Speech and Language Therapy
What is speech and language therapy?
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults.
} Attention & listening
} Expression (body language, eye pointing, pointing, switch use, signing, AAC, speech)
} Interaction & social skills
} At Woodlands there is access to a dysphagia specialist to ensure students are supported to eat and drink safely if there are concerns around this
How do we work?
} We assess each student’s communication and set management plans to address specific targets
} We aim to work collaboratively with parents, teaching staff and other therapists to ensure a consistent approach to developing each student’s skills
} Progress is evaluated and targets updated on a regular basis
} Help students to fulfil their communicative potential
} Promote language and communication skills within the classroom and wider school
} Enable students to access the curriculum, learn and make progress.
} Support the development of students’ social interaction skills
Some common approaches
All our children are different so programmes are tailored to the individual, but here are some approaches that we use:
We have an open door policy so if you have any questions please get in touch any time
01372 377922 / 01372 361301