The voice of specialist further education


Many specialist colleges have in-house Therapy provision. This may include access to Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech and Language Therapists.

Therapy Conference 2020

2020’s Natspec Therapy Conference was hosted online and chaired by Ruth Perry from Natspec and Kate Duggan from the Seashell Trust. The agenda for the day was as follows:

  • Barriers faced by therapists working in ISCs in evidencing the impact of their support (Kate Duggan)
  • National audit of therapists in ISCs (Sally Edwards, Natspec Associate)
  • Using telepractice to assess sensory processing difficulties in people with learning disabilities and behaviours of concern (Rachel Johnson, Seashell)
  • Supporting a college-wide approach to total communication (Caroline Gosling, Seashell)

Remote Therapy

TechAbility produced a webinar about remote therapy during the coronavirus pandemic, with input from Kate Boot (Oakwood Court College) and Martha Currie (Mable Therapy).

Therapists may also be interested in a webinar session Kate hosted entitled Creating and Adapting Resources for Teletherapy.

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