This strand aims to support all schools to access online Quality First Teaching sessions as well as an introduction to Total Communication. Through the ECASS website, it offers a bank of strategies which schools can access to support all areas of communication needs across both primary and secondary schools.

Universal Offer:

  • Quality First Teaching Strategies online training session (EYFS, Primary and Secondary sessions).
  • An Introduction to Total Communication – Online Training Session
  • Bank of strategies to support all areas of SLCN – accessible via ECASS website
  • Skills for Living & Learning – Secondary Schools
  • Early Writing Skills for Pupils with SLCN
  • Handwriting Skills for Pupils with SLCN


Interventions the ECASS team can help with:

Bespoke training tailored to school need & follow up. See targeted intervention menu below:

Attention & Listening

Quality First Teaching Strategies, Attention Autism (Bucket Time and Shower Curtain)

Language Understanding

Quality First Teaching Strategies, Colourful Semantics, Blanks Levels of Questioning, Language for Thinking, Word Aware, Social Stories, Makaton, Knowledge Organisers, Vocabulary Intervention (Vicky Joffe)

Expressive & Oral Language

Quality First Teaching Strategies, Shape Coding, Colourful Semantics, Talking Mats, Vocabulary Intervention (Vicky Joffe), External Agencies to support Oracy such as Debate Mate & Makaton

Social Communication

Quality First Teaching Strategies, Circle of Friends (Primary) and My Friends (Secondary), Talk About, Comic Strip Conversations, Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking

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