Building the Future for Young People with Speech and Language Disabilities
Moor House School & College is an outstanding school and college and internationally recognised centre of excellence in rural Surrey, leading in education and research for children with Developmental Language Disorder
Consistently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Moor House School & College provides education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 7-19 with severe and complex speech and language disability, known as Developmental Language Disorder, DLD. Moor House is a non-maintained special school and charity where places are funded by Local Authorities. Moor House provides both day and residential places for students in the local area of Surrey and across the UK. The Moor House approach is for students to be empowered to reach their potential in classroom learning and independence, and to develop communication skills, friendships and self-belief. We offer a highly specialist, safe, caring and stimulating learning environment. Teachers understand each student’s needs and therapy is embedded within the curriculum.
The Moor House Therapy Department continues to be at the forefront of research into the effectiveness of therapy interventions for school aged students with severe Developmental Language Disorder. This ensures the work we do with students is driven by the most current evidence through the Moor House Research and Training Institute, part of Moor House School & College. MHRTI leads internationally respected research into the interventions for children with DLD, provides specialist and bespoke training for professionals, and resources including apps and online tools for professionals and schools working with children with DLD and other special educational needs.
Our vision is of a society where speech and language disabilities do not prevent a young person from achieving his or her learning and communication potential, building an independent life and contributing positively to society. Principal, Helen Middleton.
Funds raised for Moor House will go toward the following project: "The Pottery and Design Technology classrooms at Moor House are currently housed in an old building which is in urgent need of replacing with a new facility. In addition to replacing the building we need larger classrooms to provide adequate teaching resources to accommodate our larger class sizes. This fundraising initiative will enable us to significantly enhance the teaching environment and improve the outcomes for students wishing to study Pottery and DT. We anticipate the project to replace both classrooms will cost in the region of £300,000 and will be completed in the Autumn 2019.”
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