Getting it Right for Your Children at Primary School
Kenwick School offers two different programs to primary school aged students.
TEACCH – Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication – Handicapped Children. This program focuses on developing independence skills in students. Visual supports are used to make the sequence of daily activities predictable and understandable.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to aide communication. Students learn to work cooperatively in small groups and an emphasis is placed on developing social skills in our students.
Sensory Stimulation Programs – Teachers work closely with Therapy Focus to provide therapy programs designed to suit the needs of individual students.Programs include speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy programs. Programs have also been designed to provide sensory stimulation for students in the areas of visual, auditory and tactile stimulation.
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to aide communication, along with the use of communication devices such as BIGmacks, Light Writers, Go Talks, jelly been switches and head switches.