speech & language therapy
At Ashford Oaks, we have our own Speech and Language specialist, who works alongside the SEND team to ensure that your child’s communication needs are supported whilst in school. As a school, we promote a Total Communication approach across our classrooms. We encourage all children to use a method of communication that suits their level of need, including visual support, Makaton and AAC. We also work closely with our NHS link speech & language therapists Katherine Dean and Charlotte Best who offer advice and support based around The Balance System. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech, language or communication skills, please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
If we have discussed a specific concern with you about your child’s speech, language or communication, or you have raised a concern, we will decide together whether to discuss this with our link therapist. You will be kept informed of any plans to support your child.