Speech Language Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that supports overall development, specifically communication.
At Ruru Specialist School we believe every student has a right to have their voice heard, valued and nurtured, no matter what form it may take.
We advocate a Total Communication Approach whereby a range of modalities are encouraged and supported including:
Some students may come to us with many “tools” in their toolbox and others may come with only a few. The Speech Language Therapist works with students, whanau, and staff to expand and provide access to systems and supports that encourage language growth and expressive language skills.
We have 2 onsite Speech Language Therapists. They works across our base school and satellite classes and provide individual, group, and consultative Speech Language Therapy support.