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Pre-school communication group for children with autism

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Weetwood Primary School

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Does your child have a diagnosis of autism, or you are awaiting a diagnosis but suspect they have autism? Would you like to empower your child to express their needs and be able to understand what you are saying to them?

True Colours will be running a communication group for preschool children, working with families to help build effective communication skills. Supporting you and your child to have a relationship where you can understand each other.

The group will begin with a one day training course for the parent (or other adult family member) who will be attending with your child. This will be an opportunity to explore what is communication, looking at the roles of both speaker and listener. We will also look at how we can support children with autism to communicate, including alternative means of communication, such as signing, PECS, apps and promoting verbal communication. We will also review effective strategies for teaching children with autism. We will also begin to explore what communication skills your child already has, and identifying goals for the group tailored to your child.

Following this introduction to communication, there will be a weekly session lasting two hours for six weeks. During this time you will be supported to practice with your child communication skills, which are individually tailored to their strengths and abilities. This will be done in collaboration with a member of True Colours team, and you will be supported in practicing these new skills. In addition to attending the sessions, you will be supported to find opportunities during the week to practice these skills with your child, and support other family members to do so also.






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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

To contact the organizer for this event please email admin@truecoloursbehaviour.co.uk, or call Krys on 07714 783012

What sort of skills will my child be learning at these sessions

This will depend very much on your child's current abilities, and preferred communication style. For example a non-verbal child with no means of asking for things may work on signing or PECS to request preferred items. A verbal child who is skilled in asking for what they want may work on asking for information, "such as when is X". A child who is able to follow simple instructions may work on following more complex instructions, whereas a child who doesnt follow instructions would work on following simple requests.

Would I be apart of setting the goals for my child

Yes!! You will collaborate with a member of the True Colours team in identifying goals that are appropriate for your child's current skill levels and would help improve their communication.

What if I can't come every week

When booking a place, you have a space at each session. We would recommend you come every week as this will give you opportunities for coaching on supporting your child's development and reviewing their progress and introducing new goals. However, we understand their are lots of pressures on people's time, if you can't come one week, we'll look forward to seeing you the following week.

How do I reserve a place

You can reserve a place either by booking it through eventbrite or emailing admin@truecoloursbehaviour.co.uk. Your place can be reserved for £50 deposit and the full amount should be paid by 1 week before the group commences.

Can more than one adult family member attend the introduction day?

Yes. Please email admin@truecoloursbehaviour.co.uk to let us know.

Can I bring other children with me to the sessions?

Unfortunately as during these sessions you will be focusing on helping your child develop their communication skills, alongside other parents with their children, therefore it will not be possible to bring other children.


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