Experienced West Midlands based speech & language therapy

Experienced speech & language therapists,
based at the heart of the midlands

A team of experienced therapists to meet your needs

FIND OUT MORE

Services to meet the needs of your individual setting

FIND OUT MORE

"First Class Provision"

FIND OUT MORE

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant

FIND OUT MORE

Welcome to Soundswell - bespoke Speech & Language Therapy services for children and young people

Soundswell provide services that are tailor-made for your client group.

                           We have NO exclusion criteria.

We will help you to

  • Identify SLCN in the SEN population and across the whole school
  • Target those with the greatest need 
  • Achieve measurable, sustainable goals
  • Raise standards in speech and  language
  • Skill up the workforce to improve the communication environment for all children
  • Our service includes:
    • Assessment, Advice and Support for staff working with SEN/SLCN children
    • Written feedback, reports, targets, programmes, contributions to ITPs and EHCPs
    • Intervention with identified children in 1:1 & group settings
    • Liaison with any/ all others involved in supporting children 
    • Delivering a range of training for different staff groups

    And we offer Occupational Therapy Services too!  Contact us for more information


FIND OUT MORE today

 

Invite us to design a package to suit your budget and the needs of your setting.

Examples of what we can do:
• an agreed number of visits over one/two/three term/s
• sessions delivered at intervals  to suit you 
• booster blocks for scoping need & management planning to identify the service which would suit your setting best

Each package has agreed aims and outcomes & is regularly reviewed

Our contracting arrangements are robust and unambiguous and will not commit you beyond your current financial planning

Soundswell customers receive an individual Annual Report summarising activity and impact

                         NEW

Early Years Package - you can take ownership of raising levels of attainment by......

  • Screening
  • Baseline data
  • Early Identification
  • Intervention strategies
  • Data comparison

....supported by Soundswell Speech and Language Therapists

                                   CLICK HERE

 

 


FIND OUT MORE today

Working in Children’s Centres – Universal services for prevention and early intervention

Soundswell’s therapist will:

  • Provide training and/or workshops for parents and centre staff
  • Work as part of general parenting programs, providing information and advice about speech, language and communication development
  • Inform and empower parents and people working with children and young people

At this level the therapist will be working preventatively, being involved with as many groups as possible to reduce the impact of speech and language problems

 

 

 

 


FIND OUT MORE today

 

SLCN impacts on educational, social & behavioural outcomes, compromising future life-chances.  

Models of working in secondary settings vary. Soundswell interventions and approaches can raise attainment across the board.  Here is a flavour of what we are currently doing.

Via training sessions, large or small, informal or more formal, in class/year groups or as empirical learning – i.e. therapist working with student/s with TAs as observers: Soundswell speech and language therapists can help with any/all of the following:

  1. Individual assessment, intervention & support for students with the most significant difficulties, at crucial points on their educational journey
  1. Systematic pre-tutoring of ‘question’ vocabulary from year 7 (here are a very few examples: not at all easy to define ‘name/label, describe, explain, hypothesize, reason, predict’
  2. Concept development (i.e. vocabulary) – which shows us how we should teach them (being able to name or label is the last stage in the process!). 
  3. Demonstrating how adult language impacts on teaching and learning (too much? too fast? too long?)
  4. Making the most of non-verbal prompts and cues
  5. Memory skills
  6. Being confident that you know how much language your students really understand?
  7. Reducing the impact of poor literacy skills
  8. The language students need to be successful at maths (yes, really!)
  1. Oracy: developing students as optimum communicators, helping them understand the importance of speaker/listener roles for a range of functions (such as social skills & interviews)
  2. Contributing to quality transition support, both for year 7s and leavers

FIND OUT MORE today

 

Early help is crucial.    Nurseries and Early Years settings are ideally placed to narrow the gap between the most disadvantaged children and their peers.

Models of working in Nurseries vary according to need and to what you, our EY colleagues, see as your priorities.  Here is a flavour of what we are currently doing.

Via training sessions, large or small, informal or more formal, in class groups or with the therapist working directly alongside staff showing how to support particular children, Soundswell speech and language therapists can help with any/all of the following:

  • making you self sufficient in universal screening and interventions
  • providing strategies to support children with SLCN difficulties or those who are at risk of falling behind
  • Demonstrating how to work with children whose attention and listening skills are behind (and getting in the way of learning)
  • Individual assessment, intervention & support for children  with the most significant difficulties
  • Demonstrating how the language you use impacts on teaching and learning
  • Making the most of non-verbal prompts and cues
  • Boosting vocabulary
  • Understanding the importance of memory skills
  • Contributing to the identification and management of children with more generalised SEN
  • Running Parent workshops
  • Transition management for any child with a need

FIND OUT MORE today

In many schools budget constraints have seen a significant reduction in the TA workforce.  The luxury of continuous and sustained support for speech and language (SLT) programmes is largely a thing of the past.  Whilst lamentable, this is now a fact of life and in order to maximise the service we provide we would emphasize two important points:

  • Staff training and ownership, to implement prevention strategies at Universal level becomes more and more important if valuable (and increasingly scarce) TA time is to be used to best effect
  • Specialist tier 3 speech and language therapy is increasingly in demand as those children with significant and persistent (particularly speech) difficulties (which will not get better without professional input) cannot access the help they need


FIND OUT MORE today



Why Use Soundswell ?

Here a teaching assistant  talks about how Soundswell supports SLCN in school using the  Wellcomm toolkit for universal screening and intervention 

 



FIND OUT MORE today


Sunday 17 February 2019

Access to quality training – is now more important than ever


Training is a frequently-used intervention for speech and language therapy services – and Soundswell is no exception. It’s an attractive option due to its wide reach and potential cost-effectivene...



READ THIS ARTICLEREAD ALL NEWS