The Words First Advice Line for schools
At Words First, we have seen the devastating impact on children’s lives if they do not have access to the support they need. We have also noticed and felt the extreme difficulties with recruitment in the field of Speech and Language Therapy. At Words First, we are always looking at ways to support schools to help their children and therefore to plug the gap between recruitment and ‘in school’ SaLT needs, we have set up an innovative and forward-thinking way of support schools.
Our advice line is managed by Ann Mason, a qualified and HCPC registered SaLT. Ann is available for 22.5 hours every week. All you have to do is drop Ann an email and she will get back to you with a Teams link for your first call.
Words First works with 200 schools in and around London and we are very fortunate to be able to provide a weekly / consistent service to these schools. We know that not all schools have access to this support, however. Therefore, our advice line is open to ANY school, anywhere in the UK (or internationally) that requires SaLT advice.
More about Ann
Sessions will be hosted by Words First Speech and Language Therapist Ann Mason (MSc, reg HCPC, RCSLT). In addition to her Masters degree, she holds an Honours degree in Psychology and an International Montessori Diploma.
Prior to practising as a Speech and Language Therapist she taught in pre-schools, mainstream schools and adult education.