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About The Speech And Language Workshop

About the Speech and Language Workshop

 

What is the Speech and Language Workshop?

 

The Speech and Language Workshop is a yearlong educational provision for pupils in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One. It is offered to pupils who would benefit from an intensive provision, which is likely to resolve or lead to significant improvement in their speech and language difficulties. We are able to offer extremely personalised, targeted learning. Children thrive in our highly visual, engaging environment in groups of up to 10 children.

 

Learning Environment

 

As far as possible we conform to the schools class expectations guidelines. In addition we aim to provide inclusive strategies to support our children. These may include:

 

  • The use of visual prompts e.g. visual timetable and resources using the Writing with Symbols program
  • Gestures and signs including Makaton and Cued Articulation
  • Use of ICT resources e.g. Talking books, cameras and videos
  • A regular programme of rhymes and rhyming activities. Rhyme resources are regularly sent home

 

The Curriculum

 

Teaching and learning is based broadly on the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum respectively. The emphasis is on acquiring and practicing the necessary vocabulary and language skills to enable the pupils to access and participate as fully as possible in the curriculum offered in their own school. The curriculum is led by individual children’s needs. A thorough assessment of each child’s needs is used to devise individual targets.

 

We run three groups across the week. Within all three groups we develop pupils’ looking and listening skills and build their confidence to help them to access their mainstream curriculum.

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