Speech & Language Therapy
The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) working at Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre is part of the educational team and provides support to students with special needs in language, speech, fluency, literacy, and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). The overall aim of speech-language therapy is to help the school meet the educational and communicative needs of students.
The SLP has specialist knowledge related to:
- speech sound production
- phonological awareness
- understanding language
- using words and sentences to convey ideas
- how language is used as a tool to interact socially with others
The SLP works within the educational team to:
- identify students with special needs in communication
- determine the educational needs of these students
- develop appropriate educational programs for these students
The SLP provides one-on-one and group therapy in the areas of speech and language, such as social skills, to those students requiring targeted assistance in these areas.
Warnbro CHS Education Support Centre has partnered with an Occupational Therapist who specialises in children, teenagers and adolescents. Occupational therapy relates to the ‘occupations’ of a student – learning, social, communication, emotional, sensory, self-care and play. Difficulties in these areas can impact upon overall performance and participation, so interventions are provided in a fun, functional and meaningful way. The Occupational Therapist works collaboratively with teachers, educational assistants and students to further develop these skills and to prepare students for life outside of school.
The role of the Occupational Therapist at Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre
- Sensory regulation within the classroom and playground
- Emotional regulation
- Foundation learning skills (fine motor, gross motor, motor planning, visual processing, etc)
- Social skills and friendships
- Self-care skills