Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Executive Headteacher: Mr J May

Communication Pathway

Subject statement

The Communication Pathway is for children across all age ranges with severe and complex learning needs, challenging behaviour and complex Autism. The pupils require a high level of support and input for all aspects of their learning and development.

The pupils learn within safe, caring and enabling environments with stimulating, meaningful and relevant learning opportunities. Children are encouraged to try new things and take risks and know that they are safe.

Communication is a key element of the curriculum on offer within this pathway and the pupils often use alternative methods of communication including Objects of Reference, Makaton, PECS and technology such as switches and voice boxes. 

Sensory programmes are a fundamental part of this learning pathway along with a range of alternative therapies including Rebound Therapy, Tac-Pac, Touch Communication, Dough Disco and Sherbourne.

Progress for children within this pathway is often gradual with a greater focus towards the pupils’ EHC milestones, IEP targets and development of life skills.

 

 

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Subject statement

The Communication Pathway is for children across all age ranges with severe and complex learning needs, challenging behaviour and complex Autism. The pupils require a high level of support and input for all aspects of their learning and development.

The pupils learn within safe, caring and enabling environments with stimulating, meaningful and relevant learning opportunities. Children are encouraged to try new things and take risks and know that they are safe.

Communication is a key element of the curriculum on offer within this pathway and the pupils often use alternative methods of communication including Objects of Reference, Makaton, PECS and technology such as switches and voice boxes. 

Sensory programmes are a fundamental part of this learning pathway along with a range of alternative therapies including Rebound Therapy, Tac-Pac, Touch Communication, Dough Disco and Sherbourne.

Progress for children within this pathway is often gradual with a greater focus towards the pupils’ EHC milestones, IEP targets and development of life skills.