Locality/District SEND Therapists

We are a team who provide advice and support within the locality/district areas around children and young people with Occupational Therapy needs around self-care, motor skills or sensory sensitivities and Speech, Language and Communications needs.

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SEND Locality/district therapy team

About us

We work with children and young people with Occupational Therapy needs around self-care, motor skills or sensory sensitivities and, or with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties. 

We can provide settings with support and advice to enable them to support children and young people with SEND. We can also signpost parents, schools and settings to services and resources and check if a child is under a Community Health Service.

There is an allocated therapist for each locality and district across the city.

How we can help

  • Support and join your child’s school or setting’s individual school multi-agency planning meeting.
  • Support schools and settings in identifying an appropriate universal and targeted support for SEND, enabling them to identify any training needs and to purchase appropriate resources to support their provision and build upon good practice.
  • Support schools and settings to put the required support in place, before a referral is made to the NHS Services
  • Offer professional development and training via consortia meetings, to build skills and confidence in supporting children and young people with occupational therapy, or speech, language and communication needs.
  • Support parents and carers via citywide Family Forums and webinars, offering advice and strategies to try at home

Forms of contact

  • Email 
  • Family forums
  • Individual school multi-agency planning meetings
  • SENCo advice meetings

How to access the service

Schools and settings can access the service by:

  • Booking an advice meeting
  • Liaise with your Pupil and School Support teacher

Parents and carers can access the service by: