Communication and Interaction – Secondary



Secondary Focus


Universal Provision

  • Visual support
  • Structured routines
  • Use of take up time to process information
  • Staff modelling of appropriate interactions and scripts
  • Consistent use of language and low levels of language
  • Speaking and listening activities embedded across the curriculum
  • Differentiated curriculum
  • Play based activities for social development
  • Calm environment
  • PSHEE/Wider world
  • Mindfulness

Additional Provision

  • Tailored 1:1 interventions.
  • Use of social stories
  • Specific use of ICT to support.
  • Use of talking models and frames
  • Focused in-class support for specific scripts/interactions.
  • Personalised risk assessments
  • Personalised curriculum to meet individual needs.
  • Breathing Space programme (after school and holiday provision)
  • One to one wellbeing appointments

Intensive Provision

  • SALT involvement
  • Educational Psychology involvement
  • Language and Learning team
  • Paediatrics
  • CYPS
  • Autism Outreach Team
  • Early Help assessment
  • School Counsellor involvement – neurodivergent specialism

Online Resources

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