Communication and Interaction

This may include:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

Support/Provision available at Mountfield Primary School:

  • Visual timetables to support children to understand what will happen and when
  • Support during times of stress or anxiety
  • Social skills support through small group intervention  eg. Friends programme, social stories
  • Use of ICT where possible to reduce barriers to learning
  • Support or supervision at unstructured times of the day eg break time and lunchtime where appropriate
  • Resources to support pupils with speech and language difficulties e.g. word banks, visual prompts
  • Opportunity to communicate in various ways eg. communication books, Makaton (EYFS)
  • 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 eg., stress ball, social stories
  • Close liaison with Newcastle Speech and Language Team and experts within the field of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.