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Interventions

 

Bucket Time is an intervention model aimed at developing natural and spontaneous communication and vocabulary through the use of visually based and highly motivating activities. It aims to: engage and improve joint attention; develop shared enjoyment in a group setting; and increase attention in adult led activities.

 

ELS (Early Literacy Support) is an intervention programme designed to raise attainment levels in literacy. It focusses upon: reinforcing learning of letters and sounds; blending and segmenting phonemes to read and spell words; reading and spelling high frequency words; and reading and writing simple sentences.

 

Friendship Ring focusses upon those children who need some extra nurture or support with anxiety, self esteem, resilience, relationships and bereavement. It involves mobilising the support of peers in generating their own ideas, targets and strategies to understand the social and emotional health of everybody.

 

Jump Ahead is a structured intervention aimed at developing all the underlying movement and coordination skills children need for confidence and progress. This is of great importance as secure motor coordination skills underpin the ability to listen, pay attention, undertake table top activities and interact socially.

 

Lego Therapy is a communication programme designed to enable children to develop their functional language. It is intended to offer a supportive structure in which to improve their ability to listen, talk to and learn from one another through play.  The task of Lego building is divided into different roles to allow children to practise other key skills such as sharing and turn taking.

 

Narrative Therapy is a specific language intervention that goes through the process of describing: Who?; Where?; When?; What Happened?; and The End; all of which are important for children’s story structure skills. Children are encouraged to: pick out and retain key information; find and use correct vocabulary in sentences; and remember grammar rules.

 

School Start is a speech and language programme supporting children in hearing, understanding and saying sounds and developing their language through communication games. It addresses aspects of attention, instruction following and social interaction with activities that are supported by colourful and original illustrations to fully engage children’s interest.

 

Sensory Circuits is a programme offered to facilitate sensory processing and integrations with a view to allowing children to be in the optimum state of alertness ready for learning. Participation in this programme is a great way both to energise and settle children into the school day while encouraging the development of their sensory processing skills.

 

Thinking Skills requires children to solve problems, make decisions, ask questions, construct plans, evaluate ideas, organise information and create objects. The intervention promotes social, cooperative and group work skills as well as independence in completing individual tasks and encourages children to really think outside the box.

 

WESforD (Wiltshire Early Screening for Dyslexia) encourages children whose learning processes may be affected in terms of reading, spelling, writing and sometimes numeracy. It promotes phonological awareness and working memory while also supporting short term memory, sequencing and verbal processing.

 

Write From The Start offers an effective approach to laying the foundations for flowing, accurate handwriting. The programme contains activities that develop children’s hand muscles allowing them to gain the necessary control to form letter shapes and create appropriate spaces between words alongside the skills required to orientate letters and organise on the page.

 

1stClass@Number is a numeracy intervention which uses many concrete resources to secure children’s understanding of numbers and calculation through a range of stimulating, enjoyable games and activities. Children are engaged in real life contexts giving them a greater understanding of mathematical vocabulary and processes.