Open Mornings are from 10.00am–11.30am on Wednesday 26 September 2018, Tuesday 13 November 2018 and Monday 21 January 2019.  This includes a tour by the students, a presentation by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and an opportunity to ask the SLT informal questions. Please email the school office to book your place admin@linksec.org.uk.

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy is school-based and made up of two part time and two full time therapists. They have degrees or post graduate diplomas in Speech and Language Therapy, belong to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Therapists are involved in assessment, diagnosis and management of speech, language and communication needs as well as eating and drinking difficulties.

How is Speech and Language Therapy delivered?

A speech and language therapist is assigned to each year group in order to support each class group in differentiating the curriculum and providing advice and strategies.

SLT intervention is delivered through one to one, paired or small group work depending on the areas identified by our initial assessments and the provision detailed in each pupil’s Statement of SEN or EHCP.

Students’ individual therapy programmes are devised and offered according identified areas of need. These programmes develop language and literacy across academic, social and functional contexts.  Our therapists are trained and experienced in delivering a range of recognised programmes as well as resources that have been developed by the team in school.’

The work of the therapists is integrated across the school day in order help pupils generalise their skills into ‘real life’ situations (e.g. lunch and break times, school trips, shopping, travel, sport, links with local schools and colleges etc).

A full assessment for all new pupils entering the school is carried out and they are reassessed each year as necessary.  These results are explained in the yearly SLT report which is prepared for the pupils’ Annual Review meeting. Therapy targets are reviewed half-termly.

Delivering training and work experience 

The team delivers parent workshops, staff training and seminars on a range of topics. They are also qualified trainers for ELKLAN and have successfully delivered the accredited Speech and Language Support for 11-16s 10 week course on several occasions. SLT students from local universities on clinical placements are supported by the SLT Practice Educator. The SLT team deliver part of the Access curriculum alongside therapy colleagues.

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent Survey 2018

 

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