Speech and Language
Speech and Language across the trust.
At Marish Academy Trust we have a team of highly skilled staff who deliver Speech and Language targets to children across the trust.
Each child who is on our caseload recieves an intensive programme of therapy specifically targeted to their needs.
Therapy is delivered through a combination of:
Direct one to one work
Paired or small group work
Implementing strategies within the classroom
We have introduced ‘Bucket Time’ across all of our KS1 and KS2 classes, running regular bucket time in small groups of selected children. ‘Bucket Time’ is an intervention model developed by a Speech and Language Therapist and is used widely throughout schools in England. This programme is devised to support children who display difficulties in their attention and listening skills, it aims at developing spontaneous and natural communication through the use of visual activities. This intervention is specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder but it also benefits children who struggle generally with social communications.
This activity helps the children:
To engage attention
To improve joint attention
To develop shared enjoyment in group activities
To increase attention in adult-led activities
To encourage spontaneous interaction in a natural group setting
To increase non-verbal and verbal communication through commenting
To build a wealth and depth of vocabulary
To have fun!