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What kind of support is available for my child?

 

Universal  Support

 

The first step is supporting children in the classroom to access learning through high quality teaching and learning activities tailored to the needs of the children.  Examples below:

 

Communication and interaction

Cognition and learning

Social, Mental and Emotional Health

Sensory and/or Physical

 

Visual timetables.

Whole class time to talk.

Talking partners.

Visual vocabulary cards.

Individual prompts and explanations.

Social stories.

 

 

 

Read, Write Inc daily phonics programme.

Accelerated reading programme

1:1 reading. 

Coloured rulers and overlays.

Individual copies of worksheets.

Read, Write Inc word banks and phoneme prompts.

Targeted maths support.

Rapid reader series.

Literacy and numeracy small group support.

Pre-teaching.

 

 

 

 

Personalised targets with individual rewards.

Regular and immediate positive feedback.

Frequent involvement through questioning in class.

Close home-school liaison.

Access to quiet area.

Visual whole school behaviour system.

Opportunities for 1:1 talks with staff and head teacher.

 

Physical breaks.

Sloping writing boards.

Fidget toys.

Specialised chair cushions.

Ipad access.

Adaptation of resources eg enlarged text.

Careful consideration to seating plan.

Access to quiet area.

Targeted Support

 

Targeted support is when children are given access to a specific programme of support within a small group, for a set period of time.  Their progress is then reviewed.  Examples below:

 

Communication and interaction

Cognition and learning

Social, Mental and Emotional Health

Sensory and/or Physical

Time to Talk.

Circle of Friends.

Talking Partners.

Socially Speaking.

Auditory Memory Programme.

Let’s talk.

Read, Write Inc groups.

Reciprocal Reading Project.

Additional small group numeracy support.

 

Circle of Friends.

Social skills groups.

Self-Esteem group.

Therapeutic Story Writing.

COMP motor coordination programme.

Nessy Fingers typing programme.

Pindora fine motor skills programme.

 

Higher Needs Support

 

Higher Needs is when children are given individual support on a regular basis or support from a specialist.  This will be a specific programme or a personalised curriculum.  Examples below:

 

Communication and interaction

Cognition and learning

Social, Mental and Emotional Health

Sensory and/or Physical

1:1 Speech and language support (resources provided by a therapist).

1:1 support at structured times.

 

1:1 Tutoring.

Precision teaching.

1:1 Read, Write Inc.

1:1 specialist support for Maths, Writing and Reading.

Plus One Programme for numeracy.

1:1 Rapid Readers programme.

 

Starlights (nurture group).

1:1 Nurture support.

Counselling.

Play therapy.

Pastoral support plans/Behaviour Action Plans.

Positive Intervention Plans.

1:1 Occupational Therapy.

1:1 Physiotherapy.

 

 


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