Communication – Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

Welcome to our Communication page where you will find lots of information about the work that our Speech and Language Therapists do at School.


Meet our Speech and Language Therapists:


Katrina graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and has since then gained experience across a range of primary schools including mainstream, SEMH, ASD, and Social Communication difficulties. She has also conducted work and created visual resources to support people with learning disabilities and/or who are vulnerable for the Scottish Justice System. She enjoys working across all ages and finds it pivotal that the student is able to communicate to express their views and opinions.  She will therefore be working closely with students, teachers and TAs to help develop language and communication skills.



Useful reading material and activities to try at home:

Attention autism key point stage 1 and 2

First and then instructions

First-then board

Hand washing visuals

Home Visual Timetable

Home Visuals

How to create opportunities for communication

How to make your own sensory toy

How to use a visual timetable

How to use break cards

How to use help cards

How to use I am working for

How to use wait cards

I am working for

Intensive interaction guide for parents


PECs symbols

Reducing anxiety when at home

Supporting emotional regulation at home

Turn taking board

Visuals turn-taking


Our latest Blog






Sign of the Week: To Kick


You can keep up to date with The Sign Of The Week  by visiting the Makaton website here where you will be able to view videos of the signs. Watch the latest video below:



For previous signs please click on this symbol:



There are also lots of free downloads on the Makaton website. Please click here to access some really useful free resources.

More Makaton signs with Mr. Tumble to practice at home:

Please download the list of core vocabulary words here: Core Vocabulary Wordlist

At Haymerle School we use PECS amongst other forms of communication. The primary goal of PECS is to teach functional communication using a picture based communication system.

For more information on PECS, please visit the PECS website by clicking here. 



Please click on the picture below to read our Communication Policy: