Our teachers and teaching assistants are trained to provide support through a range of resources and strategies. Such as;
TEACCH – an intervention that teaches independent working.
Visuals – pictures used to aid understanding (used by all staff).
Intensive interaction therapy – This approach is useful for teaching the early stages of communication and to teach facial expression.
PECS – (Picture Exchange Communication System): A specialist approach is used to help children to communicate by the exchange of pictures. When people become stressed they use the language that they have, and therefore, it is a useful technique for many of our children to have mastered.
Emotions Scale – this helps us teach children about emotions and to recognise them in themselves and others.
Social stories – to help develop understanding of social situations children are finding difficult and to prepare them for transitions.
Dinosaur school/Taming the Tempersauras – Fun, challenging and interactive activities to gently support children in developing their social skills, understanding and management of emotions, attention and concentration skills etc.
Lego Therapy – A structured therapy group which promotes social interactions and speech and language skills.
Attention Autism (Magic Bucket) – This is a creative and highly effective method of building attention and early communication skills. It teaches these skills using engaging, stimulating activities and resources which come from our Magic Bucket.
Zones of Regulation – a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities.
Our staff also work closely with our Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist to deliver and support programmes specifically designed for our children.