At Oak Grove College, we work with a range of therapists to support our students with a range of needs. They work in consultation with college staff and support and develop all our workforce to ensure we offer the best to all students and their families.
We work with a range of visiting professionals including
- Consultant Community Paeditrician
- Continance Team
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Physiotherapist (PT)
- Occupational Therapists (OT)
- Wheelchair Services
Hi my name is Vicky-Lee. I qualified as an Art Psychotherapist 15 years ago. I have also recently qualified as a Mindfulness Teacher. I have experience of working in
in schools and the NHS as an Art Psychotherapist
Speech and Language Therapists
My name is Cat and I am a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working across the Special Schools in the Worthing area. I have a caseload of students who I see on a regular basis for direct speech and language input and assessment of eating and drinking skills. I work closely with class teams in order to ensure speech and language therapy continues in the classroom and to work on functional language skills with students so they can use their developing communication skills in a range of environments. Students can be referred to me via the school or other professionals (e.g. GP, paediatrician).
My name’s Susie. I’m a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Oak Grove College. I’m employed by Sussex Community Foundation Trust and I work at the College on weekly basis.
I have a caseload of children whom I see regularly. I assess their speech, language and communication needs. I work with the school staff on supporting these pupils to develop their communication skills through programmes of work. I also work with pupils who have eating and drinking difficulties. I assess whether the pupils can safely and advise adjustments to what the pupils should eat based upon this. Pupils can be referred to me through the school and other professionals.
Occupational Therapists (OT)
The NHS OT’s our role is to work with the school staff, other therapy colleagues and parents to enable students to access and engage in daily activities within their school and home life. This may involve advice to develop a student’s independence skills such as dressing or eating and drinking or school based activities such as recording work or accessing curriculum activities such as food tech. OT’s may also provide advice on developing hand skills or sensory processing skills ,recommend equipment to help develop independence or to improve the young person’s sitting and posture.