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Communication and Interaction

Communication & Interaction

Pupils with communication and interaction difficulties are those who have speech, language and communication needs, often displaying difficulties communicating with others, receptive and expressive difficulties. Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) such as Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome are likely to have difficulty with social interaction, communication and imagination.  

To support your child at home you can try the following:


Now & Next board

Some pupils find transitions easier when they are prepared for what to expect. You can also use a now & next board as a motivator for your child- for example, now home learning, next TV time.

Now, Next & Then board

This is an expanded version of a now & next board, for children to see multiple steps. It can be used to support your child completing activities such as getting ready in the morning. 

Visual Timetables

We use visual timetables at school to support your child's understanding of what is happening in the day. This may help you structure your evenings or weekends at home.

Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interactions

We use Intensive interactions and sabotage strategies suggested by our Speech and Language Therapy Team (SALT) to support children who have difficulty communicating verbally.