A breakthrough communication game for young people who use signing to support their communication. The superhero ‘Boris’ guides users through games that introduce new signs, in vocational contexts in which they might be used and allows students to practice and improve their ability to make the sign correctly using the sign recognition system helping them focus on improving their signing vocabulary and the clarity of their signing.
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.
This paper-based checklist is designed to be used as a first step in identifying the needs of pupils (aged 6-11) who are achieving below the expected level in the classroom. It is not a diagnostic tool. Use of the checklist should always be followed by the appropriate recommendations and next steps. The neurodiverse checklist has the SpLD 'labels' removed.
Historically IASS (formerly Parent Partnership Services) have always used a variety of methods to seek feedback from service users.
Following a period of consultation the IASS Network developed a set of 6 core questions that all IASS were then asked to incorporate into their service user feedback questionnaires.
An initial Pilot phase saw 12 IAS Services gather feedback data from nearly 850 parents who had accessed their support.
This tool was developed as part of the Better Communication Research Programme (BCRP) in 2012. The BCRP was a 3 year research programme that was part of the Government's response to the 2008 Bercow Review of provision of services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
The Communication Trust are supporting the BCRP to share their findings.
The tool is designed to profile the oral language environment of the classroom.
This appears in out TA Handbook which we wrote with TAs to better support TAs in their role. The aim of this resource is to develop TA's feedback skills so that learning is moved on by students thinking about what they need to do as opposed to being told what to do.
The module’s content gives insight not just into teaching pupils with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in schools, but also how people deal with ASD as they progress into adulthood and independent living.
This module is designed for the teachers of learners on the autism spectrum. It features 20 units, including the initial 9 that discuss general good practice.
A suite of free lesson plans focusing on speech, language and communication designed for use on No Pens Day Wednesday - a national speaking and listening event run by The Communication Trust. The official event takes place in October, but settings can use the resources to host their event at any time www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/nopensdaywednesday
These training materials were commissioned in response to a Government recommendation, following the Lamb Inquiry (2009)
The materials consist of five learning modules, each of which focuses on one of the above areas of special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Although some of the terminology has changed, the advice is still relevant and useful.
This resource is intended to be used as part of the wider Inspiring Equality in Education programme tackling homophobic, biphoic and transphobic bullying. It may be that you want to work with staff in your school or college to come up with your own list – or to use this list as part of a staff training exercise.