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Jigsaw Trust

Building 20, Dunsfold Park

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The Jigsaw Trust is a registered Charity set up in 1999 by a group of parents of children with autism. The Jigsaw Trust opened Jigsaw CABAS® School in September 1999 as an independent day school for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It is one of a few schools in the UK offering a structured programme of intensive intervention based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).Pupils are initially assessed to determine which behaviours are present and which require instruction. We assess the pupils across the following repertoires: Communication This is based on a verbal behaviour model and focuses on listening skills such as following vocal directions and speaking skills such as asking for items, labelling and responding to questions. Pupils can work through the same targets with sign or pictures to aid their communication skills. Academic Literacy This category includes all academic skills linked to an Early Years and Key Stage 1 curriculum eg. maths, reading and writing, sorting items into categories and learning about opposites. Community of Reinforcers This involves expanding each pupil's interests and preferences, eg. playing with toys independently and choosing to look at books during free time. Self-management This category focuses on skills that a pupil needs to be independent in school, such as toileting, eating and dressing independently and following the classroom rules. It also focuses on social skills such as playing alongside others, turn-taking and sharing. Physical Development This includes the fine motor skills that are important for school, such as holding and using scissors, and also gross motor skills, such as throwing a ball and jumping. We carry out a comprehensive assessment of the pupil's repertoires and are provided with a set of important instructional goals that are individualised for each pupil. Those that require instruction are targeted and written up with long-term and short-term objectives.
The Jigsaw Trust is a registered Charity set up in 1999 by a group of parents of children with autism. The Jigsaw Trust opened Jigsaw CABAS® School in September 1999 as an independent day school for pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It is one of a few schools in the UK offering a structured programme of intensive intervention based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis...
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Building 20, Dunsfold Park

Jigsaw Trust