Therapy at Bensham
Therapy is an essential part of our core offer at Bensham Manor School and is integrated throughout the school day.
Our therapists work with students individually, in small groups and within the classroom. Therapists jointly plan and deliver a number of lessons across the school week.
We place a very strong emphasis on social use of language (pragmatics) so that students develop their advocacy and negotiation skills as well as relationships. We deliver this through Social Communication Groups.
SPOT groups (Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy) are delivered to Year 7s and select classes, once a week.
Students have targeted and individualised therapy to support the development of skills.
Therapists set SMART targets and monitor and track student progress on a termly basis. Reports are sent home once per year. The therapy team is involved in reviewing students’ Education and Health Care Plans and delivering the provision outlined in Section F of pupils EHCPs.
Therapists also deliver training to staff, facilitate parent workshops and offer outreach training to other schools on a variety of topics.
|Tara Millan-Brophy||Head of Therapies, Speech and Language Therapist|
|Amy Pearce||Speech and Language Therapist|
|Leanne Dale||Speech and Language Therapy Assistant|
|Clare Vinson||Occupational Therapist|
|Tracey Weyman||Occupational Therapy Assistant|
|Frances Ogiemwense||School counsellor|
|Amy Clarke||Emotional Literacy Support Assistant|
|Ian Ford||Music Therapist|