Weddington Primary school has a specialist provision for pupils with speech and language disorders. The DSLP provides support for pupils across all key stages, if their spech and language disorder is considered to be the primary cause of their learning difficulty. All pupils attending the DSLP have gone through an allocation process.
How does it work?
Pupils are part of their group and are fully involved in all school activities.
Pupils are futher supported by a specialist teacher, specialist teaching assistant and Speech and Language Therapist who work closely with mainstream staff to address pupils' individual needs.
Specialist staff and Speech and Language Therapist regularly liaise to create specific learning experiences tailored to individual children's needs.
Support is offered within the whole class and within the Designated Speech and Language provision in a small group or individually, as required.
The nature of specialist support depends on the children's individual needs. The amount of support time varies, according to individual needs.
Specialist resources are available to support the children's access to the whole school curriculum.
Each pupil will have a programme tailored to his/her specific needs, known as an IEP (Individual Education Plan). Termly meetings are held when parents, children and staff review progress and agree new targets. A Home / School book provides daily links with parents / carers.
The Speech and Language Provision also supports the school in developing a Communication Friendly Environment. As part of that we promote the use of symbols, offering training in using ‘Communicate In Print’, a symbol supported computer program, liaising with school staff to produce and provide materials to support the curriculum.
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