Therapies :

Promoting an inclusive environment for all...

At SSSC we purchase two days of Speech and Language Therapy and one day of Occupational Therapy each week.  The therapists work in collaboration with the staff to provide the service that the individual pupils require both directly and indirectly.  Where appropriate therapists may complete a block of one to one sessions and/or small group sessions. The therapists may provide recommendations for class programmes and in-class support to promote an inclusive environment for all.  The therapists aim to enable our pupils to access the curriculum on offer at SSSC and be as independent as possible to complete daily life skills.

Occupational Therapy

Helen Cragg is our Occupational Therapist who is employed through Children’s Choice Therapy Services (

Helen is in school once a week on a Friday.

The Occupational Therapist may support your child in enabling them to access every day activities and school life by:

  • Promoting a suitable learning environment in respect of sensory processing.

  • Creating a sensory diet.

  • Developing fine motor skills, including handwriting skills.

  • Developing gross motor skills

  • Improving a pupil’s seating and posture

  • Developing daily life skill activities such as self-care.

  • Making recommendations for materials/tools to facilitate learning/daily living.

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Speech and Language Therapy

Emmy Birkin is our Speech and Language Therapist who is employed through SJ Therapy Services.  (


Emmy is in school twice a week on a Thursday and Friday.  

The speech and language therapist works with identified pupils who need support with their communication and interaction skills.   A pupil may receive an individual therapy plan, work in a small communication group with peers and/or have a programme provided by the therapist that is carried out by school staff within the classroom. 

The Speech and Language Therapist may support your child with:

  • Speech sounds

  • Attention and listening skills

  • Turn taking skills

  • Vocabulary skills

  • Receptive language skills

  • Expressive language

  • Visually supportive techniques

  • Alternative and Augmentative communication

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