Speaking Space operates a day service for adults with a learning disability or autism that focuses on developing independence through using a total communication approach. This means that we will use signing, symbols, photographs and speech to support all aspects of the day service. Our aim is to help you become more independent within your community.
Most people will come to Speaking Space for 1, 2 or 3 days a week and will stay for at least a year. The skills you learn at Speaking Space will also compliment other services you may be accessing during the rest of your week, such as College, by helping you develop your independence skills.
When you start at Speaking Space, we will talk to you about your needs and will agree some targets for you to work on. You will then work on these targets within small groups throughout the year. Our groups are always based on what people want to learn, but they focus on 3 main areas: