Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Jeni has worked at The Dales School since April 2022. She is a paediatric speech and language therapist, specialised in developmental communication and social communication conditions, with experience in diagnostic assessment of autism. Jeni supports staff at The Dales School with training and advice in relation to communication needs with a focus on the universal and targeted strategies to support all the children in school.
B.A. (Hons) Children and Families: Child, Young People and Family Studies.
Anna worked in early years settings before joining The Dales School in 2019. Anna has recently moved into a speech and language support role and has completed specialist training in the picture exchange communication system (PECS).
B.Sc. (Hons) Occupational Therapy, PgCert. Sensory Integration.
Deborah joined The Dales School in 2019 as an OT with interest in Children's Mental Health. She has worked as an OT for 23 years, 19 of these years in specialist Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service/Children & Young People Service. Experiences and interests: working with parents around managing sensory issues, ASD, ADHD presentations, anxiety, and managing challenging behaviour.
Speech and Language Teaching Assistant
B.A. (Hons) Childhood Studies, M.Sc. Occupational Therapy
Sarah completed a Level 4 Foundation Degree in Children and Young People and has worked in a number of school settings, however, her passion is working with children with additional needs, especially focusing on speech and language skills. She works with Speech and Language therapists in school to ensure that a child's individual speech and language needs are being met. She has also set up focus groups to meet pupils shared targets and develop social communication throughout the school. She has completed a number of training courses which include; PECS, SCERTS, Tacpac, Attention Autism, Portage Workshop, Autism Awareness and Moving and Handling. Sarah is also trained in First Aid and is able to administer medication.