Part of the therapy may involve making contact with your child’s school to share information regarding your child’s speech, language and communication needs. This will only be carried out once you have given your consent for contact with the school/nursery to take place.
How does it work?
We can make contact with your child’s teacher about their speech and language therapy needs. This discussion includes two aspects: One is to understand the teacher’s perspectives on your child’s speech, language and learning, the other is to share with them what we determine their condition to be and the type of therapy that we are providing as a result.
Why is it important for schools to know about your child’s speech and language needs?
It’s important for your child’s school to be aware of their speech and language needs for several reasons.
Firstly, effective communication is foundational to learning. When schools understand a child’s specific needs, they can tailor instruction and classroom interactions to ensure the child comprehends and participates fully.
Secondly, being informed allows educators to create an inclusive environment where every student feels valued and understood. This fosters a positive learning atmosphere and reduces potential feelings of frustration or isolation for the child.
Additionally, knowledge of speech and language needs can guide teachers in collaborating with speech therapists or other specialists, ensuring a cohesive approach to supporting the child’s development.
When schools are informed about a child’s speech and language needs, they are better equipped to provide an inclusive educational experience for your child’s development in their speech and language ability.
Will this affect the speech and language sessions with us?
Linking with your child’s school will have no direct impact on their speech and language therapy sessions with us. We offer this service to simply provide your child with a support network of parents and educators who better understand their educational and communication needs.
Working with your child’s school can help them make the best possible progress.
‘Kathryn provided an excellent speech, language and communication programme of assessment, therapy and group work, working with the younger children within the school and the nursery. It fostered self confidence and offered opportunities for the children to increase their speech, language and listening skills.‘Primary school principal
Speech Therapy Training
In addition to the services listed above, we also provide speech therapy training for parents, care-givers, educators and early years staff to better support children with their speech and language needs.
Get in contact with us to hear more about this training service.