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Speech & Language Therapy 


Speech and Language Therapy at Ysgol Bryn Castell 

Rachel Chapman is the Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) based at Ysgol Bryn Castell on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Her role as an SLT is to work with students at YBC that require additional support with their speech, language and communication skills. This may include: 

• Speech sound work 

• Understanding of language (receptive language) 

• Using language to express themselves (expressive language) 

• Vocabulary 

• Social communication skills 

• Emotional understanding. 


Rachel may work with the children and young people: 

* Directly in: 

o one-to-one sessions 

o small group sessions 

o the classroom environment 


* Indirectly by: 

o Training the staff at YBC to enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting students with Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). 

o Working to develop and enhance the communication environment within school, to ensure all students can access school activities


Communication Commitment


At Ysgol Bryn Castell, we are committing to making Communication a priority as part of our school improvement.


We have signed up to be part of the ‘Communication Commitment’ project which is run by the charity ‘The Communication Trust’. We have set out aims to help make our school more communication-friendly. They are:


  1. To appoint Communication Champions in the leadership team & governing body
  2. To implement a classroom strategy across the school and reflect on it’s progress
  3. To implement ‘talking time’ in classrooms
  4. To identify and use guidance and checklists in our classrooms
  5. To include communication as a topic at parents evening and in transition meetings



Communication Comittment

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