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Co-Ordinated Therapy Services

Picture 1 Emma Simkins
Picture 2 Sarah-Jayne Pipe
Picture 3 Margaret Dee

Coordinated therapy services provide a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to working within school phase at The Edith Borthwick School.  The team consists of Sarah-Jayne, Emma and Samantha who are Speech and Language Therapists and Margaret who is the Occupational therapist (OT).


They provide an integrated model of service delivery which includes assessment and treatment for children and adolescents throughout School Phase who have a variety of communication needs. They work as a multidisciplinary team and develop close relationships with the Senior Leadership team, teaching and support staff which enables them to provide functional support throughout the school and within the classroom for the children they support.


There are a range of ways that the therapists work with the children to support their needs, including whole school, class based and specialist individualised interventions. The therapists aim to support pupils to develop their communication and engagement skills, which in turn enables them to access the curriculum.


The OT service is focussed on Sensory Integration. Sensory processing difficulties can impact on curriculum access, attention, learning, behaviour and participation in activities. Individual and group intervention is provided to support students with sensory processing difficulties engage in school activities. This involves working closely with the students, their teachers and their families.


The therapy team are developing their links with parents by being present at school phase parents evenings and presenting at school coffee mornings, and are available to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child’s communication needs.


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