Sometimes we may seek support for a child from the Speech and Language Therapist (SLT for short).
The Speech and Language Therapist is a health professional who helps children with speech, language and/or communication difficulties.
Speech and Language Therapists work with parents/carers and others to assess if a child has speech and/or language difficulties, communication or eating and drinking difficulties. The therapist will consider the difficulties the child has and the impact these will have on his/her life.
If appropriate the therapist will decide how the child can be helped to reach their full communication potential.
They sometimes provide in-service training for teachers and other staff.
Our current Speech and Language Therapist is Emily Symington and she is in school every Thursday. Other specialist therapists may work with individual children, in or out of school, at different times.