Arden College provides an inclusive communication environment that supports learners with their individualised communication systems. This includes spoken words, signing, symbols and both high tech and low tech AAC systems. Learners have access to SLT services and some students have communication support programmes delivered by an experienced member of staff.
All learners are assessed by the speech and language therapist during their baseline assessment.
The therapy services offered include:
- In-house speech and language therapy
- In-house occupational therapy
- Links with local NHS teams
A range of documentation (for example, timetables, schedules, recipes, shopping lists and risk assessments) are produced to help support students’ learning and independence by increasing their understanding and the ability to process information. This helps to provide students with an accessible and structured learning experience.