Special Schools

The Special School Speech and Language Therapy team can support the communication and / or swallowing needs of children and young people aged 4 -19 with learning difficulties within Warwickshire’s Generic Special Schools:

We also provide a service to Exhall Grange Specialist School.

If your child has a specialist nursery place within a special school, it also falls under the remit of the Special School Speech and Language Therapy team to support your child.

To ‘make a difference’…

We know that children need support from everybody they communicate with for the best progress and outcome. Therefore, we expect teachers and teaching assistants to carry out activities under our guidance. These may be activities that are part of the usual school day and so are disguised!

What we do

  • Our team of Speech and Language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants work directly from their designated schools.This allows enhanced opportunity to:
  • Work with your child and their teacher, teaching assistants, and other professionals who may visit school in relation to your child.
  • Invite you into school to meet with us, set aims together, and get your feedback
  • Deliver bespoke training to the schools and to you
  • Collaborate with senior members of the school in delivering the service
  • Become part of the school team
  • We contribute to EHCPs by submitting reports

We assess your child’s level of need for our support against our criteria. We take into account your child’s strengths and difficulties, the impact of the difficulties, and the readiness for support directly from us.

If your child is receiving a service from us, he/she will have a named Speech and Language Therapist.

We can offer help with

  • Interaction skills
  • Understanding and use of words (spoken, signed, pictures, symbols, photos)
  • Speech sounds
  • Safe swallowing of food and drink
  • Speaking fluently with a clear voice
  • Creating a ‘Communication Friendly Environment in school’

You can contact us at the particular special school or at the nearest base to your area, see Contact Us page - here you will also find useful website links.

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