Placement Information

You will be working towards greater independence and will be expected to identify your own learning goals and discuss feedback at the end of each session. You may be asked to complete both actual and hypothetical session plans and complete a reflective log.

As part of your placement you will be expected to liaise with a number of professionals as appropriate. For example, multi-disciplinary team, parents/ carers, preschool staff, health visitors, preschool support service, clinical and educational psychologists, SENCO, teaching assistants, support service for special educational needs, behavioural support, autism outreach, audiologist, teacher for the visually impaired and physically impaired, local inclusion officer, school nurses, school doctor/paediatrician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician, CAMHS and social care.

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You may contribute to a range of meetings such as multi-disciplinary meetings, TAF, IEP and school review meetings, EHCP’s, departmental team meetings. Students can make very useful contributions to the Speech and Language therapy department in terms of taking part in presentations, group work, and providing information regarding recent research.

While on placement you will have the opportunity to become familiar with a range of departmental and non-clinical administrative tasks. For example, referral forms, referral criteria, care pathways and care packages, activity recording sheets, caseload management tool, information governance, completing case notes, taking a case history, and initial assessment procedure, writing reports and setting targets, providing resources and advice to parents and carers, completing discharge paperwork.

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Some of your placement could take place in schools and nurseries and you may gain experience with the following: - school review and assessment, EHCP report, planning and delivering therapy in schools, providing feedback and liaising with school staff and parents.


We hope you find this information useful and that it helps you to get the most out of your clinical placement.


If you require further information or assistance, please contact the main office on 01246 514509

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