Strictly Come Dancing communication resources
Everyone loves Strictly Come Dancing, it’s a staple of the Saturday night routine for many of us – including Treloar’s students and staff!
In order to make the show more accessible to our students, who are big fans of the show, Emma and Laura from our Speech and Language Therapy Team made some extra special communication tools to help our students to chat and share their thoughts on the show. It’s an illustrated visual resource, A4 pages with four photos per page of the Strictly contestants and judges, which become part of their communication books. The primary class watches clips from the show together and uses their communication books to chat about their favorite contestants – it serves as a motivating and current activity that the students enjoy and are really engaging in. “These are nice and simple, but the students absolutely love it,” said Emma.
Katherine Paddington, our Primary Lead, uses the Strictly Come Dancing clips as a treat activity for her class. The students use the topic pages to chat about the contestants, choose who they would like to watch, and then mark the dances using their number pages in their communication books, supporting their communication and numeracy skills, at the same time making learning fun.
October is International AAC Awareness month, which is all about raising awareness of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to inform people about the many different ways in which people communicate. The Strictly Come Dancing communication books are just one example of the creativity Treloar’s staff show in their quest to make learning and the exploration of the world as accessible, varied and exciting as possible.
If you would like to join in at home with your family, download the PDF communication resources here: