Speech and Language

There are two Speech and Language Therapists that work here at Springfield House School. Helen Trott is here on Mondays 9am till 3pm and Tuesdays 9am till 2pm. Heather Lord works in school on a Thursday 9.30am till 12.30pm.

Speech and Language Therapy covers all sorts of communication needs, for example:

  • Clarity of speech
  • Good listening skills
  • Understanding spoken language well
  • Using spoken language well
  • Being fluent
  • Using good talking skills to make friends and get on with others
  • Communicating thoughts and feelings to others

If a child has difficulty with any of the above they can be referred to Speech and Language Therapy. They will be assessed and offered the right support to progress with these skills. This may be individual or group sessions with the Speech and Language Therapist, as well as special ways of working in class.

Communication skills are so important for life; for building relationships, for learning and for succeeding in work and leisure. The Speech and Language Therapist works jointly with teaching staff, care staff and families to ensure a consistent approach.

Please feel free to contact Helen Trott with any queries on 01564 772772 on Mondays or Tuesdays.