Improving student potential by working in partnership with schools to establish sustainable Speech Pathology practice within the educational setting.
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP
SMART Spot Speech Pathologists are committed to working in partnership with classroom teachers to develop the oral language competence of students and to facilitate the development of foundational literacy skills.
The ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate adequate speech, language and communication skills is a key foundation to learning and social skill development. Children’s communication abilities strongly predict their later reading skills, with a significantly increased chance of reading problems for children with poor language skills.
Our Speech Pathologists work closely with the classroom teachers to promote and develop key areas of children’s language and literacy development such as:
To develop these skills in a sustainable way for schools, our Speech Pathologists
Practice within the Response to Intervention framework. This framework integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximise student achievement. Practising within this framework allows our Speech Pathologists to contribute to the school community in a diverse variety of ways, with less focus on traditional service delivery models and an increased focus on collaboration, shared workplace learning and inclusion.
Speech Pathology services are tailored to suit each individual school and the different services offered can include: