Speech, Language and Social Communication

Speech, Language and Social Communication

My child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction.

This can include:

  • Understanding language.
  • Using language.
  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people.
  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay.
  • Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies.

What can Barnhill Community High offer?

Support for targeted groups or individual support of students may include

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • Access to homework support club
  • Reading Intervention Programme.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Small group/individual sessions run by teaching assistants who have been trained by the Speech and Language Therapist.
  • Pre and post Module skills assessment and results in the form of a written report from the Speech Therapist.
  • Post module feedback to student, parents and staff.
  • In-class Teaching Assistant support in some lessons.
  • 1:1 session with a speech and language therapist.
  • Annual Review meeting for students with an EHCP or statement.
  • Exam access arrangements.
  • Transition support between Key Stages.
  • Post-16 transition support.