The Thomas Outreach Programme (TOP)
What is TOP?
The Thomas Outreach Programme (TOP) is a flexible early intervention service for children in their early years with social communication difficulties or on the autistic spectrum.
Forest Park School have a full time TOP worker and a TOP teacher supervisor.
TOP can be offered to help the child learn and develop in all settings: in the home, pre-school and then transition to school (first term, Year R only). The exact pattern of the programme will depend on the child's individual needs: this may include:
For whom is TOP suitable?
Children who would benefit from TOP would be:
Children do not need:
What teaching interventions are used on TOP?
All teaching interventions used are tailored to match the individual needs of each child.
Teaching strategies are carefully negotiated with parents and pre-school so that they can be used to effectively support the child throughout the day in pre-school and at home.
This way the child gains consistency of support in all settings with all the people in their lives.
If you want to find out more about TOP or make a referral then please contact us.
You may also be interested to look at the HantsWeb page – The THOMAS approach.