At Communicate we aim to improve social interaction and communication for children with learning disabilities and/or autism. We do this through fun, engaging and relaxing activities including arts and crafts, team games and physical activities. We choose activities that help to improve turn-taking abilities, attention and focus, listening skills and children’s abilities to follow instructions, share space and to have conversations. The Communicate project is designed to help children with learning disabilities and/or autism to engage in interactions and communications which they may usually find challenging.
Each week we have a break time, where we offer drinks, fruit, toast and crumpets. Children queue up and ask for their snack and drink. We ask that parents remain in the parents’ room during this time, as this is also an important opportunity to support and develop communication and social interaction.