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Cornwall Council - Communication Support Service
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

This team of Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and assistants work with children with the most severe and/or complex communication needs in mainstream primary, secondary schools or ARBs.

The children they support may be non-speaking and require Alternative or Augmentative Communication (AAC). They may have severe autism, severe learning difficulties, severe dyspraxia, and these may be combined with a medical diagnosis.

The team work towards developing the functional communication skills of the children within their learning environment. They do this by providing a range of training, individual and advisory support and attendance at multi-disciplinary meetings where appropriate. The team also work alongside other relevant Cornwall Council teams where appropriate.

Who to contact

01872 323061

Where to go

St. Austell Offices, 39
Penwinnick Road
St. Austell
PL25 5DR

Time / date details

When is it on?
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Time of day

Other details


Age ranges
From 5 years 0 months to 18 years
Referral required
Referral details

Childen are referred from the community Speech and Language Therapy team.

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

Children who meet the service criteria may be referred by their communitiy speech and language therapist

Staff SEND experience

Autism, Learning Disability, Makaton, Down's Syndrome, Selective Mutism, Dyspraxia, AAC

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

The service will provide free bespoke training packages around individual children. The team also provide a variety of generic training packages which may be delivered throughout the year and advertised to relevant providers.

Support at key transition points

The team will work with children, staff and families to provide or support the provision of Communication Passports for key transitions.

Other local or national support

Children may also be referred to the community Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT) - Please see website here

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

Complaints should be referred to the Team Leader in the first instance

Last updated: 14/04/2016

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