The Speech-Language Pathology team at Hume Valley School enables our students to access the curriculum by supporting the development of their communication skills.
We work mainly in the Junior and Primary sub schools, delivering whole class, small group and individual therapy. We support upper year level students by utilising a referral system and consultative approach to therapy.
We work with students, teachers and education support staff in the following areas:
- Assessments for students’ funding reviews
- Receptive language (understanding language)
- Expressive language (using language)
- Articulation (speech clarity and intelligibility)
- Pragmatics (social skills and social language use)
- Fluency (stuttering)
- Voice (vocal quality)
We also collaborate with parents and external providers to assist us in ensuring a consistent and holistic approach to speech-language therapy.
Speech Language Pathology Resources
⇓ Book Activity-The Very Hungry Caterpillar
⇓ Book Activity- Giraffe’s Can’t Dance
⇓ Book Activity- Spot Bakes a Cake
⇓Concepts- Inside/Outside Sorting
⇓Concepts- Object Functions Activity
⇓Concepts-Same and Different Activity
⇓Concepts-Sequencing; first, next, last
⇓Following Directions-Listening; There’s a Monster in my Bedroom
⇓Following Directions- Draw Your Face
⇓Grammar- Prepositions Activity 2
⇓Social Skills- Identifying Emotions Activity
⇓Social Skills-Identifying Emotions Activity 2
⇓Vocabulary- Clothing & Laundry Activity
⇓Vocabulary-Clothing and Body Part Matching Activity
⇓Vocabulary-Colour; Treasure Hunt Activity
⇓Vocabulary-Farm Animal Colour In Activity
Occupational Therapy Program
The Occupational Therapy (OT) program aims to identify and address issues preventing students from accessing and participating in everyday life. The initial focus with our Junior and Primary aged students is to support them in the areas that connect them to school and learning. This is important for them to develop and maintain a love of school which is a crucial component of our students achieving their potential.
Some of the key skills and areas that Occupational Therapists can support include:
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Play and social skills
- Sensory processing and regulation (how we take in and interpret sensory information from our environment)
- Emotional regulation
- Community access and safety
We focus on intervention strategies in the early years at Hume Valley School however referrals can be made by classroom teachers throughout the school for consultation or assessment if they have concerns for their students.
In addition to individual therapy sessions that may occur to support students with a specific identified goal the Occupational Therapy team also facilitate group sessions. Group session may occur where a common need is identified amongst a similar cohort. This is particularly useful when social and emotional regulation has been identified as the key skill gap.
Our Occupational Therapists are also able to offer teachers support in understanding the impact the classroom environment and layout can have on certain students. They may do observations and assessments to determine potential triggers and provide advice or equipment that may improve the students experience in the learning space.
We will use all the expertise and resources available to enable positive participate and success for students at Hume Valley School.
Occupational Therapy Resources
Daily Living Skills
⇓Daily Living Skills-Set up home and school routine
⇓Daily Living Skills-Social Distancing
⇓Daily Living Skills-Using our hands for meal time
⇓Daily Living Skills-Messy Play, Washing Hands
Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor- Shapes worksheet
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor-Letter Formation Top to Bottom
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor- Alphabet hopscotch
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor- letter formation activity
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor-Pencil control- Colour by Numbers
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor-Pencil Control- Tracing Shapes
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor-Scissor Skills Activity
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor-Scissor Skills- Making a Puzzle
⇓Pre-Handwriting & Fine Motor-Tongs and Threading
⇓Sensory Regulation- strategies
⇓Sensory Regulation-movement organised & heavy work
⇓Sensory Regulation-movement organised activity