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, choice boards and Box time are put in place to support children's understanding towards expectations, changes and transitions. 
  • Makaton is used to support language within  Early Years.
  • Resources to support pupils with speech and language difficulties eg, word banks, visual prompts, word webs etc.
  • Areas of low distraction and ear defenders 
  • 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.
  • 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 well-being as well as stimulating different senses, within each Key stage pupils have access to a fidget bag and a designated space is now equipped with sensory equipment.
  • 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 2019