Working as an extension of the school team the speech and language therapist can be commissioned to work alongside teachers and teaching assistants to support children with speech and language difficulties.
We offer regular whole or half day sessions to schools on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. This can include:
- Identification and diagnosis of speech and language needs
- Assessment of individual pupils
- Individual therapy sessions
- Group therapy sessions
- Joint delivery of intervention groups with sencos/teachers/teaching assistants
- Joint writing of IEP targets
- Joint working to differentiate the curriculum for children with significant speech and language needs
- Specific topic vocabulary teaching
- Training for key members of staff working with a pupil
- Staff training tailored to meet needs of school
We can complete 'one-off' assessments for schools. This can involve:
- Screening groups of children to support identification of those at risk of on-going speech, language or literacy difficulties
- Detailed assessment of individual children
The therapist can then work alongside the senco/teacher to determine:
- The child's speaking and listening levels
- Appropriate differentiation of curriculum activities
- Appropriate intervention group planning
We can offer tailor made training packages to meet the specific needs of the school.
Appropriate topics will be determined through discussion with school staff.
We are able to offer Elklan training. Elklan training packages aim to help others to promote and support the communication skills of all children especially those with speech, language and communication needs. Elklan offers accredited courses for those working throughout pre-school, primary and secondary education. Accreditation is through Open College Network.
The speech and language therapist will deliver this training alongside a specialist teacher. Courses run over ten two hour sessions. More details can be found on the Elklan website