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Placement at the Seashell Trust


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Emily describes her experience of working at the Seashell Trust in Manchester.

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Placement at the Seashell Trust

  1. 1. (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  2. 2. “Our children, young people and adults have a combination of one or more of the following: a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment, autism, physical disability and profound and multiple learning difficulties. All our children and young people have some degree of learning disability and, critically, all of them have little or no ability to communicate” (Seashell Trust, 2013) (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  3. 3. (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  4. 4. Communication • British Sign Language • PEC’s • Widgits • Olfaction (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  5. 5. Sign Language • All staff are taught how to sign • All staff and students who can sign are encouraged to at all times. (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  6. 6. PEC’s • ‘PECS begins by teaching an individual to give a picture of a desired item to a “communicative partner?, who immediately honors the exchange as a request. The system goes on to teach discrimination of pictures and how to put them together in sentences. In the more advanced phases, individuals are taught to answer questions and to comment’ (PECS. 2012. Online). (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  7. 7. Widgits • ‘Widgit produce a wide range of symbolsupported learning materials and symbol stories, including extensive topic-based packs 'ready to go' for special and mainstream education, developed by the Symbol Inclusion Project’ (Widgit, 2013. Online) (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  8. 8. • (Seashell Trust, 2013) • (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  9. 9. Olfaction • ‘Our students may be deaf, blind, have reduced tactile sensation, be unable to eat or even taste foods by mouth or be unable to participate in most vestibular and proprioceptive activities because of medical conditions like orthostatic hypotension or brittle bones. These means that the sense of smell may be the most powerful means of accessing our students skills’ (Blogspot, 2010) (Seashell Trust, 2013)
  10. 10. Seashell Trust The Seashell Trust is a fantastic organisation which a range of communication methods. The staff are successful in communicating with all students in their own individual ways.
  11. 11. References • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Blogspot. Learning through the olfactory sense. (2010). Online. [Accessed on 21.12.2013] [ Retrieved from] PECS. What is PECS?. (2012). Online. [Accessed on 20.12.2013] [ Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013). Welcome to Seashell Trust. Online. [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013).Creative Studies. Online. [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013). State of Independence. Online. . [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013).Leisure, Activities and Services. Online. [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013).What we do. Online. [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013).Life at Seashell. Online. [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Seashell Trust, (2013).Royal School Manchester. Online. [Accessed on 6.11.13][Retrieved from] Widgit. Widgit symbol resource packs. (2013). Online. [Accessed on 20.12.2013] [Retrieved from]