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For Schools

What We Do

We take a holistic approach to intervention and tackle the areas that can be most challenging when supporting children with communication difficulties. Our diagram below outlines the areas we always consider when working in schools. Click on each area to find out more!

For answers to some commonly asked questions, have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our Approach

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Differentiation

We make the often difficult task of effective differentiation of the curriculum more manageable:

  • Advice on how to make class learning objectives accessible to those with SEN
  • Joint planning and integrated goal setting
  • Class-based approaches that work

Generalisation

We know that children who are not learning language in a typical way may need more support to generalise new skills:

  • Targets are integrated into the curriculum
  • Strategies are embedded into the classroom
  • 1:1 therapy programmes, groups and class based interventions link and complement each other

Environment based approaches

We have learnt that children progress fastest when their everyday environment is tailored to their needs:

  • Staff training to embed communication friendly strategies into the classroom
  • Support to adapt adult interaction styles
  • Building on what is already in place to increase opportunities for communication development across the school day
  • Implementation of visual supports

Links to Literacy

We work with teachers to make links between a child's oral language profile and their literacy skills:

  • Therapy targets are linked with reading and writing learning outcomes
  • Effective, colour coded visual systems to enable more structured writing
  • Vocabulary teaching strategies that will support at individualised, targeted and/or universal levels

Promoting Independence

We strongly believe in supporting students to be independent learners:

  • Strategies are selected to empower children to take charge of their communication needs and use strategies independently
  • Positive learner behaviours embedded into therapy targets e.g. identifying when they have and have not understood, asking for help

Get in Touch

Please feel free to contact us for an informal chat, or to arrange a meeting to find out more about how we can support your setting. Email us at info@interactionsspeechtherapy.co.uk.