The speech therapist collaborates with the programme implementers and carers to implement developmentally appropriate classroom activities within the daily class programme that encourage language and communication skills. There is also a dedicated speech therapy room to conduct individual sessions for learners using aac (augmentative and alternative communication) as well as to address the specific speech and language delays of learners who are able to speak.
The sensory room is a quiet space to relax with soft music, coloured lighting and temperature controlled air conditioning. Different textures can be felt on the sensory wall for Sensory integration. Children are brought into the sensory room for relaxation time.
The calming and stimulating benefits of gardening shouldn’t be underrated. As just having an outside space that children can go to does wonders for their mind, body and spirit. It’s no secret being out in the great outdoors is good for your health, but it also has significant benefits for children with developmental conditions. The sensory garden is a calm space where they can freely explore their senses without becoming overwhelmed.