St Peter's Catholic

Primary School

"Loved by Jesus, we love, we learn, we live and grow together for Him"

Communication and Interaction

Communication and Interaction


Children and young people who find it difficult with interacting with the people and world around them.


Some of the things children and young people with these difficulties might find difficult are:

  • Talking to other adults and or children and young people, especially when in a group
  • Talking about a topic they haven’t chosen to talk about


  • Making friends or keeping a friend for a long time


  • Following rules made by someone else


  • Dealing with changes in the way they usually do things


  • Dealing with noises, smells or other sensations around them


  • Saying the things they are thinking


  • Understanding what other people mean when they are talking


Examples of support available in our school


  • Teachers change what they are teaching or the way to help the child or young people learn more with the rest of the class


  • Use support programmes especially made to help the child or young person to build communication and interaction skills


  • Use things in the classroom to help the child or young person understand or deal with things that are happening (for example visual timetables, task boards, social stories)


  • Get advice from professionals and specialist staff trained in school to give advice to adults working with the child or young people


  • Individual Pupil Profiles so that all staff are aware of what works well with individual children


How we check it is working

  • Observations of the child or young person to see if they are communicating or interacting differently


  • Look at the targets set to see if the child or young person has achieved them


  • Talk to adults who have worked with the child or young person


  • Talk to parents


  • Talk to the child or young person