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Speech and Language Unit

The Speech and Language Unit (SLU) is 24  place specialist provision within Overfields Primary School. We provide specialised education for children with significant speech and language difficulties; now known as Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Children attend the Speech and Language Unit either part time, returning to their own school on an afternoon or full time depending on their level of need. Staff from the unit also provide Outreach support to pupils within their own school setting.

The Speech and Language Unit provides four places for foundation stage pupils (5 years and under) and ten places at both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

The children may have difficulty understanding and using language, making themselves understood, being able to access the right words they know and sequencing them in sentences. They may have difficulty identifying and or producing speech sounds. Children may experience difficulties in more than one area. 

We have produced a leaflet for parents which gives more details about the Speech and Language Unit; click below to view. Please note most tablet and phone browsers won’t display this type of document, if this is the case, please click the download button to view on your device.

Our Vision

We aim to provide an environment that:

Gives all pupils experiences of a wide range of challenging and ambitious learning experiences that also promote independence and a positive mindset.

Focuses on individualised learning matched to a child’s strengths and needs

Actively promotes the development of speech, language and communication skills within speech and language sessions and the classroom to remove barriers to learning and ensuring children reach their potential.

The children who receive support from the Speech and Language unit are dual registered and remain on the role of their mainstream school.  Each child’s progress is monitored carefully to ensure that they can be reintegrated back into full mainstream provision when suitable. These children will then continue to be supported by the Speech and Language Therapy Service. You can find more details about the service they provide as part of the NHS by clicking below:

Useful Links

There is a lot of really useful information available to pupils who have speech and language difficulties and their families. Click the images below to access these resources:

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