As we are looking to return to school, we thought this social story may take away some of the anxieties the children may be feeling. I hope it helps.
CORONA VIRUS SOCIAL STORY AND WASHING OUR HANDS VISUAL. Some resources have been made up in light of our current health situation. Hopefully reading this social story with your child, will help to reduce any anxieties which may be rising among them. If there is anything else I can do to help in this situation, please get in touch with school.
Now that we are all facing social distancing and lock down, an additional social story has been made to try and explain this very challenging situation to the children.
Now we know that school will be opening on Wednesday 02nd September 2020, we thought it might be helpful to have a visual social story to look through.
Springwell School Speech Therapy Assistant
Just a quick message to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about what I do in school.
My name is Cheryl DeCosemo. After working in Springwell School for 8 years as a Teaching Assistant, the opportunity for me to train as a Speech Therapy Assistant became available, and I haven't looked back since. That was 6 years ago now.
My role in school is to liaise with parents and carers, teachers, teaching assistants, NHS speech therapists and any other professionals who may be involved with the child.
I currently have many children on my case load. I see children on a 1-1 basis, group therapy and whole class sessions.
These sessions are structured around the assessments which the child's NHS therapist has carried out.
I try to make each session fun and engaging, no matter what my objectives are. This way the children are eager to join in and learn new strategies to help them with their communication and understanding, without realising.
At the moment my sessions include:
* two focused communication groups
* one peer communication group, which two classes participate in
* two sensory groups
* 1-1 therapy
* three ASD communication groups
* communication aid support around school
* Makaton signing support around school
* Lego therapy
* The Listening Programm
* staff training in Makaton, Eye Gaze, Communicate in Print
* make resources for school, as well as for in the home
and more to be added in September.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on the school number 01429 280600
I will always try my best to help.
One afternoon every week I get to spend the afternoon with the amazing pupils and staff in Caimen Class.
I plan a variety of different exciting activities for the children to take part in which enables them to build their skills in areas such as answering questions/asking questions, problem solving, taking turns, attending to an activity which was chosen by a peer, requesting objects, following instructions and much much more.
WE TALK MAKATON
We try to use Makaton signing as often as we possibly can, as it is a great form of communication.
We signed up to the 'sign of the week' programme which is supplied by the We Talk Makaton charity.
Each week the staff and children will be shown the sign of the week and we all try to use it as much as possible...
Monday 13th July 2020. This weeks sign is 'love'.
Monday 6th July 2020. This weeks sign is 'rainbow'.
Thursday 02nd July. This weeks sing and sign is 'Old McDonald had a farm'.
Monday 29th June 2020. This weeks sign of the week is 'together'.
Thursday 25th June 2020. This weeks sing and sign 'Dingle Dangle Scarecrow'.
Monday 22nd June 2020. This weeks sign is 'to help'.
Thursday 18th June 2020. Our sign challenge this week are the days of the week.
Monday 15th June 2020. This weeks sign is 'people'.
This weeks we have got the Hungry Caterpillar story to enjoy.
Please visit You Tube httpa://youtu.be/i2haHfcbt0Q
Monday 08th June 2020. This weeks sign is 'football'.
Thursday 04th June 2020.
Visit youtube address https://youtu.be/EjY-M1m5Pl0 to sing and sign 'Miss Polly had a dolly'with Mr Tumble.
Monday 01st June 2020. This weeks sign is 'music'.
Thursday 28th May 2020. Today I wanted to test you all a little bit. This week you will be learning animal signs with Mr Tumble. Visit https://youtu.be/kW9OZwgQpWA
Can you remember any different animals from the Dear Zoo book from last week?
Monday 25th May 2020. This weeks sign is 'celebrate'.
Thursday 21st May 2020. I have chose a book for you to sign along to today. It's one of my favourites.
Visit https://youtu.be/XoHn8rLj9pc and enjot the book Dear Zoo.
Monday 18th May 2020. This weeks sign is 'careful'.
Thursday 14th May 2020. Visit https://youtu.be/Jysq3gdODJY and have a try at singing and signing along with Mr Tumble and learn the Friends Song.
Monday 11th May 2020. This weeks sign is 'museum'.
Thursday 7th May 2020. This weeks sing and sign song is 'If your happy and you know it'.
Monday 04th May 2020. This weeks sign is 'dinosaur'.
Thursday 30th April 2020.
I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping smiling.
I have chose a beautiful song for you all to sing and sign along to.
Please video you and you family signing and send them into Dani so that we can pop them onto our school pages. It will be lovely to see you all as we are missing you all so much.
Monday 27th April 2020. This weeks sign is 'zebra'.
Thursday 23rd April 2020. Here is this weeks sing and sign task. I hope everyone is enjoying these little songs.
Monday 20th April 2020. This weeks sign is ' to ride a bike'.
Thursday 16th April 2020. This weeks sing and sign song is '5 little ducks'.
Monday 13th April 2020. This weeks sign is 'games console'.
Thursday 9th April 2020. This weeks sing and sign song is '5 in the bed'.
Monday 6th April 2020. This weeks sign is 'tissue'.
Thursday 02nd April 2020. I've chose this song because there is a horse in the song giving us more opportunity to practice the sign 'horse'.
Monday 06th April 2020. The sign of the week is 'tissue'
Monday 30th March 2020. This weeks sign is 'horse'.
Thursday 26th March 2020. As we are spending some time at home I thought it might be fun and pass a little time learning some new songs to sign along to. I will post a different song every Thursday for you to have a go at. HAVE FUN EVERYONE.
Monday 23rd March 2020. This weeks sign is 'coffee shop'.
Monday 16th March 2020. This weeks sign is 'sensory room'.
Monday 09th March. This weeks sign is 'rabbit'.
Monday 02nd March 2020. This weeks sign is 'story'.
Monday 24th February 2020. This weeks sign is 'pancake'.
Monday 17th February 2020. This weeks sign is 'friends'.
Monday 10th February 2020. The sign of the week is chocolate.
Monday 03rd February 2020. This weeks sign is 'family'.
Monday 27th January 2020. This weeks sigh is 'rugby'.
Monday 20th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'dragon'.
Monday 13th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'to run'.
Monday 06th January 2020. This weeks sign is 'healthy'.
COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS.
Each day there will be a different sign for us all to try and share.
Keep checking in.
Here is one of our favourite Christmas songs to sign along to. If you would like any more please don't hesitate to give school a call and request it. HAPPY SINGING AND SIGNING EVERYONE.
Danielle, one of Springwell School's Family Support Workers has requested one of her favourite Christmas songs. Thank you Dani.
Thursday 19th December 2019. Today SignOutLoud and Unique Kidz and Co sing and sign Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. To watch theis please visit www.wetalkmakaton.org
Wednesday 18th December 2019. Today Orchard Brae School sing Rocking around the Christmas Tree. To watch this, visit www.wetalkmakaton.org
Tuesday 17th December 2019. Today's sign is 'sleigh'.
Monday 16th December 2019. Today is DJ Jay singing and signing Rewrite the Stars. You can watch this by visiting www.wetalkmakaton.org
Sunday 15th December 2019. Today's sign is 'star'.
Saturday 14th December. Today's sign is 'elf'
Thursday 12th December 2019. Today East SILC John Jamieson School & Technology College sing and sign Twelve Days of Christmas. To watch the video please go to www.wetalkmakaton.org
Wednesday 11th December 2019. Today's sign is 'Mince Pie'.
Tuesday 10th December 2019. Today The Castle School sing and sign 'Wonderful Christmas Time'. You can watch the performance by visiting wetalkmakaton.org
Monday 09th December 2019. Today The Rashid Centre and Jumeirah Primary School sing and sigh 'Here Comes Santa Claus'.
Sunday 08th December 2019. Todays sign is 'Merry Christmas'.
Saturday 07th December 2019. Todays sign is 'Christmas Tree'.
Friday 06th December 2019. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust sing and sign Silent Night. To watch this and join in, visit wetalkmakaton.org
Thursday 05th December 2019. Today's signing is also a song. The First Noel sang and signed by A Show Of Hands. To watch the video go to www.wetalkmakaton.org
Wednesday 04th December 2019. Today's signing is a song performed by Castle Hill School staff. It's called "Five Brown Reindeers Pulling Santa's Sleigh". If you would like to watch it, go to www.wetalkmakaton.org
Tuesday 03rd December 2019. Today's sign is... Jingle bells.
Monday 02nd December 2019. Todays sign is...toys.
Monday 25th November 2019. This weeks sign is...December
Monday 18th November 2019. This weeks sign is...to wait.
Monday 11th November. This weeks sign is...soldier.
Monday 04th November. This weeks sign is...Guy Fawkes.
Monday 28th October. This weeks sign is...November.
Monday 21st October 2019. This weeks sign is...HEDGEHOG.
Monday 14th October 2019. This weeks sign is...LEAF
Monday 7th October. This weeks sign is...LIGHTHOUSE
2/10/19 - Communication Group: Caimans and Pandas.
4/9/19 - Communication Group with Caimans and Panda Class - Each week Caimans will be joined by Panda class to take part in games and activities to enhance our communication skills.