Speech and Language Support
Speech and Language Support at St Martin's CE Primary
Our school works to support speech, language and communication with support from our NHS link speech & language therapist, Alys Mathers, as well as specialist teachers. This approach is called The Balanced System. Your child may come into contact with Alys Mathers within their classroom or around school. The SENCo, Laura Ames, will have regular meetings with Alys Mathers to discuss our school’s provision. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech, language or communication skills, please speak to your child’s class teacher in the first instance. If we have discussed a specific concern with you about your child’s speech, language or communication, or you have raised a concern, we will decide together whether to discuss this with our link therapist. You will be kept informed of any plans to support your child.
Speech and Language Resources
The following links provide helpful information to enable you to support your child at home with their speech and language development.
For more information look at East Kent Children and Young People's Therapy social media pages where they regularly share tips and activities to support development across all three therapy areas:
Facebook: East Kent Children and Young People’s Therapy Service
X (Twitter): @ChildTherapyEK