Shropshire Council

Spectra Inclusion Support

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Spectra is a high-quality, flexible support service to schools and other agencies in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and surrounding areas. Their team of specialist advisors offer personalised support and advice for children and young people with needs related to the autism spectrum, including social interaction and communication difficulties, speech and language difficulties, challenging behaviour, anxiety, attachment and low self-esteem.

The range of flexible support that can be provided by Spectra includes, but is not limited to:

  • Direct individual specialist intervention for children & young people
  • Small group work on social skills, self-esteem, emotion regulation, and other therapeutic groups
  • Offering advice, targets & support strategies
  • Specialist assessment, reviews, written reports and contribution to relevant meetings
  • Observation and assessment for possible triggers, stressors and sensory sensitivities
  • Key worker support, including training and modelling of specialist approaches
  • Providing resources for use with children and young people
  • Transition support between year groups, key stages, and settings
  • Signposting and advising parents
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • Speech, language and communication needs assessment, advice and training
  • Talk Boost support and training
  • Specialist play therapy
  • Autism awareness raising sessions for children and young people, parents and carers (including Coffee Mornings) and the wider school community.

Spectra offers a wide range of specialist training and practical courses that can be tailored to the needs of schools and other settings. Training courses are also offered through programmes at St Peter’s Learning Centre in Wem, Cleobury Mortimer Primary School, and at their base in the Roy Fletcher Centre, Shrewsbury.

More information about the team and the wide range of training options can be found on their website.
• Contact: Val Jones, Director
• Mobile: 07717575362
• Email:
• Website:
• Address: Spectra Inclusion Support Team, 131, 8 Shoplatch Shrewsbury SY1 1HF