Speech and Language Support

At Shoreditch Park Primary School we strive to ensure that all of our pupils are able to communicate confidently and effectively. We recognise the vital role that Speech and Language Therapists play in supporting children who have difficulties with language and communication. We have three speech and language therapists who work in school on a weekly basis.

Amina Adam

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays

Focus: Launchpad for Language, EYFS, Years 1 to 3.

Melody Platford

Working days: Wednesdays

Focus: Year 4-6

Deirdre Staunton

Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays

Focus: ARP (2 days), mainstream (1 day)

Our speech and language therapists support pupils with a number of different needs, including:

  • specific language impairment
  • specific difficulties in producing sounds
  • stammering
  • social interaction difficulties
  • selective mutism
  • swallowing difficulties

Take a look at some of the SaLT interventions that are running this year. These are reviewed throughout the year, based on pupil needs.

SaLT Parent Workshops

The SaLT team plan to run the following workshops this year.

  • Zones of Emotional Regulation- Wednesday 22nd  September, 9-10.30am (led by Amelia Hutchon, Speech and Language Therapist)
  • Supporting my child with language difficulties - 19th January 2022, 9-10am (led by Melody Platford, Speech and Language Therapist)
  • SaLT drop in- support with routines and implementing SaLT recommendations at home- 2nd March, 9-10am  (led Rebecca Steele, Speech and Language Therapist)
  • Supporting your Year 6 child with their secondary transition – 8th June 9 -10.30am