The Communication Team at Holly Grove consists of Susan Barber and Charlotte Boddy the Speech and Language Therapists, Julie Aspin (Communication Leader) and a Communication Champion in each class who has received training in the key areas of communication and who will liaise with the Speech and Language Therapist on a regular basis.
As a team we aim to support classes in meeting the communication needs of each child.
The school promotes a ‘total communication’ ethos, developing a consistent approach across the school, using pictures/symbols, objects of reference, Makaton signing and communication aids. Communication Champions work closely with the Speech and Language Therapists in identifying the needs of the children and setting and reviewing appropriate targets.
The Speech and Language Therapists attend Holly Grove once a week. They offer support and advice to children, staff and parents in all areas of Speech and Language development, including feeding.
If you want any advice, support or guidance regarding your child’s speech and language development please do not hesitate to contact school and speak to your class communication champion or contact St. Peter’s Centre for Susan or Charlotte on 01282 628360.