Communication and Interaction

Who receives this service?

The Service works with children and young people who have:

  • Significant delay in speech and language
  • Language, speech and communication disorder
  • Communication and social interaction difficulties
  • Pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

What does the service offer?

  • Ensures that the schools of Gwynedd and Anglesey have provision for children with communication and interaction needs in their schools
  • Ensures that there is specific guidance and training available for schools to plan effectively for pupils’ needs
  • Interventions tailored for pupils’ needs
  • A member of the team may come into the school to work for a specific time to train and share good practice in order to support the pupils to achieve targets.
  • Placement in a specialist centre if the needs meet with the access criteria.

 

Who's in the team?
Senior Specialist Teacher

Delyth Gibbard

Specialist Teachers

Iona Ceiriog

Nicola Hughes

Angharad Morris

Dwynwen Owen

Alyson Walsh

Rachel Luxton

Mai Williams

Senior Specialist Teaching Assistants

Siwan Roberts

Laura Myles Hughes

Nia Hughes

Specialist Teaching Assistants

Rhiannon Evans

Anwen Roberts

Manon Jones

Becca Wynne

Glenda Roberts

Karen Pritchard

Kelly Thomas

Sioned Mai Jennings

Anwen Edwards

Betsan E Davies

 

How can the service be accessed?

The school needs to make a referral to the Area Forum, if a pupil is to receive input from the Service.

Before making a referral it is important that every school has firstly acted at a school level e.g. through focus and target groups.  

 

What is the Educational Psychologist’s role?

 

What is the Quality Officer’s role?

 

What is the school’s role?

Every school is expected to offer opportunities to support and develop pupils’ communication and interaction skills.

The school should:

  • Establish systems to target individuals as required
  • Respond to the different levels of pupils’ needs by holding target groups
  • Use a screening tool to identify areas where individuals require additional support
  • Respond progressively to the needs of pupils by holding target groups
  • Develop a friendly and inclusive learning environment for individuals with communication and interaction difficulties
  • Develop an environment that allows time to develop suitable communication and interaction skills within the school day 

 

Who else can help?

www.ican.org.uk                                                                  

www.afasic.org.uk 

www.elklan.co.uk

www.autism.org.uk

www.asdinfowales.co.uk

 

What can you do at home?

  

Resources 

    • Name: Before words - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Cyn geiriau - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Bumpy speech - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Lleferydd anwastad - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Concentrating and listening - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Canolbwyntio a gwrando - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Getting rid of dummies - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Cael gwared ar ddymiau - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Helping your school age child - bumpy talking.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol - siarad herciog
    • Name: Helping your school age child put words together.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol i roi geiriau gyda'i gilydd
    • Name: Helping your school age child to interact with others.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol i ryngweithio a phobl eraill
    • Name: Helping your school age child to listen.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol i wrando
    • Name: Helping your school age child to understand and use words.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol ddeall a defnyddio geiriau
    • Name: Helping your school age child to understand what you say.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol ddeall beth rydych chi’n ddweud
    • Name: Helping your school age child with speech sounds.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help primary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol - lleferydd
    • Name: Helping your secondary school age child to develop their vocabulary.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help secondary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oedran ysgol uwchradd i ddatblygu ei eirfa
    • Name: Helping your secondary school age child to explain and tell stories.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help secondary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oedran ysgol uwchradd i egluro ac adrodd storiau
    • Name: Helping your secondary school age child to interact with others.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These sheets contain practical advice with ideas for games and activities to help secondary school children practise and develop their skills in a fun way. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Helpu eich plentyn oedran ysgol uwchradd i ryngweithio ag eraill
    • Name: Improving poor motor skills - Handy Hints.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: A series of quick and easy guides to helping children and young people with speech and language impairments. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Gwella sgiliau echddygol gwael - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol
    • Name: Improving the making of sounds - Handy Hints.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: A series of quick and easy guides to helping children and young people with speech and language impairments. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Gwella sgiliau gwneud synau - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol
    • Name: Other language related skills - Handy Hints.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: A series of quick and easy guides to helping children and young people with speech and language impairments. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Sgiliau eraill sy'n gysylltiedig ag iaith - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol
    • Name: Play - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Chwarae - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Recognising a possible difficulty-impairment, when to be concerned - Handy Hints.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: A series of quick and easy guides to helping children and young people with speech and language impairments. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Nodi anhawster-nam posibl Pryd y dylech bryderu - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol
    • Name: Understanding language - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Deall iaith - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Use of words - Handy Hints.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: A series of quick and easy guides to helping children and young people with speech and language impairments. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Defnyddio geririau - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol
    • Name: Using words and talking - Help at home.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: These ‘help at home’ fact sheets are aimed at parents with young children. They contain useful practical advice with games and activities to help children develop skills and language. Produced by Afasic Cymru.
    • Welsh version: Defnyddio geiriau a siarad - Cymorth Gartref
    • Name: Cael gwared ar ddymiau - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Getting rid of dummies - Help at home
    • Name: Canolbwyntio a gwrando - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Concentrating and listening - Help at home
    • Name: Chwarae - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Play - Help at home
    • Name: Cyn geiriau - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Before words - Help at home
    • Name: Deall iaith - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Understanding language - Help at home
    • Name: Defnyddio geiriau a siarad - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Using words and talking - Help at home
    • Name: Defnyddio geririau - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Cyfres o ganllawiau hawdd a chyflym – gydag awgrymiadau a chyngor ymarferol – i helpu plant a phobl ifanc sydd ag anghenion lleferydd, iaith a chyfathrebu. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Use of words - Handy Hints
    • Name: Gwella sgiliau echddygol gwael - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Cyfres o ganllawiau hawdd a chyflym – gydag awgrymiadau a chyngor ymarferol – i helpu plant a phobl ifanc sydd ag anghenion lleferydd, iaith a chyfathrebu. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Improving poor motor skills - Handy Hints
    • Name: Gwella sgiliau gwneud synau - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Cyfres o ganllawiau hawdd a chyflym – gydag awgrymiadau a chyngor ymarferol – i helpu plant a phobl ifanc sydd ag anghenion lleferydd, iaith a chyfathrebu. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Improving the making of sounds - Handy Hints
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol - lleferydd.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru
    • English version: Helping your school age child with speech sounds
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol - siarad herciog.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Helping your school age child - bumpy talking
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol ddeall a defnyddio geiriau.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Helping your school age child to understand and use words
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol ddeall beth rydych chi’n ddweud.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Helping your school age child to understand what you say
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol i roi geiriau gyda'i gilydd.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Helping your school age child put words together
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol i ryngweithio a phobl eraill.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Helping your school age child to interact with others
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oed ysgol i wrando.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol gynradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Helping your school age child to listen
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oedran ysgol uwchradd i ddatblygu ei eirfa.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol uwchradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru
    • English version: Helping your secondary school age child to develop their vocabulary
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oedran ysgol uwchradd i egluro ac adrodd storiau.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol uwchradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru
    • English version: Helping your secondary school age child to explain and tell stories
    • Name: Helpu eich plentyn oedran ysgol uwchradd i ryngweithio ag eraill.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni a gofalwyr plant oed ysgol uwchradd. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol gyda syniadau ar gyfer gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ymarfer a datblygu eu medrau mewn ffordd llawn hwyl. Adnodd Afasic Cymru
    • English version: Helping your secondary school age child to interact with others
    • Name: Lleferydd anwastad - Cymorth Gartref.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae’r taflenni gwybodaeth ‘cymorth gartref’ hyn wedi’u bwriadu ar gyfer rhieni sydd â phlant bach. Cynnwys cyngor ymarferol defnyddiol gyda gemau a gweithgareddau i helpu plant ddatblygu iaith a medrau. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Bumpy speech - Help at home
    • Name: Nodi anhawster-nam posibl Pryd y dylech bryderu - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Cyfres o ganllawiau hawdd a chyflym – gydag awgrymiadau a chyngor ymarferol – i helpu plant a phobl ifanc sydd ag anghenion lleferydd, iaith a chyfathrebu. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Recognising a possible difficulty-impairment, when to be concerned - Handy Hints
    • Name: Sgiliau eraill sy'n gysylltiedig ag iaith - Awgrymiadau Defnyddiol.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Cyfres o ganllawiau hawdd a chyflym – gydag awgrymiadau a chyngor ymarferol – i helpu plant a phobl ifanc sydd ag anghenion lleferydd, iaith a chyfathrebu. Adnodd Afasic Cymru.
    • English version: Other language related skills - Handy Hints