ALP Nuneaton’s Commitment to Enhancing Learner Communication and Wellbeing Through AAC and Speech Support

At ALP Nuneaton we recognise how important it is to support our learners to communicate as effectively as possible with others. Enabling a learner to reach their full potential in their communication will positively impact on their learning, behaviour, relationships and most importantly their wellbeing. 

At ALP Nuneaton we can support learners who have difficulty in their understanding and use of spoken language, speech sound production and fluency. Communication needs can also include aspects that do not involve language, such as attention and listening, social interaction, play and non-verbal communication. We embed Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) into the daily school routine alongside spoken language, to enable more opportunities for communication. Some examples are Makaton signing, communication books, Aided Language Displays, Now/next boards and Objects of Reference.

Jessica Harris is a Speech and Language Therapist employed by ALP Nuneaton since September 2023; She is providing universal and specialist support to our learners. Jessica is working with staff to ensure our school is a ‘Communication Friendly Environment,’ using evidence-based approaches and resources to support each learner’s individual communication needs.