Coleg Elidyr provides therapies and professional support to learners according to identified need. Currently these encompass Speech and Language Therapy, input from a consultant psychologist and Bowen Therapy, although art therapy and eurythmy may also be available.
The college accesses the services of the Carmarthen Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT) in providing support for behavioural, psychological and communication difficulties. Our Total Communication Coordinator works together with both CLDT and our Speech and Language Therapist to provide ongoing input and support for learners. Improving the communication abilities of learners is a high priority and, to this end, the majority of staff (and many learners) have completed courses in signing. Symbols and signs are commonly used to augment communication.
A consultant psychologist provides assessment and support for learners, and also works with staff in providing strategies and behaviour management planning. The college utilises a low arousal approach to dealing with behavioural difficulties wherever possible.