We have a child, now in Year 1 child that is non-verbal, oxygen dependent with a tracheotomy and tube fed. He also has joint hypermobility.
2x key staff (who are with him all the time) were fully trained by Health to be able to act as 'first' in case of medical emergency (and see to all daily medical needs) and 3x staff trained to support in an emergency.
I am a SENCo in a primary school.This is a resource that is easily available to buy on the internet, with many links to research if a search is done on the internet. This resource was recommended at an AET training session and by the County's Communication and Interaction Team. The resource helps teach social interaction and supports the pupils' emotional responses to situations.
Aim: To focus on and improve quality and effectiveness of our SEN provision especially in terms of outcomes and behaviour related incidents directly traceable to quality of learning and teaching.
To provide for each student on our Learning Support Register a mini 'plan' in terms of brief context outline of need and specific recommendations/guidelines around what teachers and other staff should be doing to meet the needs of each child.
Done from the child’s prospective they are in control of the information included on their profiling. This profiling document is then used to inform the teachers on what support they need to offer the child to develop their learning. This has helped all staff including supply teachers to understand the needs of each child and has provided consistency for the childs needs.
We have a dedicated Transition SENCo who works hard to provide personalised provision, and works with the children on activities such as ‘how to catch the tram’, ‘crossing the road’ and how to use a maths book. All of which prepares them for their transition into secondary school. She also has a very good relationship with the secondary school and visits twice a year for any relevant CPD.
The autism support worker focuses on SEMH support, and helps with transition between school day. Having this post within the school has significantly helped with attendance and behaviour of pupils within the lessons.
These are a selection of social stories that have been used in supporting our children, particularly children with ASD, GDD and other needs. These include issues such as toilet, sharing and making mistakes.
The score of a musical and lyrics developed with special schools to deal with issues around Bullying and emotional well being. The musical is designed for a whole school production. There are also links to video resources and downloadable backing tracks within the book. This is a piece of musical theatre well worth looking at. Its a magical experience to produce.