The Parkside Communication Team is made up of the following staff:
|Mrs Smith||Speech and Language (Therapist) – Communication Co-ordinator|
|Mrs Payne||Sign-a-long Co-ordinator|
|Mrs Woodworth||Open Door Communication Team Co-ordinator|
|Miss Chambers||Communication Support|
|Miss Barnes||NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service|
Although each member of the team has a specific area of responsibility the team work together to promote communication and interaction across the school.
There is a strong emphasis on ensuring that pupils are able to function to the best of their ability in everyday situations, ensuing that communication difficulties are not a barrier to learning or social experience.
In order to achieve this The Open Door Communication Team have adopted a ‘whole school approach’ to work closely with classroom staff. We provide in class support, training to staff, direct 1:1 and group sessions with specific pupils. The team provides pupils with communication activities centred around play, the senses and exploring the world, to highlight a child’s own interests, independence and spontaneous communication.