Navigation
Home Page

Speech and Language Therapy

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.
 
Communication:
} Attention & listening
} Understanding
} Expression (body language, eye pointing, pointing, switch use, signing, AAC, speech)
} Interaction & social skills
 
Swallowing:
} 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
 
Our aims
} 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:
 
} PECS                                   http://www.pecs.org.uk/
} Intensive Interaction         http://www.intensiveinteraction.co.uk/
} Makaton                             http://www.makaton.org/
} Talk Tools                           http://www.talktools.com/
} AAC                                    http://www.isaac-
 
We have an open door policy so if you have any questions please get in touch any time
01372 377922 / 01372 361301 

Top