Child In Speech Therapy

Services For School & Preschool Settings

Friendly,  Reliable and Professional

I have provided Speech and Language Therapy to many schools and preschools in the West Midlands area.  I can offer bespoke packages of assessments; therapy and groups depending on the needs of your setting.

I understand the tightening budgets of schools and as such offer a flexible approach to purchasing effective Speech & Language Therapy provision within a school’s financial constraints. 

I am DBS checked, trained in Safeguarding Child Protection procedures and receive regular clinical supervision and continued professional development. 

I strongly believe in an integrated therapy approach; working on Speech, Language and Communication in collaboration with teachers and learning support assistants. 

In the school environment I work with pupils who have a range of Special Educational Needs including:   

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders 

  • Down’s Syndrome 

  • Cerebral Palsy 

  • Selective Mutism 

  • Speech & Language delay/disorder 

  • Semantic Pragmatic Disorder 

  • Dysflyuency (stammering) 

On an average day I will liaise with the school SENCO and agree a caseload of children. The time will then be spent completing:

  • Screening and detailed assessments 

  • One to one therapy (observed by a Learning Support Assistant) 

  • Small group therapy (targeting speech; language; play and/or social interaction skills) 

  • Whole class support (integrating principles of a Communication Friendly Environment) 

  • Teaching team 'on the job' training and more formal training 

  • Attending annual reviews and coffee mornings to liaise with care givers 

Finally, effective Speech & Language Therapy requires parents to support their child's Speech and Language development at home, as such, I will also provide activities/advice for follow up work at home on request and/or arrange a joint session in school for parents.