Education, Health and Care plan

How can we contribute?

A speech and language therapist will usually play a key role in contributing to a young person’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

What are special educational needs?

‘Special educational needs’ is a legal term which refers to an individual who has learning difficulties which make it difficult for them to learn and access their education. If a young person has special educational needs they may need help with areas of their speech and language and will often benefit from speech and language therapy input.

What is an Education, Health and Care plan?

An EHC plan is a formal document which provides information on how much support and what type of support an individual, up to the age of 25 years, may need in order to help them learn and access their education to their full potential.

The speech and language therapist will play a key role in helping to contribute to a young person’s EHC plan. The speech and language therapist will carry out a detailed assessment of the individual’s speech, language and communication abilities to help determine whether they will need any additional support in helping them to learn and access their education.

Following a detailed assessment, the speech and language therapist will provide a full report on the individual’s areas of difficulty in their speech, language and communication, how this will impact them in their educational environment and also any recommendations of support they will need.

Our speech and language therapists will work closely with other professionals when assessing if an individual has special educational needs. They will also work closely with other professionals when deciding on what support the young person will need to help them access their education to their full potential.

Our speech and language therapists can provide a specialised service for young people with special educational needs and also their parents, teachers and other professionals in helping them to achieve their best potential in the educational environment.

If you feel you may benefit from speech and language therapy or would like any more information on our services please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 088 5643.

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What are the next steps?

If you would like any more information on our training for other professionals or any of our other speech and language therapy services, or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists then please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Assessment and diagnosis Assessment of capacity Education, health and care plan Joint assessment Second opinions Skype assessment SMART assessment

All our therapists are members of Giving Voice.

Our therapists are members of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists.

All our therapists are registered with The Health and Care Professions Council.

All our therapists have DBS clearance

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