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.

Resources

Jodie Goodbody – Communication Support Assistant

j.goodbody@yewstock.dorset.sch.uk

Ellie Dodd – Speech & Language Therapist (one day per week)

e.dodd@yewstock.dorset.sch.uk

Dorset Speech & Language Therapy Service

Specialist Feeding & Drinking Advice

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

Useful Links

– Signing www.signalong.org.uk– Picture Exchange Communication

www.pecsunitedkingdom.com– TEACCH

www.autism.org.uk– Promoting Early Interactive Communications (PEIC-D)

– Intensive Interaction

www.intensiveinteraction.co.uk
– Visual support systems, schedules, Now/Next

www.visualaidsforlearning.com– Communication Technology

www.inclusive.co.uk– Social Use of Language Programme

www.wendyrinaldi.com