Speech language therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Our Speech and Language Therapy team aims to support students to communicate what they want, to who they want, when they want, using whatever method they choose. Using a Total Communication approach, we support students to develop their communication skills so that individuals can express the things that are important to them. All methods of communication are respected and celebrated, whether this be spoken language or Alternative and Augmentative Communication methods (AAC).

Speech and Language Therapy may provide support in the following areas:

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
  • Gestalt Language development
  • Self-advocacy
  • Perspective taking
  • Understanding own neurodivergent communication styles and communication styles of others
  • Emotional literacy and regulation
  • Student voice
  • Expressive language
  • Receptive language
  • Developing communication skills within college, community and work placements
  • Supporting communication partners to understand communication strengths and needs

Students will receive assessment from SaLT and a bespoke therapy plan will be devised providing embedded, specialist or intensive support. The support each student receives is bespoke to their skills, needs and priorities. We work collaboratively with a range of professionals and communication partners.