Supporting our students to become effective communicators is the primary focus of Speech and Language Therapy at Churchill School.
Our Speech and Language Therapists assess the speech, language and communication needs of all students on entry to the school. When a need is established, a child-centred planning approach is used to identify targets for therapy which are functional, meaningful and motivating for the individual. We believe that this approach increases the effectiveness of therapy and ensures that our students are kept central to their own development.
Our Speech and Language Therapists work alongside Parents, Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants ensuring a whole school approach exists which encourages an environment where speech and language can flourish. This means that our students can receive one-to-one therapy sessions, attend speech and language skills groups or simply be exposed to speech therapy support in and around the school.
Our Speech and Language Therapists also contribute to Annual Reviews and Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs) in collaboration with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) for students when this is required.
Rebecca Harries – Speech and Language Therapist Lucy Hunt – Speech and Language Therapy Apprentice