Date
01 April 2020

Support social interaction

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Key areas to support’

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Approaches to support social skills

Approaches to support social skills

Professor Amanda Kirby describes how to help children with social and communication skills.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/i-WyTh32-8Y

Plan for successful transitions

Plan for successful transitions

Plan ahead for students changing schools, moving on to secondary school or leaving school.

  • Ask the student about their concerns and their ideas about the best ways to support their transition.
  • Talk to the learning support coordinator at the new school to find out about the learning environments they will be moving to.
  • Give the student the opportunity to spend time in their new school, meeting their teachers and other students and visiting the classrooms where they will work.
  • If the student would find it helpful, work with the new school to introduce them to a buddy to support the transition.
  • Support students to practise the skills needed for job interviews.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Social story creator & library

Publisher: TouchAutism

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File

Developmental apraxia of speech and developmental verbal dyspraxia: The mystery of the minimally and/or non-verbal child

Read time: 3 min

Publisher: dysTalk Limited

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Key areas to support”:

Return to the guide “Dyspraxia and learning”

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