At Fairley House we have a highly adept and experienced in-house Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) provision which supports the teaching of the curriculum and is tailored for each child.
Teachers appear to be keenly aware of pupils’ needs and provide individual support within lessons while also challenging pupils to achieve their best. Pupils appreciate the fact that they are not taken out of whole lessons for specific support and feel that they do not lose out on what is happening in group lessons.
Tailored for Each Child
The therapy provided at school is tailored to meet the specific learning needs of each individual child and is delivered on an individual or small-group basis.
Integrated with the Curriculum
At a mainstream school, your child may receive special provision and/or special educational needs (SEN) support by being removed from the existing curriculum which results in missed schoolwork and can leave them feeling singled out by their learning differences. At Fairley House, therapy is integrated within their school experience and delivered as part of the normal curriculum. As part of our transdisciplinary approach therapists work collaboratively with subject teachers within their regular lesson planning.
Highly Specialised Team
Our therapy team consists of 10 speech and language therapists, 7 occupational therapists and highly specialised Literacy and Maths teachers. They are highly qualified and specialists in specific learning difficulties. They have or are in the process of attaining, the Level 5 Specialist Teaching Diploma, with some staff continuing to attain Level 7.
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) target specific differences related to the understanding and use of language. This can involve working on children’s ability to: follow instructions; understand concepts, formulate complex sentences; build vocabulary or retrieve words from their memory (word finding). Additionally, SLTs work on strategies to support short-term memory and building awareness of how sounds work within language. As well as aiding spelling and writing skills this can also help address speech, voice and social skills.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) work on foundation sensory, motor and perceptual skills to enable children to access curriculum learning. This involves working with children to help develop visual memory, body awareness and posture, greater attentiveness, improve handwriting and boosting motor planning and organisation.
London’s leading day school for children with specific learning differences
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