Greenhall Nursery

and Little Learners

Children at the Playground

Total Communication Approach


Total Communication Approach

At Greenhall, we recognise the importance of developing children's communication skills and providing each of our pupils with a 'voice.' We want to create an inclusive environment where all communication methods are accepted and built upon - we are laying the foundations for later learning! 


We have established a 'Total Communication' approach that incorporates speech, body language and facial expressions, Makaton signing, symbol use, use of objects of reference and switches. This will enable us to create an inclusive environment that recognises and celebrates the individual.


Staff have a wide range of knowledge, expertise and skills. Staff training has included in PODD, Makaton, PECS, objects of reference and SENSE Intervenor training.