Contact Details

Amanda Davis

Contact Tel:
0208 0501491
Mobile:
0208 4070746
Contact Email:
Amanda@wordsfirst.uk
Website:
http://www.wordsfirst.uk/
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About

Words First Ltd provides integrated speech & language therapy and literacy services to schools and families across the UK. Our unique approach ensures a holistic approach to assessment, intervention and support for schools seeking to demonstrate student progress and for families seeking the best for their children.

There are 4 main divisions of Words First Ltd:

1. The Words First service for schools provides a thorough and comprehensive support plan for children in schools who are struggling with speech, language and / or literacy. Words First speech and language therapists have additional training in literacy allowing us to target a wide range of children from Nursery to Year 12. Our unique Reading and Language Circuit Model is the basis of our assessment and intervention cycle, which over 7 years, across 55 schools, has yielded demonstrable impact. The Words First service includes teacher training, parent workshops and implementation of a whole school / universal service. Words First schools gain access to our specially designed resources to target skills from phonological awareness, to processing speed difficulties and reading comprehension and we provide on-site support, monitoring and feedback fro teaching assistants.

2. The Autism First service which support children with Autism and social communication difficulties in mainstream schools. Autism First therapists are experienced in ASD / Autism and social communication difficulties and provide a tailored service according to the needs of the student and school.

3. The Kids First service supports families seeking specialist speech and language therapy for children between 2 and 16 years of age. Kids First therapists have specialist skills in a wide range of mild to complex disorders and offer families a unique and tailored service. Parents can access a Kids First therapist without a waiting list or need for a GP referral.

4. Every Word Counts is an early years initiative sponsored by Words First Ltd to support ALL parents to talk more to their children. Parents attend a 6 week course during which they learn the importance of early communication as well as HOW to implement strategies at home. The initiative is based on the 30 million word gap study (Hart and Risley, 1995).

Categories of SEND

Cognition and learning, Communication and Interaction, Sensory and/or physical development difficulties , Emotional, social & mental health difficulties.

Age group

Early years, Primary, Secondary.

Type

Consultancy Service, Education Service, Health and/or Social Care Service , Specialist Educational Setting and/or Outreach Service, Targeted Service & Specialist Practitioners .

Referral Process

Please call Amanda Davis on 0208 0501491 or email Amanda@wordsfirst.uk