Consultations for Professionals

Supporting children and young people with SEND can be challenging at times, especially when their needs are complex.  Speaking to a professional who can give some advice and guidance often can make this challenge less daunting. This section of the Local Offer website provides information on consultation available to professionals from support services working across the localities and districts in Birmingham, including how to book one of the consultations.

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Developing children’s independence in activities of daily living and hobbies.

Do you have children within your setting that have difficulties with Occupational Therapy needs around self-care, motor skills or sensory differences?

You can request a 30-minute MS Teams drop-in session per school term to meet with a SEND Locality/District OT.

We are able to provide support and advice, signpost you onto services and check if a child is under a community health service.

Please gain parental consent if you want to discuss specific children, then bring their date of birth (or NHS number) to the meeting.

We can also discuss your school’s universal and targeted support for SEND and identify any training needs or resources to support your provision.

Find out the Occupational Therapists supporting your Local Area here:

Area

Consortia’s

Therapist

Central

Sparkhill & Cole Heath A

Ellie Steer (OT)

East

Fays, Eastwards, Saltley Plus & Cole Heath B

Gordon Heath (OT)

North

Erdington, Perry Barr and Sutton Coldfield

Katie Green (OT)

North West

Ladywood, Aston/Nechells & Handsworth

Gordon Heath (OT)

South

Hall Green & Kings Norton

Sarah Gallagher (OT)

South West

Quinborne, Northfield & Senneleys

Sarah Gallagher (OT)

 

We are working on availability of your locality/district OT here and how to book an available session and hope to have that available shortly.

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Provide support to children with a range of speech, language and communication needs and swallowing needs.

Do you have children within your setting that have difficulties with speech, language and communication?

You can request a 30 minute MS Teams drop in session per school term to meet with a SEND Locality/District SALT

We are able to provide support and advice, signpost you onto services and check if a child is under a community health service.

Please gain parental consent if you want to discuss specific children, then bring their date of birth (or NHS number) to the meeting.

We can also discuss your school’s universal and targeted support for SEND and identify any training needs or resources to support your provision.

Find out the Speech and Language Therapists supporting your Local Area here:

Area

Consortia’s

Therapist

Central

Sparkhill & Cole Heath A

Samiah Mahmood/Suzi Blakemore (SALT)

East

Fays, Eastwards, Saltley Plus & Cole Heath B

Tamsin Ruane (SALT)

North

Erdington, Perry Barr and Sutton Coldfield

Leona Blake (SALT)

North West

Ladywood, Aston/Nechells & Handsworth

 Javairia Mahmood (SALT)

South

Hall Green & Kings Norton

Annie Loftus (SALT)

South West

Quinborne, Northfield & Senneleys

Vicky Caulfield (SALT)

 

We are working on availability of your locality/district OT here and how to book an available session and hope to have that available shortly.