Speech & Language Therapy

The College uses communication aids, Makaton, signs and symbols to support students.

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy is integrated into the curriculum and provided by our in-house Speech and Language Therapy Team consisting of Speech and Language Therapist and Senior Learning Support Assistant – Communication. Speech and Language Therapy is delivered through a mixture of one-to-one sessions, group sessions and support in Enterprise sessions.

The Speech and Language Therapy team work on:

  • Expressive communication skills
  • Receptive communication skills
  • Social communication skills
  • Alternative and augmentative communication e.g. iPads, Communication Books

The Speech and Language Therapy Team are also responsible for promoting a total communication environment throughout College and encourage the use of visual aids, including picture symbols and Makaton.

Having access to in-house Speech and Language Therapy helps students with communication difficulties to learn and participate in college life, communicate their needs, make choices, increase their independence and develop communication skills for the future.

The Speech and Language Therapist is involved in all students' pre-admission assessments, as well as observations of students as and when required, in order to gain additional information about their communication.