Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy sessions are planned carefully in order to address a child’s specific needs and sessions are both motivating and fun for both the children and adults involved.

Empowering others to carrying-over therapy activities on a daily basis is believed to be paramount in order to affect a significant change and to achieve targets. Activities are therefore modelled and repeated with the aim of the adult feeling confident to carry them over independently.

Therapy carried out at school may also involve close liaison with Class Teachers and Learning Support Assistants in order to provide a whole school approach to improving a child’s communication and to support access to the curriculum. Targets set are sent home and evaluated regularly and parents are kept informed about their child’s progress.

Some of the therapeutic interventions used:
   
TalkTools : a prescriptive oral motor exercises programme to develop speech clarity.

Hanen Parent Child Interaction to promote good communication in Early Years.

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to develop spontaneous functional communication.

Basic Makaton Sign to support the development of expressive language skills.


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