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How We Communicate

Communicating with Children 

There a range of different ways in which we aid communication with our children. 


Individual Visual Schedules

Each child has their own visual schedule with symbols or objects to show show them where they are going and what activity they are doing throughout the day.


Now and Next Boards

Children use a 'Now and Next' board when they are working. This allows them to see what is happening in order. We allow the children to make a choice about what/where they will go next, so that they know once they have completed their task they get to participate in a fun activity of their choice. This helps to motivate children and reduce their anxiety. 


Widget Symbols

Widget symbols are used extensively to support children's understanding of language (receptive language) and how children use words to express themselves (expressive communication) in The Zen Den 


If you would like more information about how we communicate then please speak to Ms Reilly.  We will be happy to provide you with more information.