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School and education setting

At SLT for Kids, we are able to provide speech and language therapy services directly to the school or education setting. We provide whole school consultation, assessment, treatment, groups, training and advice that is bespoke and tailored to each settings needs. We provide therapy and training on a universal, targeted and specific level dependent on the identified needs of the education setting.

The setting will be assigned a speech and language therapist that is able to dedicate part of their time solely to the setting and will be on hand for advice.

Settings that SLT for Kids can directly work in, include:

Early Years

Our speech and language therapists are able to provide services directly to the early years foundation stage. We are able to provide a screening tool to help aid the early identification of children who may have speech, language and communication needs.

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Primary school

We provide speech and language therapy services directly to primary schools, focusing on the universal, targeted and specific level of speech and language therapy. Your school will be allocated a speech and language therapist with time dedicated to your school.

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Secondary school

We provide speech and language therapy services directly to secondary schools, focusing on the universal, targeted and specific level of speech and language therapy. Your school will be allocated a speech and language therapist with time dedicated to your school.

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Post 16

Our speech and language therapists provide services to universities, colleges and sixth form centres. We can provide a focus on many different aspects of communication dependent on the students needs.

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Special needs school

We provide services directly to special needs schools. We can take a focus on communication friendly environments and specific treatments for children with more complex and specialist needs.

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Pupil referral units

Our speech and language therapists can support children in pupil referral units. We will be able to support children until they are ready to learn and provide a focus on social, emotional and mental health needs.

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Where do we offer our services to education settings?

We offer our speech and language therapy services to schools in the following North West areas.

Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire East, Halton, Knowsley, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, St Helens, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wigan and the Wirral.

If you are outside these locations, do not hesitate to contact us to find out if we can help you.

Our speech and language therapists are registered

Our dedicated team of speech and language therapists are fully registered with the relevant professional bodies (Health and Care Professions Council, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists) and have experience providing schools with an efficient and cost effective service.

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“Schools, including early years providers, and post-16 settings can be commissioners in their own right. Schools have a notional SEN budget and many schools will commission services (such as speech and language therapy, pastoral care and counselling services) to support pupils.”

SEND Code of Practise, 2015

How can our services be funded?

Our dedicated speech and language therapy services can be funded by each educational setting in a number of ways. We are able to demonstrate the impact our services have on each child, ensuring we are constantly working towards improving the school's needs by providing an efficient and cost effective service.

Schools fund our services from the following budgets:

Element 1, 2 & 3 funding

Element 1 funding is provided to meet the needs of all students within the school. This is based on the number of pupils that attend the school and can fund training and other whole school approaches. Element 2 funding is based on the predicted number of children in the education setting with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This is called the national SEND budget and can be sued for more targeted interventions and training that can benefit children with specific needs. Element 3 funding is provided to cover the intervention and support needed for children with education, health and care (EHC) plans. Our speech and language therapists can be funded to work within your school by each funding element depending on the needs of each setting.

Pupil premium

Pupil premium is additional funding that education settings receive based on the number of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities. The funding can be used to raise their attainment and to close the educational gap between them and their peers. Our speech and language therapy services can be funded by pupil premium.

Looked after status

The term ‘looked after’ refers to a child that is under supervision by a local authority under court order or through an arrangement made with the child’s parents. Schools receive funding based on the number of looked after children in attendance in order to help them achieve to their highest ability. Our speech and language therapists can be funded by looked after status funding.

Why commission our service?

There are many benefits to commissioning our services from SLT for Kids. These include:

Instant access

Each school and education setting will be assigned a dedicated speech and language therapists. We have no waiting lists and our therapists are accessible when needed. By providing guaranteed and immediate access to a member of our speech therapy team we are able to ensure that each school is receiving a consistent and effective service. We are able to provide each child consistent support with their communication and understand the importance of effective communication.

Improve speech, language and communication

We are able to improve the speech, language and communication of any children that need our help. Not only this, we are able to improve the speech, language and communication on a whole school level based on the needs of each school setting. We are able to help each child achieve the best of their ability and support them in becoming confident individuals in the future.

Multidisciplinary approach

Our speech and language therapists have access to a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including psychologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. This allows us to provide the best care possible to each child and to each setting that we work in. We will be able to provide advice and training from a holistic point of view as we have in depth knowledge of other professionals roles.

Cost effective

We provide a bespoke service that is tailored to each setting that we work in based on the needs and strengths of the school. We are able to support the school in any speech, language and communication needs and we work on an immediate access basis. As you will be provided with a dedicated speech and language therapist, they will be able to commit part of their time to your school, getting to know the needs and strengths of the school in an in depth way. Ultimately, providing you with the best possible service.

Evidence-based

Everything we do is evidence based. Our therapists pride themselves in keeping up with the latest evidence based practice in order to provide you with the best service possible. We can work with children who have a range of needs in order to promote positive change.

Help each child achieve the best of their ability

Our main aim at SLT for Kids is to help each child achieve to the best of their ability no matter what their needs. We help each child achieve their aims.

Our speech and language therapists, are empathetic and enthusiastic, they have depths of experience and knowledge in working with children with a range of speech, language and communication needs in the education setting. All schools and education settings have the right to seek out specialist help when required and we are able to provide a service that will provide the setting and its students many benefits.

If you would like to know more about the education settings we work in, please email us at office@sltforkids.co.uk or call 0330 088 2298.

Have questions?

If you have any questions about the services that we provide or the difficulties that we are able to help, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Next steps - Arrange a free initial discussion

We provide free initial discussions to education settings as part of our service. We will be able to discuss the specific services we will be able to provide to support each education settings needs. This will enable us to provide an accurate quote for our speech and language therapy service.

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