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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

Feedback from parents

Quote Icon My grandson has a severe epileptic condition. He has Lennox Gaustaut syndrome and difficult to control seizures. He can have many seizures throughout day and night. He was attending a special needs school but when he became the age of 16-17 years they could not meet his medical needs or physical needs. It was discussed that he would benefit from going to Young Epilepsy. How lucky he is to go there. It is an absolute school of excellence. He does and goes places that I never thought he would do. The heads, the teachers and all professional people are there to give and help with advice, care, and the vast experience of epilepsy. He cooks, swims, canoeing, archery and lots more. He is very happy and so am I. I do not worry about him as I have every confidence in everyone at the Young Epilepsy.
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