To follow and support a total communication approach, where any form of communication is recognised and accepted.
For our learners to become functional communicators using intentional body language, signing, symbols, low tech or hi tech communication aids and speech, or any combination of these.
Work together with families/ carers and outside agencies to assess and meet the communication needs of our students
Work in conjunction with Speech and Language therapy and O.T to identify, support and establish tailored communication systems identified for each student.
Work with class teachers and Teaching Assistants to embed communication skills in every aspect of their school day.
Use an assessment process unique to Southview known as ‘C’ scales to record students progress. This assessment tool runs parallel with Speech and Language care plan targets
Have a team of Teaching Assistants who have taken on the role of a communication link worker across the school. They work with the communication team, supporting that link from therapy to class, and supporting students to use and consolidate their new skills in all areas of their school day.
Give students access to tailored therapy sessions to consolidate what they already do, and to learn new skills to transfer into other areas of their lives; education, home and community.
For more information about communication at Southview school please contact the school office.