Developmental Language Disorders
Churchill Gardens Primary Academy offers a specialist provision for children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). Our Resource Base (RB) has places for 28 children, aged between three and eleven years old. Children may be based in a specialist class and/or receive elements of their education in a mainstream class.
The RB offers:
- An opportunity for children with DLD, to learn and participate in the curriculum to their potential and to form meaningful relationships with their peers, to receive both the educational and Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) support they require in an integrated manner through collaboration between school staff and SaLTs.
- A communicative classroom environment that supports their understanding of others’ communications and their ability to communicate successfully themselves.
- A collaborative approach to meeting the academic and communicative needs of the children.
- Adults who have the additional knowledge and skills needed to understand the children’s communication difficulties, the implications of these difficulties on their learning and interactions with others, and to support their learning and communication development.
- Opportunities for specific interventions and intensive support as appropriate for both learning and communication.
- The opportunity for children to be meaningfully included in all areas of school life in the least restrictive setting necessary, that is for children to be included in mainstream activities and classrooms whenever appropriate but to also receive the type and level of support they need whenever appropriate.
Allocation of places in the RB is decided by the Local Authority. If you have a child with DLD and you feel they may be appropriate for a place in the RB, please contact the school office firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.