A day at TRACKS
Each day your child will be welcomed to TRACKS by our specially trained and dedicated team who will always join them for a period of free-play. The children have access to toys which are appropriate for all developmental levels. We have a calming sensory room and art room. KASPAR the robot will be available to play and key workers ensure that favourite toys are already set up and ready to go!
The timetable is displayed in symbols at a child's eye-level to support children in understanding what is going to happen next.
At TRACKS we follow the TEACCH approach, chosing motivating table-top activities adapated for each individual child which have a clear beginning and end point to foster a sense of achievement. This is also the point in the day when children take part in seasonal craft activities as well as the opportunity to use touch screen computers and iPads..
The it's time for the children to wash hands and sit together at the table for a healthy snack. The children are supported in using picture cards to chose and request fruit, a healthy-choice biscuit and a drink before heading outside for playtime with our wide selection of outdoor play equipment.
This is followed by Sensory Circuits which involves a series of activities which help to alert, organise and then relax the senses of the children so that they are ready to take part in a group activity we call 'Look' or Intensive Interaction. It is a successful, adult-led activity to promote joint attention. It encourages the children to make choices and to sit beside their peers.
Now it's song-time, a story and the 'good-bye' song; each child is sung to individually before they are collected by parents and carers. Our staff will always make time to talk with you about what your child has been doing; any achievements and 'wow' moments. All staff note down observations about progress which will go towards each child's Learning Journey and Individual Education Plan.
See you next time!
Intensive Interaction with all the children each session.
Our activities are really interesting and help the children to concentrate!