" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] Overfields Speech and Language Unit provides extra support for children that have a diagnosis of developmental language disorder (DLD) and or severe speech disorder. Children and Young People receive a diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorder or severe speech disorder from a qualified Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT). There is a decision process through a termly panel meeting that allocates places based on need. However you do not need to have an EHC Plan to be allocated a place. The Speech and Language Unit offers 24 places across the primary age range with opportunities for pupils in the Unit to receive specialist speech and Language therapy and teaching as well as enjoy supported teaching and social interaction within the mainstream classes. We also have 10 Outreach places where children receive up to 1 hour sessions twice weekly for up to 3 terms in their own mainstream school. We have part –time (5 mornings) and full – time places (4 1/2 days) available. As the Unit is part of a mainstream school, there are excellent opportunities for inclusive provision for all of our children. All children are included in playtimes, lunchtimes, assemblies, PE and other Foundation subjects, special occasions and productions. All pupils within the Overfields Speech and Language Unit are fully involved in the life of the school. Speech and Language Therapy Speech and Language Therapists are based at the Unit throughout the week. The therapists are involved with assessment, therapy, monitoring children’s progress and setting targets. The class teachers and speech therapists plan and work collaboratively. What is being at a Speech and Language Unit like for Your Child?