This week, we have created some ideas and activities for working language, interaction and communication skills into your daily routines. We have also put together a resource pack on sensory processing.
Speech and Language Therapy
Routines and activities you do every day with your child provide a wonderful opportunity to help your child develop their language, interaction and communication skills. Working on speech and language skills during daily routines will allow you to work on these skills without having to make any drastic changes to your routines and it will also help your child generalise these skills more quickly. We have put together some activities and visuals to help children of different ages do simple baking activities such as ‘Making Chocolate Rice Krispy Buns’ and ‘Making Banana Bread’. You can choose any activity, or daily routine you like (different examples outlined in document). The simple tips and strategies outlined in the document can be easily integrated into any activity or routine you do with your child.
Daily Routines and Activities to develop language, communication and interaction
For some children the ability to take in (receive) information through our senses, sort it out (interpret), process it (organise) and make use of this information from the world may be different to others. This resource is designed to help you become your child’s detective, to identify the senses affected and to identify whether they are under active or over active. It offers practical suggestions on different activities for alerting and calming these senses.
Sensory Processing – A Parent and Family Guide
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or learning disabilities can sometimes engage in behaviour that can be difficult to manage, such as
aggressive behaviour. This can be due to difficulties they may have in expressing feelings such as anger, frustration, fear or anxiety, or it may relate to times when they experience sensory “overload”. The Psychology Department have put together some strategies on how to support children who present with aggressive or self-injurious behaviour, and how to support children who have “meltdowns
Strategies for reducing challenging behaviour
Managing Aggressive Behaviour