Most of our pupils arrive at school after a significant journey on adapted transport. Some of the pupils with severe autism struggle to face the transition into school. Others are restless, ready for a change of position. Our music therapist plays his guitar in the entrance to school, greeting and interacting with the pupils as they pass by.
We have worked closely with an experienced occupational therapist in setting up sensory diets for pupils on the autism spectrum, as well as, developing the playground in order that it can be used by autistic pupils to develop their leisure and social skills. The outcome is that our pupils who hadn't developed friendship or interest in their peers now have friends.
We have developed a tool for tracking progress in life and social skills, which has helped us focus on those skills needed by pupils in an SLD/PMLD, especially when they leave school. As a result we have seen pupils able to do more for themselves
• Why children may have difficulties focusing and concentrating following an ABI
• How attention and concentration difficulties can impact on a child or young person’s life at home, school and socially
• What can be done to help support and manage issues relating to attention and concentration, so that is does not have a significant impact on daily li