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Speech and Language Therapy input during school closure:

Speech and Language HelpLine

Tuesday and Thursday

9am -5pm

07866 219 181

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child's speech , language or communication development and would like to speak to a speech and language therapist for general advice, please call us on the above!

 

West Lothian Educational Psychology telephone consultation service during school closure period.

For:  Parents/carers, school staff, young people and other agencies seeking support & advice to improve the wellbeing and educational outcomes for our children and young people at this difficult time.

When: Monday-Friday; 9.30am to 12.30pm

Contact: Call: 01506 283130 to leave a message with your details(name, number, school etc.) and one of our psychologists will call you back. Or, you can e-mail us at:ed.psych@westlothian.gov.uk

 

TAC PAC (for more information about what this is - see further down on this page)

During the school closures, Tac Pac are offereing SET 5 for free to parents.  Go to https://tacpac.co.uk/product/set-5, and at the checkout add the code 8Q7A3TXS

Once done, please go to www.facebook.com/TacpacLtd to watch our short help videos designed especially for parents.

 

Clowndoctors 

Our Clowndoctors have started to make pre-recorded, short, online clips to be enjoyed by anyone who needs some cheering up and can access the internet, all made with the young people we usually visit in mind. You can see the playlist here, and new clips will be uploaded weekly or twice weekly.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4_nM1ip5gteXR2d78KEbOkmaTSfdHq0M

 

Call Scotland - Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning

Complex Needs home learning resources:

https://www.callscotland.org.uk/blog/complex-needs-home-learning-resources/

 

We love Fischy Music at Beatlie and they will be streaming a live assembly every Monday at 11am. There will be lots of songs to enjoy. They also have a range of You Tube clips for you to listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

 

Fun Music and Stories:

 

GoNoodle - videos and games:

 

Jumpstart Johnny - Dancing

 

Messy Play Ideas:

 

Ideas for enjoying music together at home:

Links from the above document:

Apps 

 

Sensory Learning Activities:

https://inclusiveteach.com/2019/05/13/the-a-z-of-sensory-learning-activities/

 

 

 

Our pupils experience a wide range of approaches and activities on a daily basis. Please read below to find out more about some of these approaches/activities.

Tac Pac 

Our pupils are given the opportunity to experience Tac Pac throughout the school week. For some pupils this can be as often as daily. This is a sensory communication resource using touch and music to help communication and social skills. 

 

Intensive Interaction

This is an approach to support development of early interaction abilities. It focuses on supporting pupils to enjoy being with other people, react, interact and practice communication routines. 

 

Parent Workshops

We are really pleased to be offering workshops at Beatlie from September 2018 - June 2019 covering a range of topics.  Please click below to see the list of sessions along with booking details.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

 

Song Signifiers

In Beatlie we use Song Signifiers to support pupils' understanding of daily routines and activities. Please click on the link below to listen to these.

 

TaSSeLs in Beatlie

On body signing is really important for our pupils it can help:

  • To support with development of familiar routines and activities
  • To encourage the understanding of language
  • Bring the adult close to the pupil
  • Make adults language slower, simpler and clearer
  • Compensate for visual aspects of non-verbal communication

Please click on the link below to view some examples.

 

 

     

     

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