ComIT (Communication Intervention Team)
ComIT is a school based service set up by five Local Authorities in South East Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen).
ComIT aims to meet the additional needs of children and young people, age 3-16 with a non-clinical diagnosis and primary need of Speech, Language and Communication when that need is severely impacting on the child’s learning.
The team consists of a Head of Service, Assistant Head of Service, Advisory Teacher, Speech Therapist and Specialist Teaching Assistants.
The team can work individually or with groups of children by using thorough identification and support processes. A child is not required to hold a Statement of Special Educational Needs to access ComIT intervention.
ComIT does not receive direct requests to work with children from individual schools or parents. Requests from schools go in the first instance to the LAs Lead Professional.
The service provides:
- Support to pupils and schools through advice and information on aspects of Speech and Language
- Delivery of successful solutions, resources and strategies through individual and group work
- Advice and information to parents on aspects of Speech, Language and Communication
- Liaison with training with other professionals including Speech Therapy
- Inset training for school staff to build capacity
For further information visit the ComIT website.
Sensory & Communication Support Service
William Brown Close
Llantarnam Industrial Park
Tel: 01633 648888
Sensory and Communication Support Service
The service comprises of the Vision Impairment Service, Hearing Impaired Service and the Communication Intervention Team, and is hosted by Torfaen County Borough Council. It comprises specialist advisory teams for children whom are deaf, vision impaired, have a communication and interaction difficulty or who may have a multisensory impairment. The service provides its support to the five local authorities in the South East Wales Consortium through a Service Level Agreement with the Local Education Authorities.
Roger Thurlbeck, Head of Sensory and Communication Support Services took up his new post in September 2015.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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