For Schools

Independent Specialist Speech and Language Therapy support to children across Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and surrounding areas​
A bespoke therapy model tailored to the individual needs of your school and pupils

 Working with schools

Children with speech, language and/or communication needs (SLCN) may have difficulties with one or more of the following areas:

  • Understanding spoken language.
  • Forming sentences, developing vocabulary and/or word finding.
  • Processing and producing clear speech sounds.
  • Using and understanding all aspects of language appropriately in different social contexts. 

What we offer

  • Screening and/or detailed assessments using standardised assessments.
  • One to one therapy followed by discussion with school staff/parents.
  • Small group therapy (targeting speech, language, play and/or social interaction skills)
  • Whole class support
  • Contribution to MyPlan, MyPlan+ and EHCPs.
  • Training packages to suit individual schools and staff teams
  • Detailed therapy plans utilising evidence-based practice 

We can discuss the types of speech and language difficulties that your pupils are experiencing and will liaise with your SENCO to evaluate the current support systems that are in place for the children.  We will then work with you to develop a unique therapy model which is designed specifically around the needs of your pupils.

Once you start working with us, we will implement the agreed therapy model.  As part of this process, we will liaise with teachers and parents to ensure that therapy is smoothly integrated into the school timetable.

We currently work in a range of Mainstream and Independent settings.

We have strong links with Chartered Educational Psychologists, an Independent Education Consultant and a range of other professionals.

Children with weak early language skills at age five are four times more likely than their peers to have poor reading levels at age 11

ICAN 2017

Spoken language is key in all learning and plays an important part in raising attainment for all children and young people. Vocabulary is the most important factor in a child age five reaching expected levels in English and maths at age seven. It’s also a strong predictor of qualifications at school leaving age and beyond.

ICAN Impact Report
2017

For children with SLCN, making and maintaining friendships can be a real challenge.

Difficulty in clearly recounting events, thoughts and feelings can affect a child’s ability to cope with transitions such as moving from area and schools, including the transition from primary to secondary school

ICAN Impact Report, 2017

 Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss  how we may be able to work with you and your school in  developing your students communication.