RISE NI

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 Western Trust RISE NI team consists of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, social emotional and behavioural practitioners, and support workers.

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 and liaison with education staff
  • Training to education staff, parents and carers
  • Targeted whole class and group programmes
  • Multidisciplinary assessment
  • Advice and modelling sessions
  • Short-term individual or group support
  • Signposting and onward referral when appropriate

Accessing the service

RISE NI in the Western Trust accepts referrals from

  • playgroups, for children age 3,
  • nursery schools, for children age 3
  • primary school, for children age Year 1 through Year 4.
  • Currently, the team also accepts referrals from Community Paediatricians, Health Visitors, and Educational Psychologists.
  • We encourage any other professionals to contact us to discuss options for accessing the service.

Referrers are encouraged to contact the team to discuss potential referals, training requests, queries, or programmes.

Additional Resources

RISE Video Referral Information
Service Directory Feedback

 

Contact Us:

Email: info.riseni@westerntrust.hscni.net

Northern Sector Office
(Co. Londonderry)
Lilac Villa
Gransha Park
Clooney Road
Londonderry
BT47 6TG
Tel: 028 718 65265/6
Mobile: 07903849696

Southern Sector Office
(Co. Tyrone and Co. Fermanagh)
Administration Centre
Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital
1 Donaghanie Road
Omagh
BT79 0NS
Tel: 028 82 835844
Mobile: 07841468960