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Communication and Interaction

Communication and Interaction
Children and young people who find it difficult to interact with the people and the world around them.
Types of need and what that could look like Examples of support available in our school How we check it is working
Some of the things children and young people might find difficult are: • Teachers change what they are teaching or the way that they teach to help the child or young person learn more with the rest of the class. • Observations of the child or young person to see if they are communicating or interacting differently.
• Talking to adults and or children and young people, especially when in a group. • Use support programmes especially made to help the child or young person to build communication and interaction skills – for example, social use of language or sensory groups. • Look at targets set to see if the child or young person has achieved them.
• Talking about a topic they haven’t chosen to talk about. • Use resources 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. • Talk to adults who have worked with the child or young person.
• Making friends or keeping friends. • Get advice from professionals and specially trained staff in school to give advice to adults working with the child or young person. • Talk to the child or young person.
• Following rules made by someone else. • Use good role models to support interaction. • Talk to parents.
• Dealing with changes in the way they usually do things. • Friendship circles and lunch time clubs to support during unstructured times. • Use emotions cards and prompts
• Dealing with noise, smells or other sensations around them.    
• Saying what they are thinking or feeling.    
• Understanding what other people mean when they are talking.