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.
Jodie Goodbody – Communication Support Assistant
Ellie Dodd – 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.
– Signing www.signalong.org.uk– Picture Exchange Communication
www.autism.org.uk– Promoting Early Interactive Communications (PEIC-D)
– Intensive Interaction
– Visual support systems, schedules, Now/Next
www.visualaidsforlearning.com– Communication Technology
www.inclusive.co.uk– Social Use of Language Programme