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Speech, language and Communication Needs

"My Child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction."

This can include:

  • Understanding language.
  • Using language.
  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people.
  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay.
  • Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies.
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)

 

What support can we offer?

All students at Wellacre can access:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation.
  • Use of technology and additional resources to support learning.
  • Access to homework support clubs.
  • Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) sessions during tutor time twice a week
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.
  • Visual/Personalised timetables

 

Targeted students can access:

  • Breakfast club.
  • Year 6 into 7 Vulnerable Transition programme
  • Referrals for assessment and identification of language need and feedback to parents and staff.
  • Individual Education Plan with allocated key worker
  • Access to an additional adult's support in some lessons .
  • Support through the Inclusion Centre as required.

*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.

 

Targeted Individual support can access:

  • Advice from a Speech and Language Therapist or 1:1 sessions .
  • 1:1 sessions with other specialist staff in the school, linked to other needs on EHCP and Individual Teaching Assistant support in some mainstream lessons.
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly and including the Annual Review)
  • Exam access arrangements.
  • Post 16 transition support.
  • Access to Learning Support Centre lunch time clubs
  • Termly review of progress to inform intervention.

*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.