Moon Hall, Reigate offers Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) for those children who would benefit from it. The therapy is tailored to meet the specific education and/or welfare needs of individual pupils. As therapists work within the school, they communicate regularly with pupils’ teachers and learning assistants. This on-going communication helps to ensure that pupils’ progress and needs are fully supported. Therapists share targets with teachers to ensure that the value of their specialist advice is maximised by strategies and aims being embedded into everyday classroom practice. Therapy targets feature on individual pupils’ ILPs to ensure a shared understanding and collaborative approach between therapist, teachers & assistants, parents and the pupil themselves. This therapy is offered on an individual basis and is charged separately.
Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT)
Some pupils may need individualised programmes of Speech and Language Therapy to develop specific skills and strategies in relation to every day language, language of the curriculum and communication.
SaLT can support:
- Receptive & expressive language skills
• Speech & phonological skills
• Social communication and pragmatic skills
SaLT at Moon Hall is provided by ClarkSLT, a small team of highly dedicated speech and language therapists, specialists in supporting children’s communication skills in the school environment. The therapists can assess individual student’s communication skills and advise on the right intervention package where one is needed.
Packages of support can involve individual and group work, liaison with staff regarding curriculum, language, literacy and social skills, regular discussions with parents, termly reports and input into EHC plans.
The school funds training sessions by the SLT team to develop teachers’ skills and also funds input by the SLTs into whole class lessons or with small groups of students.
The RADLD Campaign
ClarkSLT is led by SLT Becky Clark. Alongside academics in the field, Becky founded the RADLD campaign (formerly known as RALLI) to raise awareness of language learning impairments.
Many of our students at Moon Hall have taken part in videos for the campaign and you can see two of them here explaining ‘What’s tricky about reading?’:
Comments about SLT
‘Since working with Becky, we have seen a continued and marked improvement in our daughter’s learning and social skills. Not only has this improved her performance at school, it has also made her a happier child who is at ease in her surroundings and amongst friends. We are truly grateful to Becky for all of her hard work and the support which she has shown our daughter.’ Mr W, Parent
‘Speech and language helped me with my confidence & explaining things.
I find it enjoyable because I can talk about what I struggle with.’ Y6 Student