School Services

Flexible. Collaborative. Bespoke. Cost-effective.

Connect Therapy Services Ireland is able to offer the full range of services that are currently available from the West London Speech and Language Therapy Service. Please contact Aoife to discuss further.

Education Settings

West London Speech and Language Therapy offers a range of services to mainstream primary, secondary schools, special schools and further education colleges. Please contact us to discuss the most appropriate level of service for you and your education setting.

    Who do we see?

    We see any child or young person who has been identified by the setting as having a potential speech, language and/or communication need. We provide specialist support to children and young people with EHCPs, carry out assessment for those who have applied for an EHCP and contribute to the annual review process.

      How frequently is the SLT at the setting?

      SLT services can be delivered in whole day or half day packages at a frequency that meets the needs of the school/college.

        How does the SLT work in education settings?

        • Works with children and young people to support specific speech/communication needs
        • Provides speech and language services within the classroom or allocated space
        • Combines communication goals with academic and/or social goals
        • Integrates speech and language activities with the curriculum
        • Focuses on the transition to adulthood when appropriate

        What types of activities are available?

        • Assessment of speech, language and communication skills (initial assessments, review assessments, statutory assessment)
        • Provision of therapy to children and young people with identified communication needs (individual and group)
        • Provision of targets, programmes and outcomes
        • Provision of resources for use in small group and/or whole class teaching
        • To serve as a resource for teachers, support staff and parents to support communication development
        • Support for the education setting to enhance the communication environment
        • Collaborative working with school staff and parents, NHS staff and other professionals
        • Input into EHC plans and annual reviews
        • Face to face liaison and telephone consultations with parents/carers
        • Remote services (i.e. assessment, therapy, training etc.)

        Training

        • We offer a range of training packages to parents/carers and professionals.
        • Tailor-made sessions can be delivered.

        Please contact us to discuss the specific requirements of your school.

        Mainstream primary school

        Secondary Schools

        Colleges

        Create your ideal package from the three tiers of support below. You set the budget, together we plan the package.

        Universal (Wave 1)

        • Parent/Carer workshops and coffee mornings
        • Playground games and activities to promote language development
        • Whole class work (Team teaching with Class Teacher)
        • Drop-In consultations with Speech and Language Therapist
        • Input into school newsletter and website

        Targeted (Wave 2)

        • Assessment of speech, language and communication skills
        • Therapy for children with identified communication needs (individual and group*)
        • Provision of targets and programmes
        • Provision of resources for use in small group and/or whole class teaching
        • Outcomes for identified children on a scheduled basis
        • Parent/Carer Liaison

        Groups focus on: Vocabulary, Narrative, Colourful Semantics, Lego Therapy, Phonological Awareness, Social Communication

        Specialist (Wave 3)

        • Assessment for EHCP
        • Therapy and Intervention for children requiring specialist levels of support e.g. as required on EHCP
        • Coaching/In-class support for children requiring specialist intervention

        Testimonials

        Having a speech therapist in school every week has really enhanced our inclusion team. We now have expert advice ‘on-tap’ and this not only supports the children but also parents and staff in their everyday work with the children. The therapist uses her time very efficiently and ensures that all of our high needs children have regular therapy sessions as well as thorough reviews and reports to support the SEN review process. The therapist also sees other children in school and models and observes staff delivering interventions to offer advice and suggest resources. As a SENDCo I can honestly say that having WLSLT as part of the inclusion team has lessened my load, increased my knowledge and expertise and is worth every penny that we pay!

        Jane Buck
        Green Dragon Primary School

        We have been fortunate enough to have WLSLT working in school with our children for the last 5 years. The therapist’s experience and expertise have been invaluable as she is both highly professional and approachable. Not only does she assess the children and produce appropriate interventions with relevant resources, she is always keen to train staff, in delivering the sessions and monitoring this regularly too. The therapist has provided whole school training as well as hosting a drop in coffee morning for parents and she has helped us establish varying interventions. She is passionate about enabling communication for all and sharing her knowledge and experience with children, staff and parents. On a personal level I have learned so much from WLSLT. We have been able to recommend them to many other schools over the years, all of which have bought into the service and have been very satisfied with the outstanding provision they have received.

        Carol Maguire
        St Mary’s Catholic Primary

        Commissioning services from West London Speech and Language Therapy was one of the best decisions I have ever made as a SENDCo. The resource is invaluable in helping our staff, parents and most of all, our pupils. The team at WLSLT work flexibly to meet the school’s needs and the impact the therapist has is spoken about very highly from all within our school community.

        Alix Normand
        St Peter’s CE Primary

        Thank you for this and for all your hard work, commitment and professionalism. It has been a pleasure to work with someone as conscientious and accommodating as you. Good luck for the future. I am sure you will be absolutely brilliant wherever you go because you are!

        SENCo
        London Borough of Ealing

        The West London Speech and Language Service have been an invaluable resource that we have invested in over the last year. The professionalism and expertise of  the therapists we have worked with have been outstanding and have played a crucial role in supporting our most vulnerable pupils in times of transition and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am so grateful for the support and honestly don’t know what I would have done without their support over the last year. THANK YOU TEAM!

        SENCo
        London Borough of Hounslow