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Communication and Intellectual Development

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Describe the role of three other professionals with whom you may work. What is a speech therapist? A speech therapist works with children and adults who have speech impairments. They tend to work with the children regularly and they can be found at more schools or children's centre's. The therapist devises a special program to help improve the Childs speech. They make initial assessments of the Childs level of speech and further assessments while the child is on the program to see how much they are progressing. In the sessions the therapist does all kinds of stuff including: * Sound or word repetition. ...read more.


The child would then be monitored regularly to see how they are progressing. A child psychiatrist also investigates and diagnoses if a child has a learning disability or dyslexia, they look for treatment whether medication or tasks to do for example reading everyday at school for fifteen minutes. If an Educational Psychologist is involved with assessing a child's needs, they may: * Listen and consult with parents and carers and others who know the child well (including other professionals) * Look at teachers/carers notes and records of work * Observe the child in different contexts * Work/play with the child individually or in a group Education Welfare Officer Another person would be the Education Welfare Officer. ...read more.


This could be just if they are late and not just if it's a regular thing. The education welfare officer (EWO) is important because they help to build the link between the school and the home. If this did not happen then their would be no contact and it would be harder to help the children learn and develop without their parents support. If the parents have any concerns or the school have concerns they can take it up with the EWO who would work to sort it out. The EWO can sort out financial help for the families to help them pay for the school lunches or make referrals to other agencies for example connexions or social services. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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