Many of the children we support are in very dark places.
For Ellis, following the death of his dad, he would just shut down. He would hide in his bed or at school under his desk.
He needed someone to meet him where he was. When Gerry, his TLG Early Intervention coach, came into his school she literally sat under the desk with him.
They sat there together until he was ready to stand up. From there, they built a great relationship that helped Ellis process his emotions and cope better with the classroom environment.
“The days that Gerry came made school feel much happier. It really helped my behaviour because I had something to look forward to and I would get sent out less. She was there with me.”