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 

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
  • Support through Year 7 Transition 

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 
  • Individual teaching assistant support in some lessons
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students 
  • Exam access arrangements
  • Post 16 transition support