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Children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are everybody’s responsibility. Therapists and teaching staff work collaboratively to support these needs. We follow a Total Communication Approach where signs, symbols, objects and sensory cues are used to create an inclusive communication and learning environment.

Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) is used to support children’s understanding, language and communication development.

Children with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties will be overseen by the Therapy Team Leader, Liz.

Speech and Language Therapists contribute to Annual Reviews by either attending a meeting or writing a progress report, following intervention or as specified in the EHCP.

Children with SLCN in Early Years may be known to Kent Community Health N H S Foundation Trust. Children transfer to the Milestone caseload in Reception if Milestone is the named school.

KM CAT service

Children who meet the NHS England Criteria can be referred to this specialist service for consideration of their AAC needs.

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