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Total communication

One of the many things that sets us aside from other schools is our multi-disciplinary approach. The children that come to St Piers have a range of disabilities, and only by being flexible is it possible to treat each child as an individual.

For us, communication is one of the most important skills we can help our pupils develop. It’s central to their psychological, social and emotional well being, not to mention academic progress.

To do this, we use an approach called ‘total communication’. This involves looking at each child’s individual needs and using any method of communication available to supplement speech – from Signalong and pictorial references, to objects of reference and symbols.

By encouraging our pupils to communicate in this way, we are able to help them express themselves and, in doing so, unlock a barrier that many of them have faced for years.

Intensive interaction

For children who experience more severe and profound learning difficulties, our intensive interaction sessions help to improve communication and engagement.

Learn more about intensive interaction

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Quote Icon I feel very fortunate that my son is able to go to St. Piers. He is given every opportunity to become confident and stimulated so that learning is fun. More importantly he is able to express his thoughts and feelings which make him feel he “belongs”, in a world where kids often feel “left out".
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