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Fairfield School

Makaton

Communication Team Makaton Makaton is a language programme that uses signs and symbols to help people communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used alongside speech in spoken word order. With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using the signs and symbols. Some will stop using …

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Kinaesthetic Communication

Tactile Massage Tactile Massage is a communication activity resource for helping people with sensory needs, developmental delay, as well as profound and multiple learning difficulties. It can support pupils with tactile defensiveness, and those with limited, or pre-verbal, communication. We use Tactile Massage to develop body awareness and basic interaction skills which includes Intensive Interaction.  It provides …

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Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction Intensive Interaction is a wonderful and important means of communicating with all of our pupils. Intensive Interaction values all of the pupils communications that they undertake, enabling pupils to extend and share their voice and interactions. It can take place during planned sessions or during everyday interactions. Intensive Interaction provides the opportunities for …

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AAC

Communication Team AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication ) We believe everyone has a right to a voice and to develop their communication in a way that enables best progress to be made. Personalised communication may need these connections to be made alongside assisted technology. What is AAC?  The term AAC is used to describe the …

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See & Learn

See & Learn At Fairifeld we use a Reading / Communication scheme called ‘See and Learn.’ This addresses the different areas of attention, listening, discrimination and production of the sounds that make up speech, building up vocabulary and encouraging recognition of words.  Producing sounds and words involves motor skills, which require motor planning and control, and …

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Vision and Positive Looking

Sensory Team Vision and Positive Looking At Fairfield School we follow the Positive Looking scheme, devised by practitioner Gwynne McCormack, to support students with vision loss and impairment including conditions such as Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI). Students work on personalised learning goals to support their vision, cognition and understanding of the wider world around them …

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Dough Disco

Sensory Team Dough Disco Dough Disco is a fun activity which combines the use of play dough with a series of hand and finger exercises designed to improve fine muscle control. The movements develop children’s fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.  It involves moulding coloured dough in time to music and performing …

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MSI

Sensory Team MSI & Intervenors The MSi provision team focus on the education of children with Multi-Sensory Impairment (deafblindness) at Fairfield School. The legal definition for deafblindness in Britain is: ‘A person is regarded as deafblind if their combined sight and hearing impairment cause difficulties with communication, access to information and mobility. This includes people …

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