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Springwell School Speech Therapy Assistant

Hello,

Just a quick message to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I do in school.

 

My name is Cheryl DeCosemo. After working in Springwell School for 8 years as a Teaching Assistant, the opportunity for me to train as a Speech Therapy Assistant became available, and I haven't looked back since. That was 6 years ago now.

 

My role in school is to liaise with parents and carers, teachers, teaching assistants, NHS speech therapists and any other professionals who may be involved with the child.

 

I currently have many children on my case load. I see children on a 1-1 basis, group therapy and whole class sessions.

 

These sessions are structured around the assessments which the child's NHS therapist has carried out.

I try to make each session fun and engaging, no matter what my objectives are. This way the children are eager to join in and learn new strategies to help them with their communication and understanding, without realising.

 

At the moment my sessions include:

* two focused communication groups

* one peer communication group, which two classes participate in

* two sensory groups

* 1-1 therapy

* three ASD communication groups

* communication aid support around school

* Makaton signing support around school

* Lego therapy

* The Listening Programm

* staff training in Makaton, Eye Gaze, Communicate in Print

* make resources for school, as well as for in the home

and more to be added in September.

 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on the school number 01429 280600

I will always try my best to help.

 

 

One afternoon every week I get to spend the afternoon with the amazing pupils and staff in Caimen Class.

I plan a variety of different exciting activities for the children to take part in which enables them to build their skills in areas such as answering questions/asking questions, problem solving, taking turns, attending to an activity which was chosen by a peer, requesting objects, following instructions and much much more.

WE TALK MAKATON

We try to use Makaton signing as often as we possibly can, as it is a great form of communication.

We signed up to the 'sign of the week' programme which is supplied by the We Talk Makaton charity.

Each week the staff and children will be shown the sign of the week and we all try to use it as much as possible...

Monday 20th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'dragon'.

Monday 20th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'dragon'. 1

Makaton CarPark Karaoke - Wonderful World - Singing Hands

Makaton #WonderfulWorld We do a lot of travelling by car between classes and events - so to pass the time we have fun singing and signing along with our eclectic playlist!. After what seems like months of singing Christmas songs, we were back at work this week so whilst driving about we put together the signs for "Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

Monday 13th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'to run'.

Monday 13th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'to run'. 1

Monday 06th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'healthy'.

Monday 06th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'healthy'. 1

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS.

Each day there will be a different sign for us all to try and share.

Keep checking in.

Here is one of our favourite Christmas songs to sign along to. If you would like any more please don't hesitate to give school a call and request it. HAPPY SINGING AND SIGNING EVERYONE.

Here is one of our favourite Christmas songs to sign along to. If you would like any more please don't hesitate to give school a call and request it. HAPPY SINGING AND SIGNING EVERYONE. 1

Danielle, one of Springwell School's Family Support Workers has requested one of her favourite Christmas songs. Thank you Dani.

Danielle, one of Springwell School's Family Support Workers has requested one of her favourite Christmas songs. Thank you Dani. 1
Danielle, one of Springwell School's Family Support Workers has requested one of her favourite Christmas songs. Thank you Dani. 2
Danielle, one of Springwell School's Family Support Workers has requested one of her favourite Christmas songs. Thank you Dani. 3
Thursday 19th December 2019. Today SignOutLoud and Unique Kidz and Co sing and sign Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. To watch theis please visit www.wetalkmakaton.org
Wednesday 18th December 2019. Today Orchard Brae School sing Rocking around the Christmas Tree. To watch this, visit www.wetalkmakaton.org

Tuesday 17th December 2019. Today's sign is 'sleigh'.

Tuesday 17th December 2019. Today's sign is 'sleigh'. 1
Monday 16th December 2019. Today is DJ Jay singing and signing Rewrite the Stars. You can watch this by visiting www.wetalkmakaton.org

Sunday 15th December 2019. Today's sign is 'star'.

Sunday 15th December 2019. Today's sign is 'star'. 1

Saturday 14th December. Today's sign is 'elf'

Saturday 14th December. Today's sign is 'elf' 1
Thursday 12th December 2019. Today East SILC John Jamieson School & Technology College sing and sign Twelve Days of Christmas. To watch the video please go to www.wetalkmakaton.org

Wednesday 11th December 2019. Today's sign is 'Mince Pie'.

Wednesday 11th December 2019. Today's sign is 'Mince Pie'. 1
Tuesday 10th December 2019. Today The Castle School sing and sign 'Wonderful Christmas Time'. You can watch the performance by visiting wetalkmakaton.org
Monday 09th December 2019. Today The Rashid Centre and Jumeirah Primary School sing and sigh 'Here Comes Santa Claus'.

Sunday 08th December 2019. Todays sign is 'Merry Christmas'.

Sunday 08th December 2019. Todays sign is 'Merry Christmas'. 1

Saturday 07th December 2019. Todays sign is 'Christmas Tree'.

Saturday 07th December 2019. Todays sign is 'Christmas Tree'. 1
Friday 06th December 2019. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust sing and sign Silent Night. To watch this and join in, visit wetalkmakaton.org
Thursday 05th December 2019. Today's signing is also a song. The First Noel sang and signed by A Show Of Hands. To watch the video go to www.wetalkmakaton.org
Wednesday 04th December 2019. Today's signing is a song performed by Castle Hill School staff. It's called "Five Brown Reindeers Pulling Santa's Sleigh". If you would like to watch it, go to www.wetalkmakaton.org

Tuesday 03rd December 2019. Today's sign is... Jingle bells.

Tuesday 03rd December 2019. Today's sign is... Jingle bells. 1

Monday 02nd December 2019. Todays sign is...toys.

Monday 02nd December 2019. Todays sign is...toys. 1

Monday 25th November 2019. This weeks sign is...December

Monday 25th November 2019. This weeks sign is...December 1

Monday 18th November 2019. This weeks sign is...to wait.

Monday 18th November 2019. This weeks sign is...to wait. 1

Monday 11th November. This weeks sign is...soldier.

Monday 11th November. This weeks sign is...soldier. 1

Monday 04th November. This weeks sign is...Guy Fawkes.

Monday 04th November. This weeks sign is...Guy Fawkes. 1

Monday 28th October. This weeks sign is...November.

Monday 28th October. This weeks sign is...November. 1

Monday 21st October 2019. This weeks sign is...HEDGEHOG.

Monday 21st October 2019. This weeks sign is...HEDGEHOG. 1

Monday 14th October 2019. This weeks sign is...LEAF

Monday 14th October 2019. This weeks sign is...LEAF 1

Monday 7th October. This weeks sign is...LIGHTHOUSE

Monday 7th October. This weeks sign is...LIGHTHOUSE                                                                                                                                                                 1

2/10/19 - Communication Group: Caimans and Pandas.

4/9/19 - Communication Group with Caimans and Panda Class - Each week Caimans will be joined by Panda class to take part in games and activities to enhance our communication skills.

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