Speech & Language

Speech & Language Therapy

Speech and Language therapists support people with physical speech, language and communication difficulties, such as stammering. However, they also support people with communication issues that are secondary to other conditions such as Autism. Autistic children often have difficulty communicating and interacting with others. They can experience difficulty making sense of what others say and using words and sentences to express themselves effectively. Understanding the non-verbal cues of communication, such as reading social cues and knowing when to speak and listen, can also be challenging for autistic children. At Breckenbrough, we have an external Speech and Language therapist, who visits the school weekly, and offers speech and language therapy as specified in the child’s Education, Health and Care Plan.  In addition, our therapist works alongside school staff and is able to offer support and advice for teaching in the classroom.