Hayley, our Speech and Language Therapist, comes into school regularly to work with the pupils in our purpose-built Therapy Room. When Hayley is not here, the class teams continue the work with the children and follow the programmes, activities and strategies jointly set for each individual.
The pupils use a range of communication aids to assist their learning including Makaton signing, picture exchange communication system (PECS), symbol support and communication aids. All children use Makaton sign language; parental workshops are offered throughout the year to ease communication at home. Hayley has uploaded some videos of common signs below to demonstrate.
Makaton Signs for Animals
Makaton Signs for Everyday
Dear Zoo Story with Makaton Signs
Video for 'who' questions with Dear Zoo
Video for 'why' questions with Dear Zoo Story