Learners on this pathway have a range of profound and complex needs. All have physical difficulties linked to a combination of other profound difficulties such as cognitive processing needs, sensory impairments and complex medical needs. These learners will rely on facial expressions, vocal sounds, body language and exhibit a range of behaviours to communicate.
The Belonging pathway focusses on the early communication, physical, social and emotional and cognitive skills that are the foundation of learning. It places high importance on sensory stimulation for a child’s development and the need for sensory and multi-sensory approaches to learning (utilising visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile and kinaesthetic activities). It supports the learner’s development by employing appropriate approaches that take account of their emotional well-being and levels of engagement.
The Belonging pathway is delivered via themed learning; a range of therapeutic interventions; and sensory stimulation.
Please see the document below to find out more about how we support our Learners on the belonging pathway at New Siblands.