Communication and Interaction Needs

  •   Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  •  Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
Type of support/provision made at Farne Primary School:
  • Visual timetables to support children to understand what will happen and when
  • 'Now and Next' boards
  • Makaton is used to support language
  • Resources to support pupils with speech and language difficulties eg, word banks, visual prompts.
  • Areas of low distraction
  • Support/ supervise children at time they feel most anxious or stressed e.g. break and lunch.
  • Social skills programme/support including strategies to enhance self-esteem e.g. social stories.
  • Small group targeted intervention programmes to pupils to improve skills in a variety of areas.
  • Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost are used as an intervention to promote a range of communication skills within the Early Years led by a teacher.
  • Rewards of golden time/peer interaction for individual pupils.
  • Small group or one-to-one support for developing pupils speech, language and communication following programmes of work provided by outside specialists such as speech and language therapists.
  • Resources to reduce anxiety and promote emotional wellbeing as well as stimulating different senses eg. fiddle toy, stress ball.
  • Use of individualised reward systems to promote learning and enhance self-esteem.
  • IT is used to reduce barriers to learning where possible.
  • Staff work with specialists from outside of school to support the children overcome barriers.
Updated September 2018