Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Therapy team at Willow Dene promote effective and functional communication for children through:

  • Universal Support
    • Offering training and advice on specific approaches
    • Supporting all staff to make Willow Dene a communication friendly environment
    • Maximising the communicative potential and opportunity for all students.
  • Targeted Support
    • Support with curriculum planning and differentiation
    • Support with communication targets setting for individual children
    • Support with group planning and communication groups
    • Providing advice, strategies and support to families.
  • Specialised and Specific Support
    • Offering some direct therapy sessions to help children learn and use specific skills
    • Offering multi-disciplinary assessment and strategies or advice for specific children

The Speech and Language Therapy team are on site to manage a caseload of children with complex feeding difficulties, providing timely assessment and creating care plans, which manage risk effectively.

The school has a service level agreement with the Speech and Language Therapy team, which provides time for the team to support the school development plan and priority areas of focus, provide governor training, and attend the therapy steering group and the school AAC clinic.

Please contact us if you are concerned about the safety of your child’s feeding or about a child in your class.

You can contact us via your child’s home-school contact book or on 020 8317 8596 to discuss your child’s communication skills or complex feeding difficulties