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Students look at how to break down barriers to effective communication

Year 12 students visited a class in our Designated Special Provision (DSP) to look at how barriers to effective communication can be overcome.

Year 12 students visited a class in our Designated Special Provision (DSP) to look at how barriers to effective communication can be overcome.

During the session Year 12 students who are starting their first Health and Social Care unit looked at the barriers to effective communication, such as poor speech and deafness, and how these can be overcome.

The students from the DSP shared their different communication aids and demonstrated how they help them to communicate in school. 

Year 12 student Chloe Hill said: β€œThere are far more methods of communicating than I thought and lots of different tools for overcoming the barriers.”

Class teacher Kim Isaksen said: β€œThe experience allowed Year 12 students to experience real communication difficulties, identify the impact these have in the classroom and start to develop strategies for effective communication in a range of health and social care environments.”