Words First Multi- Disciplinary Services for Schools



A range of therapeutic services, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and educational psychology, to support the development of outstanding provision in mainstream and specialist settings. 

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Words First Multi- Disciplinary Services for Schools


We are delighted to work in partnership with Words First Ltd to provide a high-quality team of qualified and registered speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists.  Words First have a proven track record of success in schools across London. 


Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services 

Focusing on your school priorities, Words First will: 

  • Provide eight hours of therapy time per day purchased. 
  • Provide an agreed number of assessments. 
  • Provide support with Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) applications 
  • Develop individualised programmes for an agreed number of students. 
  • Facilitate interventions. 
  • Provide training and supervision for teaching assessments to deliver Words First intervention programmes. 
  • Provide access to all Words First resources. 
  • Work with your school to embed key strategies to support High Quality First Teaching into the curriculum. 
  • Offer onsite staff training and professional development. 
  • Provide support for parents. 
  • Develop six-monthly impact reports and case studies to evaluate how your money has been spent. 
  • Provide clinical supervision in line with professional guidelines. 


Schools can purchase each service separately or create a multi-disciplinary package by combining the services.  Service Level Agreements can be created to meet your needs and budget with packages which include ad-hoc purchasing and regular weekly support. 


Educational Psychology Service 

This is the latest addition to Words First multidisciplinary team. 

Focusing on your school priorities, Words First will: 

  • Provide assessments for EHCPs. 
  • Provide general assessments for advice and guidance. 
  • Offer on-site training and professional development. 
  • Provide access to Words First resources. 
  • Signpost to other relevant services, where appropriate. 


Words First offer flexible packages to meet your needs and budget starting with ad-hoc purchasing of a minimum of 2 days to regular support of 2 days per half term. 

Nicole Leah
Nicole Leah

Senior Inclusion Adviser


Nicole Leah, Senior Inclusion Adviser

For further information, or to discuss your requirements, contact Nicole Leah, Senior Inclusion Adviser, on 0782 168 1747 or email nicole.leah@bdsip.co.uk

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