Speech & Language Therapy
NHS Speech and Language Therapists (SaLT) are commissioned by Education to work in special schools in Hertfordshire. Speech and Language Therapists work with our children to support their communication as well as support our staff in developing strategies to maintain practice and progress.
Our SaLT are Lisa Taylor and Richard Martin, based in The Collett School, providing us with 4 days of SaLT provision through the week. Please use the school's main number to contact the therapists. This is 01442 398988
Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. Although it uses many of the same signs as British Sign Language (BSL), it does not follow BSL's different syntax (word order) and so is more suited to children and people with learning disabilities.
To find out more about Makaton please click here.....Makaton
Elklan is a course that supports adults help pupils to develop their ability to understand, listen and talk. In doing so, the training supports:
•Understanding about why children have difficulty learning to talk
•Knowing how to help the pupil understand what is being said to her/him
•Interaction at an appropriate level
•Knowing how to help the child develop their communication
•Changing the way adults speak to pupils with SLCN so that s/he understands more of what is said.
•Supporting a speech therapy programme the pupil has been given to follow.
To find out more about Elklan please click here........Elklan
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Social Communication, Emotional Regulation, Transaction Support (SCERTS)