Schools

'The ability to communicate is an essential life skill for all children and young people and it underpins a child’s social, emotional development. Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs or sensory difficulties include many of the most vulnerable children, those most in need of effective support to reach their potential' (Rt Hon John Bercow, A Review of Services of Children and Young People (0-19) with speech, language and communication needs” 2008)

These difficulties, particularly if unsupported, can lead to poor outcomes in childhood and later life e.g. lower educational attainment, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, lower economic and employment prospects, criminality.

Teachers need the confidence and skills to meet the needs of these children at all levels of Universal, Targeted and Specialist support.

Schools can access NHS quality assured training using NHS Speech & Language Therapist professionals and Sensory specialists through CETAHealth™   

For more specific information click on the links below or contact us directly to discuss your needs on 01926 400001 or email julian.gartside@swft.nhs.uk

Speech and Language

Occupational Therapy