Speech and Language Therapy
The Speech and Language team at Northease is dedicated to providing a family-focused and student-centred therapy service to support students’ speech, language and communication needs. Our aim is to fully prepare students for an independent adult life after Northease.
The role of the Speech and Language Therapists is to work not only directly with students to support them with specific skills, but to work closely with school staff to provide support and training in how speech, language and communication needs can be supported within the classroom. Therapy sessions are delivered in 1:1, group or classroom based sessions which support the generalisation and integration of skills into the classroom. The appropriate form of therapy is determined by the treating therapist and the provision outlined in the student’s Statement of Special Educational Needs or Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).
As part of the universal offer, an integrated (Occupational Therapy - OT and Speech and Language Therapy - SALT) ‘Therapy Passport’ is provided for each student and tailored to their individual needs. The Passport is an at glance guide to OT/ SALT strategies that facilitate the student’s well-being and learning and contain key information on therapeutic interventions.
A specific amount of resource is dedicated to the training of teaching staff on how to best implement strategies within the classroom to enhance access to the curriculum.
The Speech and Language Therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - an independent UK- wide regulatory body responsible for setting and maintaining standards of professional practice.