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Picture of Child on participating in rebound therapy with two therapists who are supporting them and one is using a PODD book to communicate with the child.

How we work...

The Craighalbert Centre was established as The Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments in 1991. We are a therapy centre and one of Scotland’s Grant Aided Special Schools funded directly by the Scottish Government to provide specialist and high quality integrated therapy and education for children and young people affected by cerebral palsy and similar neurological conditions. 

We believe that children with conditions that affect their motor functions require a focused and specialist environment within which their needs are addressed, their abilities can be developed and within which they can progress and flourish.

Young person mixing liquids in a bottle, being supported by Learning, Care and Therapy Practitioner.
Pupils in the school grounds on their trike, supported by Learning, therapy and Care Practitioners.

Our specially designed, well resourced Centre is run by experienced, highly trained and educated staff, which include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, teachers and early years practitioners. These staff work in an integrated, collaborative manner to enable children and young people to maximise their abilities, achieve their full potential and develop their maximum level of independence.

Our programmes address the needs of children with neurological conditions from birth to 19 years through a range of specialist and age-appropriate programmes. In so many other organisations, the focus is on what children are unable to do, however, our programmes focus on what each child can do and how each child’s specific abilities can be enhanced.

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