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Sensory Curriculum and Communication

Communication is at the centre of all our learning.

We offer a flexible, sensory led programme aimed at engaging our students in a variety of subject areas. These include art, craft, music, cookery, home management, sport, dance, movement, ICT, horticulture and creative enterprise.

We use a Total Communication approach encompassing Intensive Interaction, Makaton signing, symbols, objects of reference as well as Alternative and Augmentative Communication devices tailored for each individual student.

Our sensory integrated learning programme is based around the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. We also take into account the vestibular sense (movement and balance) and the proprioception sense (body position and awareness in space and time).

We feel the key to learning is to engage our students in meaningful activities, delivered at the correct level for their individual, cognitive developmental stage.

Using a Zingui communication aid.
Communication through an iPad.

Communication through music.
Using symbols at the supermarket.

Using symbols to express a preference.
Using a switch to make a smoothie.

Using symbols to make choices.
Using a Big Mack.