Our speech and language therapists support the development of all aspects of our learners’ communication skills.

Communication Therapy aims to underpin learning, independence and quality of life. It respects everyone’s right to communicate their needs and choices.  Learners are encouraged to use a variety of means to express themselves and to develop their preferred modes of communication. We promote a Total Communication Environment.

Our team works creatively and flexibly to develop our learners:

  • Communication skills to help learners make choices, develop independence and become more confident
  • Capacity to communicate to the best of their ability, to have a voice and express their needs, opinions and feelings
  • Social skills for work and community settings
  • Understanding of more complex language – sarcasm, non-literal language etc.
  • Ability to use language to convey their needs