My child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction.

This can include:

  • Understanding language.
  • Using language.
  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people.
  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay.
  • Stammering – advice given to families about how to access support from outside agencies.

What can St Lawrence offer?

All students at St Lawrence can access

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
  • Visual aids and timetables to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.

Support for targeted groups of students may include

  • Assessment and identification of language need and feedback to parents and staff.
  • SULP (Social Use Of Language Programme)
  • Barrier games
  • In-class Teaching Assistant support in some lessons
  • Assessment and identification of language need and feedback to parents and staff.
  • Small group sessions in the Communication Centre with specialist teacher/Teaching Assistant/Speech and Language Therapist Modules include; vocabulary, inference and deduction and language building blocks.
  • Pre and post Module skills assessment and results.
  • Post module feedback to student, parents and staff.
  • In-class Teaching Assistant support in some lessons.

Targeted individual support may include

  • 1:1 session with a speech and language therapist.
  • 1:1 sessions with other specialist staff in the school, linked to other needs on ECHP (e.g. Social Stories)
  • Individual use of PECS or Communicate In Print
  • Lego Therapy
  • Individual workstations in class
  •  Individual teaching assistant support in some lessons.
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly)
  • Exam access arrangements.


*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.