Therapies for children in special schools
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The Special Schools Therapy team provides assessment and intervention for children in two special schools in Wandsworth. These are:
- Paddock Primary & Secondary Schools
- Greenmead School
Each school has input from Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy according to the needs of the children who attend that school. The trust employs qualified SLT, OT and PT staff as well as some unqualified assistant staff. In addition, there are in some schools assistants who are employed and/or funded by the school.
What we offer
We provide intervention for children as part of the team within the school. Children’s needs are reviewed regularly and at least at their annual review. Intervention focuses on supporting each child in their class and school, in order to maximise the learning potential and to maximise on the effectiveness of therapy input.
Therapists and teaching staff work closely together with children and their families to set goals, provide intervention and support and to review progress. Therapy goals are jointly set and incorporated into classroom activities.
For Paddock Schools, contact Elise Dowell, Clinical Team Leader, on Elise.Dowell@stgeorges.nhs.uk
For Greenmead School, contact Barbara Coward, Clinical Team Leader, on Barbara.Coward@stgeorges.nhs.uk
- Sophie Scott, Head of Children’s Therapies, email@example.com
In general, children are allocated places at schools following statutory assessment of their educational needs. Many children will already be known to therapy services within the borough and to other health and education professionals.