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Smoothing the Process of Transition from Special School to Adult Placement

Session 
6.4c
Clinical
  • Julie Gray
Summary

This presentation will share our experience trying to improve the transition process from special school to college or adult placement.

Key points covered:

  • planning needs to be started well in advance
  • setting up an SLT Transition Care Group
  • liaison with careers advisors
  • how we established stronger links with the Adult SLT team and also appointed one adult therapist for each of the special schools
  • developing a Transition Pathway
  • links with a local college
  • providing appropriate vocabulary for each child’s AAC system for moving on from school.
Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
Adolescent
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Transition
Special
Further/Higher Education