About Autism

About Autism

An individual diagnosed with Autism often has challenges with their social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.
As a life-long condition, Autism can vary largely with some individuals developing their skillset quickly with ease, and others having greater challenges and difficultly. One thing that is consistent across the Autism spectrum however is the four development areas.
As a life-long condition, Autism can vary largely with some individuals developing their skillset quickly with ease, and others having greater challenges and difficultly. One thing that is consistent across the Autism spectrum however is the four development areas.
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The below areas can impact on a young person’s emotional understanding and presentation, independence and community participation, learning abilities, social success and overall sense of belonging.

Social Communication

  • Expressive communication
  • Listening and understanding
  • Conversations

Social Interaction

  • Being with others
  • Positive relationships (adults)
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships and friendships (peers)
  • Group activities

Social Imagination & Flexibility

  • Coping with change
  • Transitions
  • Special Interests
  • Play
  • Problem solving and thinking skills
  • Restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities (e.g. speech, motor movements, use of objects, intense interests in topics)

Sensory Processing

  • Understanding and expressing own sensory needs
  • Over or under sensitive to temperature/sounds/textures/visual patterns/pain
  • Tolerance of sensory input
  • Managing own sensory needs

The below areas can impact on a young person’s emotional understanding and presentation, independence and community participation, learning abilities, social success and overall sense of belonging.

Social Communication

  • Expressive communication
  • Listening and understanding
  • Conversations

Social Interaction

  • Being with others
  • Positive relationships (adults)
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships and friendships (peers)
  • Group activities

Social Imagination & Flexibility

  • Coping with change
  • Transitions
  • Special Interests
  • Play
  • Problem solving and thinking skills
  • Restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities (e.g. speech, motor movements, use of objects, intense interests in topics)

Sensory Processing

  • Understanding and expressing own sensory needs
  • Over or under sensitive to temperature/sounds/textures/visual patterns/pain
  • Tolerance of sensory input
  • Managing own sensory needs
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Autism Care

Our school has been architecturally designed to offer both outdoor and indoor learning facilities and therapeutic environments which are specially designed for our students’ unique needs.

Individuals with Autism require regular movement and sensory breaks, so we have curated four sensory rooms, sensory circuits, sensory paths and three therapeutic workrooms.
Our playgrounds have also been carefully designed and arranged throughout the school so that movement breaks are easily accessible and never overcrowded.

Autism Care

Our school has been architecturally designed to offer both outdoor and indoor learning facilities and therapeutic environments which are specially designed for our students’ unique needs.
Individuals with Autism require regular movement and sensory breaks, so we have curated four sensory rooms, sensory circuits, sensory paths and three therapeutic workrooms. Our playgrounds have also been carefully designed and arranged throughout the school so that movement breaks are easily accessible and never overcrowded

Strategies & Approaches

We have implemented a number of learning intentions to support our students and help them thrive both personally and academically. We are passionate about helping them unleash their individual strengths and areas of interest. Our aim is to instill a sense of pride in our students and ensure their needs and views are at the centre of our decision making.
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Strategies and Approaches

We have implemented a number of learning intentions to support our students and help them thrive both personally and academically. We are passionate about helping them unleash their individual strengths and areas of interest. Our aim is to instill a sense of pride in our students and ensure their needs and views are at the centre of our decision making.

Therapies

At Al Karamah School we’re passionate about individualised approaches to education and obtaining a deep understanding of our students’ strengths.

Our dedicated team of therapists work across three key branches of our school; Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Educational and Child Psychology. The team focuses on teaching our students and developing the knowledge of Autism to parents and the community. Our therapies are embedded throughout all areas of the school and the team play a key role in the environmental design, curriculum development and the use of supportive tools to promote learning and success for individual students.
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Occupational Therapy

Therapists who support pupils to develop their skills for daily living; from fine & gross motor movement & coordination development, to supporting sensory needs & promoting independence skills such as dressing.
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Speech and Language

Therapists who work to improve a student’s spoken language, understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication, motivation to communicate and use of aids such as pictures and technological supports.
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Psychology

Therapists who work to improve overall emotional wellbeing, social understanding, attention, cognitive learning and behaviour needs. There are also a team of assistant psychologists to support when required.

Therapies

At Al Karamah School we’re passionate about individualised approaches to education and obtaining a deep understanding of our students’ strengths.

Our dedicated team of therapists work across three key branches of our school; Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Educational and Child Psychology. The team focuses on teaching our students and developing the knowledge of Autism to parents and the community. Our therapies are embedded throughout all areas of the school and the team play a key role in the environmental design, curriculum development and the use of supportive tools to promote learning and success for individual students.

Occupational Therapy

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Therapists who support pupils to develop their skills for daily living; from fine & gross motor movement & coordination development, to supporting sensory needs & promoting independence skills such as dressing.

Speech and Language

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Therapists who work to improve a student’s spoken language, understanding of verbal and non-verbal communication, motivation to communicate and use of aids such as pictures and technological supports.

Psychology

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Therapists who work to improve overall emotional wellbeing, social understanding, attention, cognitive learning and behaviour needs. There are also a team of assistant psychologists to support when required.

Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate and accomplished talent. If you are someone who has experience working with children with people of determination and would like to join the Al Karamah School team, we would love to hear from you.

Join Our Team

We are always on the lookout for dedicated, compassionate and accomplished talent. If you are someone who has experience working with children with people of determination and would like to join the Al Karamah School team, we would love to hear from you.