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Therapies & Interventions

At Culverhill School we have a team of specially trained staff who offer a variety of therapies and inventions for children who need extra support in these areas.
You can find out more information about the full range of interventions that we offer our young people by clicking the drop-down boxes below.

Thrive

Our leading Thrive practitioner at Culverhill is Katie McGregor, if you have any questions or would like to learn more around the Thrive approach you can find it out here: 

ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)

If there is anything you are struggling with, and you would like to talk to someone, lead for emotional health and well-being is Mrs Allen. 

Mrs Allen has a mentoring room (opposite class 2), if you would like to chat to Mrs Allen, your teacher will be able to help you find her.

Mrs Bisp and Mrs Williams also run ELSA sessions for children too, both in groups or 1:1 sessions. 

An ELSA is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in your Local education authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally. Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home. If you would like to refer your child for ELSA sessions please speak to your child's class teacher.

ELSAs can help with:

  • Loss and bereavement

  • Self-esteem

  • Social skills

  • Emotions 

  • Friendship issues

  • Relationships

  • Anger management

  • Behaviour

  • Anxiety

  • Bullying

  • Conflict

  • Relaxation techniques 

For more information on ELSA work head to https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/

Occupational Therapist

Our school Occupational Therapist is Rebecca Angel. 

Rebecca is based in the Physio therapist room and carries out a range of tasks to support the needs of our children. If you are concerned about a child being unable to access lessons or activities due to sensory issues please speak to your class teacher who will get in contact with Rebecca.

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Speech and Language Therapy at Culverhill School

Culverhill School has bought in Speech and Language Therapy from the NHS for 2 days a week. In addition 2 days is provided by the NHS Community Children’s Health Partnership Speech and Language Therapy core service.

Diane Webb is the Speech and Language Therapist for Culverhill School, working two days per week, usually Thursday & Friday.  

 
This is Diane Webb, Speech and Language Therapist.


Paula Saint is the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant Practitioner for Culverhill School, working two days per week, usually Tuesday and Thursday.

This is Paula Saint, Speech and Language Assistant Practitioner. 


 
The Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Team may support children in the following areas:
• Developing pupil’s language and communication skills.
• Developing pupil’s social communication skills.
• Developing pupil’s speech sound production.
• Developing pupil’s eating and drinking skills and assessing the safety of their swallow.


The SALT Team are able to assess individual pupil’s speech, language and communication skills when appropriate. Following this, a plan, including advice and recommendations is provided to help the pupil’s develop their areas of need.


Children may be seen in school for therapeutic SALT interventions, either individually or in groups. In addition, for some pupils, SALT interventions are delivered by school staff under direction and oversight from the Speech & Language Therapy Team.


The SALT team see pupil’s to provide SALT provisions as detailed in their EHCP’s. 


The SALT team work very closely with the teaching staff to ensure that:
• Explicit communication and interaction approaches are embedded in every lesson.
• Practical SALT activities are embedded in most lessons across the curriculum.


These are crucial aspects of our work at Culverhill because progress with communication and interaction skills requires daily inputs and these are most effective when delivered within the school curriculum.

Speech and Language Therapist Contact Details
Diane is contactable by phone or email Thursday & Friday:
diane.webb6@nhs.net
Telephone: 07423619807 

 

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