What we do
- 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
- 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.