Therapies for children in special schools
The Special Schools Therapy team provides assessment and intervention for children and young people in special schools in Wandsworth. These are:
- Linden Lodge School
- Paddock Primary & Secondary Schools
- Greenmead School
- Oak Lodge School (+ Hearing Impairment Outreach Service)
- Nightingale Community Academy
These schools cater for children and young people who have a range of difficulties, which include:
- Visual Impairment/Blindness
- Significant Physical Impairments
- Communication Impairments
- Learning Difficulties
- Social Interaction Difficulties
- Feeding and Self Care Difficulties
Each school has input from Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), Occupational Therapy (OT) or Physiotherapy (PT) according to the needs of the children who attend that school. St George's Healthcare NHS Trust employs qualified SLT, OT and PT staff as well as some unqualified assistant staff. In addition, there are in some schools assistants who are employed and/or funded by the school.
Please see the service's website for more information.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Queen Mary's Hospital
- SW15 5PN
- Get directions
- Referral Details
In general, children are allocated places at schools following statutory assessment of their educational needs. Many children will already be known to therapy services within the borough and to other health and education professionals.
To use this service your child will need to be at a Wandsworth Special School.