Are you worried about your child's speech and language?

While you are with your children at home you might notice small things about their speech or language that worry you.


Even though the schools are closed, we are still able to ask the speech and language therapists for advice.


If your child was already having speech and language therapy, the therapists are able to send activity packs. If you have not already had one and you think you should, please email Jo to follow up (joanne.sines@oasisjohanna.org).


If you have new concerns, or would like to talk to a speech and language therapist about your child, you do not have to wait until the schools reopen. Information about drop-ins for Johanna children is at the bottom of this post. If you have any difficulty accessing the drop-ins, email Jo to arrange a different way to contact.


As always, you can also talk to Jo about your concerns. Please email joanne.sines@oasisjohanna.org and let me know if you would prefer a phone call.


The new virtual speech and language therapy drop-in for Oasis Academy Johanna will be held every Monday between 1pm and 4pm.  The drop-in will be held using our NHS video appointment service called Attend Anywhere. The drop-ins will start Monday 27th April 2020.

Here is the link for the waiting room: https://nhs.vc/gstt/evelina/community

Families can access the online video consultation/appointment via ‘Safari’ or ‘Google Chrome’ on a mobile phone/ tablet /laptops. In order to use the system users  will need to have a working webcam, speakers and built in microphone if using a laptop/tablet. When preparing for the appointment, please sit in an area with good natural lighting and minimal background noise (where possible). If a child will be present for the session it may be helpful for you to sit up to a table to ensure the camera remains steady and we can see you clearly.

When you sign in for the video appointment, please log in using  ‘SLT drop-in’+ your child’s name and DOB so we know that you have arrived. 

It’s a good idea to test the link above ahead of the drop-in time to make sure it works. Please email abi.beechem@gstt.nhs.uk or claire.mcmahen@gstt.nhs.uk directly if you have any issues on the day of the appointment.

The drop-in appointments will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so please continue to wait until the speech and language therapist is able to see you.  The drop-ins are offered for a number of schools at the same time.

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