Speech and Language Therapy
The Speech and Language Therapy team provide support as outlined in each child’s Education Health and Care Plan. This typically involves:
•Working closely with the classroom staff and school senior leadership team to create an optimum communication environment.
•Assessment of your child’s language and communication skills.
•Where indicated, assessment of eating, drinking and swallowing skills and provision of mealtime guidelines and skills development programmes.
•Setting targets linked to identified outcomes.
•Direct working with children in a whole class and/or small group and/or 1:1 setting (depending on your child’s individual needs) in collaboration with teaching staff. This enables the therapist to model strategies and activities which can then be repeated and embedded by school staff across the week.
•Liaising with teaching and support staff regarding your child’s needs and progress.
•Liaising with and working in collaboration with relevant professionals (especially occupational therapists and physiotherapists).
•Provision of training to communication partners in relevant strategies and approaches.
•Attendance at or provision of written information for relevant school based meetings e.g. annual review meetings.
Parents are invited to telephone the school office if they wish to make an appointment to discuss their child’s therapy.