Speech and Language

What we do

Speech and Language Therapists have an important role within the school environment.  Speech and language therapy support is mainly delivered through the classroom and through working with the specialist teaching staff at Fosse Way. This is because the classroom is where the majority of functional communication happens in school.

Your child/young person may receive support from a Speech and Language Therapist through a combination of methods:

  • Overseeing communication targets to be integrated into the child/young person’s daily school routine. We work jointly with the teaching staff to set functional and meaningful targets and give advice about how to reach those targets.
  • Working through teaching and support staff who have been provided with the necessary advice and training to implement individualised programmes.
  • Working with the child/young person individually, developing their specific needs using specialist techniques.
  • Working with the child/young person in small groups; this is especially important for developing social communication and interaction skills.
  • Working in the classroom.
  • Assessment of needs and progress to contribute to annual review of EHCP.

The therapy team is also available to liaise directly with parents/carers to offer advice for supporting pupils’ communication and interaction in the home environment.

Who we are

Kathryn Weston

Kathryn Weston

Speech and Language Therapist

(primary)

Vacancy

Vacancy

Speech and Language Therapist

(primary)

Kirsten Lander

Kirsten Lander

Speech and Language Therapist

(secondary & post-16)

All therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and are members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

All therapists have experience of working with paediatrics with specialist needs including learning disabilities, Autism, speech disorder, language disorder and social communication difficulties.