With the OFSTED Framework putting an increased focus on literacy and communication skills, the John Bercow review and the arrival of EHCP’s (Education Health Care Plans)…Speech and Language Therapy has never been more important and relevant. Schools are increasingly commissioning their own speech and language service so impact can be made across the whole school. Our models cover universal, targeted and specialised levels.
Service to Education Provisions:
Love To Communicate have extensive experience and impact working within primary schools, secondary schools, academies and colleges. Therapists are available to work in provisions for full days, half days, an agreed block of time or one off visits. We currently work with over 20 schools/ academies and FE provisions, delivering a bespoke, high impact and outcome measured service.
Packages of care can include:
Individual assessment followed by written advice and activities for staff to help develop a child's communication skills.
Screening Initiativefor early identification -We have a robust and impact measures Reception Screener and an award winning Year 7 secondary screening initiative.
Deliver individual therapy and advise on carry on targets to staff and parents
Delivering intervention and assessment to children and young people with an EHCP.
Assessing and providing evidence for the EHCP process.
Carry out groups in school such as: attention and listening groups/ pre-literacy skill groups/ speech sound groups/ expressive and receptive language groups/ vocabulary groups/ pre-teaching groups/ narrative groups/ social communication groups.
Carrying out specific narrative and drama groups with children to enhance communication/ confidence and provide pre/ post teaching of classroom topic.
Carry out our bespoke 'Heads Up' intervention for year 9, 10 and 11 students to help them access the English Curriculum
Training staff to carry out groups - with follow up support visits from therapist.
Training whole staff groups on topics such as Speech and Language development/ language delay/disorders/ Autism/ language in the classroom, etc. (This can be in the form of INSETs/ Twilight sessions/ staff meetings/ etc)
Core Offer for schools developed and whole school trained.
We aim to work with schools and develop packages of intervention that suit them.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775563823 for further information.
Jodi and her team at Love to Communicate have been invaluable to our school. They have carried out informative assessments, provided excellent INSETs and worked with students using a variety of approaches. They integrate awareness of students needs across the school and work on pre and post teaching methods. They advise on differentiation and contribute valuable input to annual reviews and EHCP process. Our school have benefitted immensely from Speech and Language Therapists working as part of our team. We have increased knowledge across our team/ observed student progress and hope to continue to gain from this excellent service.
Kirstie Woodcock: Deputy Headteacher Woodcote High School