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Oliver's Story

Life before White House

At school Oliver presented as a selective mute. He could be heard speaking with friends in the playground and small groups in the classroom but found it incredibly difficult to speak to adults to communicate his wants and needs.

On the occasions when he did talk, his vocabulary appeared to be very limited. He also had poor concentration and focus and could be easily distracted in class.

Moving to White House

After a rocky start, Oliver moved classes and started to make progress. He had a positive year in Elm class and engaged with most lessons with or without support. He's now able to recognise and label more of the emotions he is feeling and doesn't get so angry. He's also made progress socially and now has more positive relationships with the staff and other children.

" I like this school a lot compared to my last school as I have some friends here."