My child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction
This page covers pupils who have difficulty communicating with others. This can include:
- Understanding language.
- Using language.
- Understanding how to communicate socially with other people.
- Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies.
- Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay.
What can Corbridge Middle School offer?
All students at Corbridge can access
- Quality First Teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).
- Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
- The use of alternative forms of recording (scribe, typing or voice recorder)
- Lunchtime homework clubs where staff will help your child to organise or complete their homework.
- Assessment for identification of significant needs.
Targeted support for small groups may include
- Assessment and identification of language needs and feedback to parents and staff.
- Where needed, help and advice from external agencies (e.g.LIST specialist speech and language teachers, CYPS, CAHMS etc).
- Learning Support Assistant in some lessons.
- Year 5 and 6 - ELSA small group programme. Our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant helps children to settle into school, manage their
- feelings and relate positively to others so that they can make the most of themselves and of all that the school offers.
- KS2 and KS3 Friendship Club and/or Games Club where staff encourage social skills development, building of relationships between peers and having fun.
- 1:1 mentoring as the need arises.
Support for individual students may include
- Pupil profile created to inform and advise staff on most appropriate strategies to use.
- 1:1 session with a Speech and Language Therapist from the Local Inclusion Support Team (LIST) or NHS.
- 1:1 Individual Learning support assistant in lessons.
- Regular 1:1 mentoring to address child mental health, addressing bereavement and other issues.
- On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition led by a specialist teacher or specialist teaching assistant.
- On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly and including the Annual Review).
- SATS access arrangements.
*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.