Deanesfield Primary School

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Communication and interaction needs

Communication and interaction needs

Children and young people might:

  • struggle to talk or say what they want to 
  • find it hard to understand what other people are saying
  • find conversations and play confusing or challenging

Speech, Language and Communication Needs

Children with Speech and Language difficulties are supported in the classroom by additional adult support and strategies and guidance provided by our Inclusion Manager. The school has a positive and effective working partnership with our NHS Mainstream Speech Therapist who provides programmes and therapy to children within the school on a half termly basis.  In addition to this, the school provides speech and language support through by running small groups and individualized programs on a daily basis, as/when needed. 


Children who have been diagnosed with ASD or diagnosed with social and communication difficulties are supported through our Inclusion Manager, the NHS Mainstream Speech and Language Therapist and through quality first teaching within the classroom.


Click here, Hillingdon Talks, Moves, Plays: Children’s Integrated Therapy Service (CITS) ( where you can access information about the three specialist SALT teams (Early Years, Mainstream, Hearing Impairment), including making a referral.


Please take a look at what the teams can offer, and to access information and support. We hope all parents/carers make full use of this service.


Specialist Resourced Provision for Speech, Language and Communication

For children who have an Education Health Care Plan identifying Speech, Language and Communication as their main area of need, the school have additional specialist provision available. Children are supported and included within the mainstream class but have additional specialist language teaching and weekly speech and language therapy from a therapist based at the school.  We have 8 planned places. For further information regarding the Specialist Provision please see the information leaflet below.

What is the Specialist Resourced Provision?

Support that is available for children and young people awaiting an ASD diagnosis, or for those that already have an ASD diagnosis:


Arts for Life Project
Activities for Children with Additional Needs
The Doodle Den, St Matthews Church Community Hall Annexe, Hallowell Road, Northwood, HA6 1DW
Telephone: 020 8064 0822
Website: Doodle Den – Arts for Life Project


Triple P Positive Parenting Program
Parent and Carer Support
Telephone: 0207 987 2944


Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support (HACS)
Parent and Carer Support
Dudley Place, Off Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1PB
Telephone: 020 8606 6780

Newly Diagnosed with ASD Factsheet

New Autism service launched
Contact The Family are running a new NHS England-funded Autism Hub for London and the Midlands. The hub is part of a new pan-England service delivered by nine not-for-profit organisations.
The London and Midlands hub is delivered in partnership with Ambitious about Autism on behalf of Autism Central. Parents co-designed the service to make sure peer educators provide high-quality and accessible autism information, education and coaching to families and carers.

Autism Central for Parents and Carers | Autism Central 

Ambitious about Autism | National charity for autistic children and young people