Curriculum – Key Skills

There are also 4 areas of key skills that are explicitly taught through each faculty of learning focussing on developing effective communication, positive behaviour, functional movement and thinking & problem solving skills which are inter-transactional and foundational for life-long learning.

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Behaviour & Awareness
  • To interact appropriately with others & their environment.
  • To develop more effective executive functioning skills; working memory, attention, emotional awareness, task initiation and completion, planning, organising and flexibility.
  • To learn positive appropriate behaviours and understand that all behaviours have natural consequences.
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Communication & Language
  • To understand and be understood.
  • To enhance their ability to communicate in a functional way in their environment & to become successful communicators with others.
  • To make sense of their world, both in understanding and expressing their wishes, needs and emotions.
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Movement & Co-ordination
  • Be active and interactive.
  • Developing spacial awareness when moving, co-ordinating and controlling small and large movements.
  • Use tools and equipment effectively, communication when help is needed.
  • Playing co-operatively and making healthy choices.
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Thinking Skills & Problem Solving
  • To learn and manage information by sequencing, ordering, classifying, comparing, predicting and understanding cause and effect.
  • To be curious, observing, asking questions and solving problems.
  • To learn alongside and with others, actively listen, share opinions and participate.