The Therapy team is seen very much as an integral part of Pebble Brook School, supporting the vast range of needs of the students. The team comprises of one qualified Speech and Language Therapist two days a week, one full-time Speech and Language Therapy Co-Worker, one qualified Occupational Therapist working one day a week and one full-time Occupational Therapy Co-Worker.
Speech and Language Therapy
The purpose of speech and language therapy is to develop the speech, language and social communication skills of students.
This includes: supporting their understanding (comprehension) of language; developing their attention and listening skills; teaching students to use spoken and/or signed language; developing understanding of and use of vocabulary; developing use of grammar; developing speech skills; teaching alternative means of communication; supporting students who stammer or who have selective mutism; helping students to express opinions and make choices; and supporting their emotional and social skills development.
The SALT teamwork in a variety of ways determined by the needs of each individual student. This may include:
- Individual speech and language therapy, paired work or small group work outside the classroom
- Leading class groups to learn social, emotional and relationship skills
- Support of the teacher in classroom lessons to facilitate students’ access to the curriculum including preparation for accreditations