The Purpose of Intervention
- To support the development of student’s speech, language, mealtime and communication needs in conjunction with their communication partners.
- To support the development of student’s social thinking and interaction skills.
- To support the implementation and development of positive behaviour management strategies.
- Assessment of skills and identification of areas of strength and difficulty.
- Modelling of communication strategies and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) – working with key people in the school environment to embed strategies into everyday activities.
- “Hands on” therapy sessions in 1:1 or a group setting.
- Education and training for educators, support staff and carers.
- Multidisciplinary working with teaching staff, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists Psychologists/Psychotherapists and ABA tutors.
Key Benefits to the Children and Young People
- Improved ability to communicate thoughts, feelings and ideas.
- Learning everywhere – by working with key communication partners, students get access to intervention strategies in their everyday activities.
- Greater understanding of students individual needs by those in their everyday environments.
- Harnessing of students’ interests and abilities through holistic and strengths-based intervention.