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Pupil Referral Units

Pupil Referral Units

SLT for Kids provide services directly to pupil referral units tailored to each student's specific needs. Pupil referral units have the freedom to seek out the specialist services that they require and SLT for Kids provide pupil referral units with a professional speech and language therapist who is able to dedicate their time solely to the needs of the students within the unit.

SLT for Kids provides pupil referral units with a consistently high quality speech and language therapy service. We are able to provide your pupil referral unit with:

  • Immediate access to a broad range of speech and language therapy services that are flexible, consistent and competitively priced.
  • A bespoke speech and language therapy that is tailored to each unit's individual needs and each student's individual needs within the unit.
  • A holistic and bespoke view of each student within the referral unit.
  • Therapy to accommodate different areas of need.
  • Immediate access to a speech therapist that is able to dedicate part of their time solely to the pupil referral unit.
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“All young people are entitled to an appropriate education that enables them to become confident individuals living fulfilling lives”

SEND Code of Practise, 2015

Do you need our help?

The following questions can provide you with some guidance on whether you might need our help:

  • I am having difficulty in identifying pupils with SLCN
  • I don’t know how to create a communication friendly environment
  • I don’t think I am communicating with the pupils effectively
  • I can’t distinguish between behaviour and communication
  • I think I need some training on communication disorders

What services do SLT for Kids provide in pupil referral units?

Our dedicated speech and language therapists are able to provide speech and language therapy services tailored to the identified needs of the students in the pupil referral unit. Our speech and language therapy services at SLT for Kids can be delivered on different levels to meet different requirements and needs.

At SLT for Kids we believe that behaviour is communication, we understand that pupils who are unable to express themselves or understand complex instructions may behave in ways that are not typical in order to communicate. Many children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties often have undiagnosed communication and interaction difficulties. It is predicted that between 40% and 54% of children with behaviour difficulties have a language impairment.

Speech and language therapy in pupil referral units will most likely focus on the identification and investigation into the reason for particular behaviours. Therapy will be bespoke and different for each pupil depending on their needs.

Our therapists will take time to understand each pupil. We are also able to aid diagnosis of unidentified coexisting developmental disorders e.g. social, emotional and mental health, ADHD, ASD, attachment disorder and conduct disorder.

We will be able to intervene with the pupils language and help them to develop higher level understanding and expression skills and most of all support them in their readiness to learn.

What benefits can a speech and language therapy service provide to pupil referral units?

Our speech and language therapy service at SLT for Kids can provide many benefits to the staff and students in pupil referral units. The pupil referral unit will be assigned a speech and language therapist with time that they can dedicate solely to the pupils within the unit and their needs. They will be available to offer training, advice and therapy on any level needed. This can not only help improve individual students language and communication but can help support staff in identifying underlying language and communication needs.

Our speech and language therapy service can focus on identification and raising awareness of different unidentified speech, language and communication needs and how pupils may express these through different behaviours. We can also help support these needs and behaviours by training of the workforce. We are able to provide a focus on social, emotional and mental health health needs and how these may affect speech and language and offer training on the different ways children may express themselves in these situations. Not only will the school have a dedicated speech and language therapist, but alongside this there will be no waiting lists for therapy and advice.

What benefits can speech and language therapy delivered within pupil referral units bring to a pupil?

Our speech and language therapists at SLT for Kids are able to identify all children that may need support so that no child goes unidentified. Our speech and language therapists are fully trained in investigating underlying communication and interaction difficulties that may be causing specific challenging behaviours. All pupils in the unit can be supported by our speech and language therapists in terms of their speech, language and communication.

We can work on developing the skills of the pupils and developing their independence and readiness to learn. We will take time out with each pupil to get to know them individually and understand their social, emotional or mental health needs.

Training of the workforce within a pupil referral unit will allow any young people that are having difficulty in communicating to be understood and identified. Continuous support can be provided from staff with the help of a speech and language therapist, benefitting every young person.

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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How can I make a referral to SLT for kids?

If you are a member of staff within a pupil referral unit and you feel that the pupils would benefit from our speech and language therapy services, you can make a referral by using our referral form, emailing office@sltforkids.co.uk or calling 0330 088 2298.

If you are a parent and feel that your child would benefit from receiving speech and language therapy in their school environment this must be discussed with the SENCo, or you are able to make a personal referral to SLT for Kids using our contact details.

Free initial discussion

We offer a free initial discussion to all education settings. If you would like to book in a free initial discussion do not hesitate to contact us on office@sltforkids.co.uk or call 0330 088 2298. Alternatively, fill in the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Services for Schools and education

We provide services to schools and education. Your school will be provided with an enthusiastic speech and language therapist that is able to dedicate part of their time to improving speech, language and communication outcomes for the children throughout the school.

  • Universal approach
  • Therapy based on your needs
  • Better outcomes for children
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Speech Clinic

Our speech and language therapists provide a range of services for children with speech, language and communication needs.

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Voice Clinic

We provide specialist speech and language therapy services for children with voice support needs.

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Feeding Clinic

Our expert speech and language therapists provide a range of services for children with eating, drinking and swallowing support needs, alongside our professionals multidisciplinary team.

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