On the Engagement and Interaction course, learners who have a high level of sensory or occupational therapy need to have sessions centered around increasing their ability to access a range of environments with peers.
The Speech and Language Therapist, Behaviour Analyst, and Occupational Therapist work closely with the teacher to plan sessions and create an environment that maximises learners ability to attend sessions and access learning.
Key functional skills concepts such as up/down, fast/slow, yes/no are integrated and taught throughout the timetable in engaging and fun sessions. This course is designed to help young people make sense of, and interact with, the world around them.
The trans-disciplinary team approach is very evident with additional therapy such as occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging and responding to communicative intentions. For example, a young person might be at the early stages of communication development, showing emerging awareness of others.
Over time, we support young people to communicate intentionally in a number of ways: by preferential choice, cause and effect, utilising technology, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
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