The SLT team are Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust staff and work at Portland College via a long standing service level agreement.
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The speech and language therapy team are always happy to answer any questions you may have, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Communication is essential in enabling learners to access college life and ensure their full participation and inclusion in all environments.
The Assistive and Communication Technology team provides support to learners who require additional help in expressing their needs and wishes, and for increased social interaction. The team employ a learner-centred approach and provide support with a range of high and low tech communication methods, depending on the needs of each individual.
The team have a wealth of experience in working with high-tech electronic communication aids and, in conjunction with our Speech and Language Therapists, will work with our learners to assess, trial and evaluate a range of suitable communication devices, access methods and language packages. The team can provide one to one sessions, support within the classroom environment, or group sessions that promote communication as a way to live more independently.
Our team can help to plan and prepare personalised language packages, teach key skills relating to the use of communication aids and assistive technology, add vocabulary to devices and arrange repairs. We also provide training to all staff across the college to help them implement good communication strategies and practice.
Our E-learning team can offer additional support to enable learners with more specific ICT needs to access the curriculum and as a means of recording their work. iPads play a significant role in helping learners to access their sessions and the E-learning team will guide staff and learners in their most effective use. The team are also able to implement and support the use of computer and software-based solutions including Clicker 7, Choose-it!Maker 3, Interactive whiteboards and now Clever board technology.
The Communications Team are always happy to answer any questions you may have, simply email ACT@portland.ac.uk