Speech Language Therapy
Speech Language Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that facilitates
and supports overall development, specifically communication.
Communication is an essential aspect of interacting with others, and many
of our students at Ruru Specialist School find communicating particularly
The Speech Language Therapist develops developmentally suitable communication
goals with the students, staff and families.
Some students do not communicate verbally so other means of communication
are taught, including the picture exchange communication system (PECS),
signing and using assistive technology.
Other students may be particularly verbal yet need communication support
with their social interactions.
We have an onsite Speech Language Therapist. She works with students regularly
and provides both individual and consultative Speech Language therapy support.