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The Speech and Language Therapy Service at Little Heath School is made up of two on-site therapists who support the school over 4 working days. The therapists work collaboratively with staff to support speech, language and communication needs.

The Service aims and objectives are:

  • To identify, assess, advice, monitor and provide intervention where appropriate for children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
  • To enhance and maximise the children's communication potential.
  • To make appropriate onward referrals.
  • To develop parent\carer and other professionals' understanding about the development of speech, language and communication skills.
  • To liaise with relevant health, educational and social services and voluntary agencies to promote joint working initiatives to meet the diverse needs of children and their families within appropriate settings.
  • To work jointly with teachers and teaching staff to support and enhance children's communication development within the home and school environment.

SLT provision may include any of the following:

  • Group intervention and tailored programmes to be implemented by teaching staff.
  • Review and update of the student's communication programme.
  • Support for setting up communication groups.
  • Advising on maximising communication environments.
  • Training for school staff\parents.
  • Input of targets for Annual Reviews.