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Good, effective and functional communication is important for all of our pupils. Most speech and language development takes place in the classroom, but some pupils require more specialist support. We use a “Total Communication” approach including speech, sign, symbols, photographs and aids – all forms of communication are valid. There is a Communication Passport for each pupil who requires additional communication support, which details their communication access.


Diane Lewis – Speech & Language Therapist (one day per week)

Jo Gilmore – Speech & Language Therapist (one day per week)

Dorset Speech & Language Therapy Service

Specialist Feeding & Drinking Advice

SWIFTS – Communication training in :- Visual support, signing, functional communication, etc.

Useful Links

– Signing– Picture Exchange Communication– TEACCH– Promoting Early Interactive Communications (PEIC-D)

– Intensive Interaction
– Visual support systems, schedules, Now/Next– Communication Technology– Social Use of Language Programme