Speech Language and Social Communication and Interaction

My child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction.

This can include:

  • Understanding language
  • Using language
  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people
  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay
  • Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies.

What can Droylsden offer?

All students at Droylsden Academy can access:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.

Support for targeted groups of students may include:

  • Assessment and identification of language need and feedback to parents and staff
  • Small group sessions in the On Board Centre with SEMH specialist
  • In-class Teaching Assistant support in some lessons
  • Year 7 Transition Tutorial Group.

Targeted individual support may include:

  • 1:1 session with a speech and language therapist
  • 1:1 sessions with other specialist staff in the school, linked to other needs on ECHP (e.g. Nurture Group, High Flyer’s)
  • Individual teaching assistant support in some mainstream lessons
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly and including the Annual Review)
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Post 16 transition support.
Droylsden Academy
Manor Road, Droylsden,
Manchester M43 6QD
T: 0161 301 7600
F: 0161 301 7601
E: info@droylsdenacademy.com