Services

Acappella Speech and Language Therapy Service Commissioners:

  • Schools/ colleges
  • Local authorities
  • Private individuals

Services

Diagnostics – assessments/ reviews/ reports/ speech and language therapy programmes.

Indirect intervention – target setting, modelling and joint working with staff within/ outside of class. Support for staff to implement speech and language therapy programmes. Resource signposting and/or setting up.

Direct intervention – whole class/ small group/ one-to-one direct work. Joint assessments/ reviews with multi agency practitioners.

EHCP provision – speech and language therapy requirements as detailed in the student’s Educational Health Care Plan.

Formal/ Informal CPD training – department/ whole school or college based staff training relating to speech, language and communication.

Parents/ Carers engagement – liaison, support and/or training on one-to-one or group basis.

Project specific – e.g. setting up of a ‘Communication Friendly Environment’, use of ‘Grid Player’ communication app in class, facilitating increased communication and participation at Lunchtime Club.

Specific Intervention Activities: SIAs

The Speech and Language Therapist support the staff to implement SIAs via indirect intervention and training.

Examples of SIAs include:

  • Communication Friendly Environment
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Total Communication
  • Low tech and high tech AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
  • Visuals
  • Communication Profiles/ ‘All About Me’ books
  • Structuring social communication/ conversation
  • Enabling ‘Show and Tell’
  • ‘Language for Thinking’
  • Blanks Levels of Questioning
  • Facilitating self advocacy
  • Social Stories/ Comic Strip Conversation
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Lego Therapy
  • Communication for the workplace

“Together, we can enable children, young people and adults with learning disabilities to communicate and be heard”

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