Speech and Language Therapy with The Schools Programme
In conjunction with The Schools Programme, UP Speech and Language Therapists provide school-based communication support to vulnerable pupils presenting with communication problems increasing their likelihood of Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges.
UP offer half termly communication support packages to schools each academic year they register with the service. UP SaLTs work with school staff to identify high need classrooms and (at least) two identified classrooms each half-term will receive universal (whole class) to small scale targeted (group work) SaLT support.
A qualified UP SaLT (HCPC reg, MRCSLT) or a SaLT student on placement (under the supervision of the UP SaLT Lead) work directly with classroom staff to demonstrate and embed some or all of the following approaches:
Visuals to support the classroom e.g., visual timetables, communication boards, classroom signage, now/next boards A Makaton Core vocabulary for the classroom setting
Attention Bucket approach for the whole class or small groups
Vocabulary enrichment to benefit the whole class setting
Social Communication strategies for the classroom and/or small groups
Colourful Semantics to support in the classroom
A Zones of Regulation emotions ‘check in’ for classroom use
Pair or small group support with Speech Sounds