*The Makaton Charity
My name is Mrs Conner
and I am the very happy S.a.L.S.A., here at
Freemantle Community Academy.
S.a.L.S.A. stands for Speech and Language Support Assistant.
Here at Freemantle, I have the best job in the whole school!
I support the N.H.S. Speech Therapist that is attached to our school. I deliver the therapy that she prescribes for the pupils on her caseload.
I also support our school S.E.N.D.CO, by assessing the speech clarity, use and understanding of language abilities of our children. I contribute to E.H.C.P. applications and Annual Reviews.
I work together with the teachers to create a communication friendly classroom and provide different strategies for individual children, for example, setting up a workstation.
Of course, the most fun part of my job is in supporting the children! I work with pupils in small groups or one to one, in our dedicated speech and language space, The Haven. We have a wonderfully calm, therapeutic room enabling children to relax and access speech and language therapy through play based tasks.
Have a look through these page links below.
You might find some of the video sessions and ideas fun to share at home! You can find out more about how Speech, Language and Communication develop and how children with a speech or language difficulty are supported here at our lovely school .