Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy

What is speech and language therapy?

This service works with children and young people with a range of speech, language and/or communication needs, aiming to support them in developing relevant skills and strategies for effective communication at school and at home.

How does it work?

 Our experienced team of speech and language therapists adopt a whole-person approach to mental and physical health and wellbeing, enabling children to improve their speech, language and communication skills, and aiding their personal development and learning so that they can reach their potential.

Our speech and language therapists work in collaboration with families, schools and other professionals in the service, such as occupational therapists, educational psychologists, specialist teachers, social workers and counsellors, allowing for multi-professional working and support.

Speech & Language Therapy input can be provided in schools, at Norwood’s family centres, or appropriate locations in the community.

All our Speech and Language Therapists adhere to the professional guidance provided by the College of Speech and Language Therapists, are registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and are continuously supported in their professional development.

The practitioners liaise with teachers and families and provide expert support, feedback and reports that are useful as they are tailored to the needs of each child and take into consideration family and school realities.

Kim Miller, Inclusion Manager, Independent Jewish Day School, Barnet

What are the benefits?

By supporting children to develop their speech, language and/or communication skills, we help them to better access the curriculum and enable them to communicate more effectively, both at school and at home, thus boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem and setting them on a more positive future path.

What does Norwood offer?

  • Child-centred consultations, screenings and assessments, diagnostic therapy and ongoing therapy packages as well as personalised speech and language therapy programmes to address specific areas of difficulty, such as attention and listening, auditory processing, receptive and expressive vocabulary and language, social interaction and communication and speech sound difficulties.
  • Individual and group-therapy sessions.
  • Joint speech and language and occupational therapy support.
  • Support to families and schools to integrate strategies and approaches in children’s everyday lives.
  • Advice on school-wide strategies and planning to meet pupils’ needs.
  • Support with EHC (educational, health and care) plans, IEPs (individual education plans) and reports for annual reviews.
  • Training and support for teaching staff and families.
  • Outreach support and programmes.

Find out more

Norwood’s Speech and Language Therapy service can be commissioned on an ad hoc basis or as part of a flexible integrated package of support that would be tailored to your school’s needs and could include any of our other professional services.

For further information, please contact Dolyanna Mordohai on 020 8420 6918 or dolyanna.mordohai@norwood.org.uk

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For further information, please contact us on 020 8809 8809 or complete the form and we will reply to your enquiry.