What we do

Assessments

  • The therapist will complete a combination of formal and informal-based assessments.
  • It includes detailed discussions & a case history with parents/teaching staff.
  • Observations of the child within their education setting (e.g. classroom, free play).
  • The therapist will complete a report outlining their observations & findings, including recommendations and next steps.
  • An initial assessment can take 1.5 – 3.0 hours depending on the complexity of the pupil’s SLCN.

Speech & Language Therapists provide advice and support with:

  • Attention & listening skills
  • Understanding of verbal language, concepts and questions
  • Auditory memory strategies
  • Vocabulary and grammar
  • Extending spoken language & oral narrative skills
  • Speech sound production and clarity of speech
  • Phonological awareness skills to support speech & reading
  • Social-communication and social-interaction skills
  • Alternative & augmentative communication (AAC) – e.g. key word signs, picture symbols
  • Self-confidence/self-esteem & communication for children who are quiet/reluctant speakers
  • Classroom strategies to support all children within a setting

Therapy

  • Direct therapy: 1:1, paired, small group interventions.
  • Individual programmes with specific targets and therapy resources.
  • Training and support for teaching staff/parents regarding specific strategies.

Specific Therapy Interventions Include: