extra support. This might be due to bereavement, family break down or an identified medical need such as ADHD. For others, there may not be any obvious trigger as to why they are finding some aspects of school and/or home life difficult.
How does it work?
The THRIVE Approach draws on the latest research into brain science, child development theory and attachment theory. The THRIVE approach is based on growing evidence that the brain develops through personal and social interaction. The relationships that we have with significant adults is fundamental to who we grow up to be. Our brain is built through trillions of brain-cell connections made by sight, sound, smell, touch and movement. Positive experiences enhance brain connections, and sustained negative experiences can restrict them. Through simple, repeated activities over time, within a safe and caring environment, THRIVE aims to compensate for interruptions in emotional development, when they affect a child’s ability to enjoy life and learn.
Working with parents and class teachers, our THRIVE practitioner carries out assessments of identified children’s social, emotional and behavioural needs which help us to build an Action Plan of targeted strategies and activities to help children re-engage with learning and life.
Parents guide to The THRIVE Approach
If you would like further information on The THRIVE Approach, please go to: www.thethriveapproach.co.uk
Alternatively, you can speak to our schools THRIVE practitioner
Dr Robert Carter