The Therapy team at Prior’s Court delivers therapy through the ‘Wave Model’ with different levels of input: Universal, Targeted, and Specialist. 

The Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) team follows the PBS Framework, a similar approach to the 'Wave Model' with Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.

Prior’s Court’s specialist teams include:

  • Speech and Language Therapists and Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  • Positive Behaviour Support Learning Specialists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Sensory Integration Therapists
  • Music Therapist
  • Nurses
  • Keeping Me Safe Learning Specialist
  • Healthiness Learning Specialist and Learning Facilitators

Find out more about our specialist facilities

The Wave Model and the PBS Framework

Universal Input / Tier 1:

Everyone at Prior’s Court is responsible for Universal and Tier 1 input. This is about consistently using and embedding strategies and skills within everything young people do. Our Therapy and Multi-Disciplinary Teams make recommendations and upskill staff to empower them to take responsibility for this level of input.

Targeted Input / Tier 2:

Therapy and Multi-Disciplinary Teams are responsible for monitoring Targeted and Tier 2 input, but it may be delivered by other staff 1:1 or in groups with the appropriate support. This is to support generalisation of strategies and skills by teaching in a range of environments and with different people.

Specialist Input / Tier 3:

Therapists and Multi-Disciplinary teams are responsible for implementing and monitoring Specialist and Tier 3 input. This may be to establish new skills or re-assess before making targeted and universal recommendations; or a functional assessment to understand a young person better and propose ways to improve support.