Little Heath School

Speech and Language Therapy 

Welcome to Speech and Language Therapy at Little Heath School!

We're thrilled to welcome you to our Speech and Language Therapy service at Little Heath School, where we're committed to providing tailored support for every child's needs. Communication skills are at the heart of what we do, and we believe in fostering an inclusive learning environment where every student can excel.

Integrated Learning Environment

At Little Heath School, we take a unique approach to speech and language therapy. Rather than keeping it separate, we weave therapy techniques seamlessly into everyday classroom activities. This means your child gets to practice and enhance their communication skills throughout the day, making learning both effective and enjoyable.

Our Techniques

We understand that every child is unique, which is why we offer a variety of therapy approaches to meet diverse needs:

  1. Aided Language Stimulation: Through visual aids like communication boards and symbols, we help students express themselves confidently in the classroom.
  2. Makaton: Using signs and symbols, we support students in navigating their learning environment with ease.
  3. AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication):Students with complex communication needs have access to various tools ranging from core boards to high tech AAC devices, ensuring active participation in class discussions and projects.
  4. Attention Autism: We use engaging activities to enhance attention, communication, and social interaction, creating a positive learning atmosphere.
  5. Intensive Interaction: We focus on improving the fundamental skills needed for communication, or pre-verbal social skills including eye contact, shared attention, cause and effect, turn taking, and imitating others. We need these skills before communication can develop. Through intensive interaction, we aim to improve students’ awareness, attention and response, engagement, participation, involvement and student-initiated interactions.
  6. Colourful Semantics: We incorporate this colour-coded systems to teach sentence structure and grammar, helping students to express themselves more clearly. This approach is integrated into lessons, ensuring that language development is woven into the fabric of our curriculum.
  7. Blank Levels: We support students to develop their understanding and response to different questions, starting from basic questions leading to more complex questions that require abstract answers.
  8. Zones of Regulation: By helping students develop emotional and self-regulation skills, we create a supportive environment for communication and social interactions.

At Little Heath School, we are dedicated to creating an environment where every student can thrive, communicate effectively, and reach their full potential. If you'd like to learn more about our approach to speech and language therapy or schedule a visit to see it in action, please don't hesitate to contact us on: