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William Cobbett Primary School


  • Jump Ahead- A gross and fine motor programme that works on developing balance and coordination, pencil control, visual discrimination and other key skills 
  • Fine Motor Skills- Adapted for individual children, fine motor skills development programme for developing pencil control and cutting skills
  • Assertive Mentoring- Curriculum based gap task teaching
  • Zones of Regulation- A programme developed by Occupational Therapists that supports children to develop awareness of emotions and feelings, what can affect our moods and self-regulation strategies
  • Comprehension- Reading for Meaning- This programme works with the Blanks Levels of questioning to develop comprehension and higher level thinking skills
  • Social Thinking (Social Skills)- A programme developed by Speech and Language Therapists, to enable children to recognise expected and unexpected behaviours in different situations and appropriate interactions
  • Food Explorers (Sensory food group)- A highly individualised session for children with specific sensory aversions linked to food and smell
  • Auditory Memory- Developed to enable children to learn and use strategies that help them actively focus and remember
  • A is for Autism- Some of our children struggle with their self-esteem and this programme focuses on helping them develop self-awareness and recognise strengths in their abilities
  • Sensory Circuits- We do this every morning- A sensory and physical development opportunity that enables the children to self-regulate and get their bodies ready for the day
  • TEACCH- A specific ASC approach to learning, enabling children to become more independent in their learning through visual and highly structured tasks
  • Attention Autism (Bucket)- Developed for children that have attention and listening difficulties to enable them to build their attention, share attention, develop turn taking skills and independent learning
  • Speech and Language- Individualised for each child to enable them to develop skills such as their speech sound production, language, understanding of concepts and social interaction
  • Occupational Therapy- Provided by an outside specialist who works closely with the Centre team to build in strategies and individualised programmes for children with sensory processing difficulties and for those children who have difficulties with planning, coordination and strength
  • Mindfulness/ Yoga- Self-awareness and calming is a big focus in the Centre. Children need to be able to self-regulate and manage their emotions to be in the 'green zone'- ready to learn. This helps self-awareness and promotes positive mental health
  • Makaton- Lots of our children benefit from using signing to support their understanding of key words and concepts
  • Narrative Therapy- A speech and language approach to asking and answering questions about stories, building up understanding of who, where, what happened and when so that they are then able to write stories
  • Developing Written Language Skills-Lots of our children find writing really tricky. This programme provides symbol support to building and writing sentences. The children then develop their skills so the sentences become more complex and they also develop their handwriting and grammar skills
  • Emotional Literacy- This is individualised to meet child need. This might be if a child is having a particular tricky time with something or a general support programme to support them emotionally
  • Construction Therapy- Small group sessions to enable children to use their love of small building blocks, to build social interaction skills by developing listening skills, giving instructions and problem solving
  • Language For Thinking- This programme enables children to develop inference and deduction skills so that they gain higher level language skills
  • Colourful Semantics- A programme using colours linked to nouns, verbs and adjectives to enable children to develop their writing skills
  • Therapeutic Art- For selected children that are experiencing difficulties at home, school or that we may have mental health concerns around. These sessions are delivered 1:1 with a specialist Therapeutic Artist