Who are We?

  • The Language and Communication Team (LCT) is a North Tyneside commissioned service based within Benton Dene School which includes the specialist nursery, Dene Communication Centre (DCC).
  • Our team is staffed by specialist teachers and specialist support assistants. We provide advice, support and teaching strategies for pupils with specific language and communication needs in a variety of educational settings. These include children with social communication difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.
  • All team members have additional specialist qualifications in the areas of speech, language and communication.
  • The team works closely with parents, educational settings and a range of other agencies.
  • Our team members are: Hilary Beavers, Kim Graham, Gemma Kendal, Marjorie Newton, Phillippa Chaplin, Sue Wilson, Ursula Carson, Charlotte Castle & Carolyn Todd.
  • DCC team members are: Julie Young, Jo Patterson & Ursula Carson


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