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Communication Team

Jabadao

Jabadao Jabadao is Developmental Movement Play. This approach of Movement Play influences the importance of physical play in child development. At Fairfield we offer Jabadao in 1:1 and small group sessions with students from across the school. The sessions play based and are led by the students. Each Jabadao session can last up to 40 …

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STEM

Communication Team STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) STEM represents the group of subjects that fall within these four areas of study. STEM education focuses on practical learning, to develop the necessary skills in students so they are prepared for the rapidly-developing real world. Maths Maths is so much fun at school and is linked …

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Reading

Communication Team Reading Reading is a huge part of the curriculum at Fairfield School and we encourage lots of opportunities to immerse and develop different reading experiences within the school day. We have a fantastic library in school and this enables us to provide a rich and varied book provision. Many pupils spend time visiting …

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Story Massage

Communication Team Story Massage Programme Background of Story Massage Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper are co-founders of the Story Massage Programme. They are both massage therapists with a mission to share the benefits of positive and respectful touch with children and adults of all ages and abilities. It is the combination of their interests, experience …

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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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