This report presents the findings from stage two of the evaluation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN and Disability) Pathfinder Programme commissioned by the Department for Education in September 2011.
Elklan's evidence-based Speech and Language Support for 0-3s is our highly successful externally accredited training course which equips staff to develop these key communication skills in children proved to ensure later success in school. This is the only accredited training in speech, language and communication that is aimed specifically at those working with babies and very young children.
Since its inception, NGN has been using the Boxall Profile
(a powerful assessment tool developed in the 1970s by
Marjorie Boxall) to measure pupils’ SEBD. By making the
Boxall Profile available online in 2015 the organisation was
able to gather anonymised data from more than 4,715
children and young people in 2015/2016, providing a
snapshot of the SEBD levels experienced by children
and young people and faced by teachers throughout
the UK. This is the Nurture Portrait 2016.
We use ‘Chatty Maths’ with our younger classes in school. This works well as an inclusive starter to the day as children can contribute at their own level. Initially the EYFS children were asked what maths they had come across before school.
We use a whole class assessment to identify needs. This provides a holistic framework; created and put on our assessment tool (Classroom monitor), for children who show limited progress; highlighted via monitoring systems, to address reasons why.
This session looks at medical and mental health problems in children that may be easily masked, or missed, particularly where these can be dangerous if not discovered.
Since qualification and the completion of the dyslexia module within this course I have gained a great deal of information and knowledge that has given me a deeper understanding of what is involved in gathering information and delivering specialised interventions successfully.
We use the ‘Switch on to Reading’ scheme to accelerate progress within reading. Children selected are identified as having difficulties with learning to read using phonic strategies and are therefore working below their expected level. Sessions are on a 1:1 basis, last 30 minutes and are carried out every day.
The Communication Trust has launched a series of case studies showcasing good local practice in identifying young people and children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
The case studies cover all education phases, from early years and school to FE, and were collated from settings across the country. Each study shares processes and interventions that have improved outcomes and enabled more effective use of limited resources.
A model EHC Plan for a young girl with hearing impairment. Revised in December 2014 following advice from DfE.
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