At Gosden House, the provision of Therapies to support our children’s development is at the heart of our practice. Over the years we have developed close working relationships with all the therapists attached to the school and staff are experienced and expert in working alongside Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapists to assess needs, devise programmes and deliver them in an integrated manner into the daily provision for individual children. Where we have felt that we could further enhance provision at any time we have additionally funded therapy provision through employment of therapists, training of staff and also the employment of staff members to support this valuable area of our provision for children.
A message from our Speech and Language Therapy Team
The team is made up of Speech & Language Therapists: Rowena Sims, Zippy Harrison, and Ruth Binns and Speech & Language Therapy Assistant: Jenny Glaister.
Below is some important information about how the service works at Gosden House and what you can expect:
Universal Support – At Gosden House your child’s speech, language and communication support is embedded into the curriculum and throughout the learning day to support all our students. For many children, this level of input is the right level for their particular age and development. A range of strategies are in place across school to further develop speech, language and communication needs. The Speech and Language Therapy team provide training to school staff as required and suggested by Senior Leadership. We also meet with each class teacher once a term to discuss any concerns and make suggestions of ways to support the children more effectively. We work in the classroom as much as possible in order to ensure that we can support pupils with accessing the curriculum and modelling strategies to teachers and staff to use on an ongoing basis.
We can find that on joining the school and as they progress, pupils’ previous EHCP recommendations are no longer appropriate. Therefore, we may look to make changes in order to provide your child with the best communication support whilst they are at Gosden House. We will always discuss this with you and school staff before making any changes.
Class Groups - Each class will receive two blocks of class group sessions across the academic year. These will be a block of six weekly sessions. During these groups, the children complete a range of activities targeted towards the needs of children within the class.
Individual Sessions - Depending on your child’s EHCP, they may attend some individual sessions with a member of the Speech and Language Therapy team.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns. We are also happy to provide ideas of ways that you can support your child’s communication skills to progress. If you would like this, please contact us using the above email address.
Rowena, Zippy, Ruth and Jenny.
Speech and Language Therapy Team
Example of therapies at Gosden
- SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY