Like all Hampshire Special Schools, Norman Gate has access to support from Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs) from the Hampshire County Council Communication and Interaction Team, part of the Specialist Teacher Advisory Service (STAS).
We assess and offer support to children who may have difficulties with:
Speech sounds, understanding of language, using words and sentences, vocabulary, attention and listening, social communication skills
We work in lots of different ways:
At Norman Gate, we work closely with all class staff. Staff have ongoing training and support sessions on speech, language and communication so that all classes can focus on speech, language and communication activities within the classroom and across the curriculum. Additionally, we can see individuals and offer assessments, programmes or specific therapy and regularly run groups within classes or with specifically identified children.