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Communication and Interaction

Types of need and what that could look like

Examples of support available in our school

How we check it is working.

Children and young people who find it difficult with interacting with the people and world around them.

Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:

  • Talking to other adults and or children and young people, especially when in a group

  • Talking about a topic they haven’t chosen to talk about

  • Making friends or keep friend for a long time

  •  Following rules made by someone else

  • Dealing with changes in the way they usually do things

  • Dealing with noises, smells or other sensations around them

  • Saying the things they are thinking

  • Understand what other people mean when they are talking

  • Teachers change what they are teaching they are teaching  or the way to help the child or young people learn more with the rest of the class

  • Use support programmes especially made to help the child or young person to build communication and interaction skills

  • Use things in the classroom to help the child or young person understand or deal with things that are happening (for example visual timetables, task boards, social stories)

  • ·  Get advice from professionals and specialist staff trained in school to give advice to adults working with the child or young people





  • Observations of the child or young person to see if they are communicating or interacting differently

  • Look at the targets set to see if the child or young person has achieved them

  • Talk to adults who have worked with the child or young person

  • Talk to parents

  • Talk to the child or young person