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Specialist resources bases (SRBs)

Autism with complex needs base

Pupil profile

There is one 18 place autism with complex needs base at Sprowston Infant School for children of reception age and in key stage 1. It is for children who have:

  • A learning disability or who are working well below expected levels in all areas
  • A complex profile/multiple diagnosis
  • Pre-verbal/communication difficulties
  • Significant sensory needs
  • Very limited interests

The support available

The environment is highly structured and predictable. If children access mainstream classes, they will be supported by an adult from the base.

 The curriculum is highly personalised and bespoke, with children taught in SRB for all of the school day, accessing other schools activities in varying amounts of time depending on individual needs.

The children will have one-to-one and small group learning with sensory regulation activities central to the day.

Attention autism, intensive interaction sessions, speech and language support, including picture exchange communication system (PECS) and Signalong are offered as appropriate.

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