Speech and Language Therapy.

The ability to communicate is fundamental to everyone’s lives.  Challenging behaviour may result from deficits in effective communication and adaptive life skills; we therefore seek to address such deficits through facilitating the development of functional communication and life skills. These aspects of development are core to each pupil’s individualised learning programme.

The photos demonstrate some of the speech and language techniques that are used at Quest.

  • Oral Placement Therapy: As part of speech and language therapy, is the use of an Oral Placement Approach. Aspects of the oral placement approach may involve tools (such as straws, vibration and bite blocks) that are used in the mouth and a direct hands on face tactile cueing.
  • Cued articulation: A tactile approach that uses touch cues to a pupil’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence.
  • PECS: Some pupils use PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), whereby they exchange a symbol or symbols to communicate.
  • Proloquo2go: This is a system like PECS but uses a device with speech output.

    

Children in Need 2019

Today, the pupils have been taking part in fundraising for Children in Need. They could wear their own clothes for a £1 donation, some even came in fancy dress. They have attended a danceathon, had a cake sale and had an assembly learning about the charity of Children in Need.  We will let you know next week how much money we raised.  Many thanks for everyone’s generous donations.

  

 

Remembrance Day.

Today, we remembered those who have lost their lives for us fighting for our country in wars.  We had a two minute silence at 11am.  The pupils have made a remembrance board in honour of this. #lestweforget.

The London Skyline

The pupils have been learning about skylines in their art lessons.  Some of them have created the London skyline by choosing some of London’s’ iconic buildings as well as the time of day as the back drop for their picture.

French Theme Day

The pupils have had a French Theme Day today.  They have taken part in a range of French themed activities such as making an Eiffel Tower picture, decorating a French flag and explored different French words.  They also tried some French cuisine.

 

 

World Mental Health Day

Here at Quest the mental health and well being of our staff is paramount. We are proud of our supportive culture, robust Mental Health and Well being Policy and the comprehensive range of external support provided by our Employee Assistance Provider –  Health Assured.

 

Teston Country Park.

This afternoon, some of the pupils went to Teston Country Park.  They explored Teston Lock and looked at different natural objects around the country park. They ended off the trip by testing their physical skills on the climbing equipment.