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Learning Support

Where there are concerns with a learners progress and/or if a learner has any difficulties with learning, we can discuss areas of concern then work together to come to possible solutions. This could include advice/guidance or a learning screen/assessment. This kind of assessment can help ensure that the learner receives specialist support, strategies and interventions to help them to succeed.

Areas assessed can include the following:

  • General Literacy / Numeracy difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia,.
  • Receptive and Expressive Language skills
  • Phonological Processing Skills
  • Working Memory
  • Visual and Auditory Memory Discrimination skills
  • Motor Skills

If necessary, the following areas will also be considered (as part of the assessments) and where appropriate recommendations for referrals to professionals will be made:

  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Dyspraxia / Motor Skills difficulties
  • Sensory difficulties e.g. Visual, Hearing, Sensory Integration
  • Deficit in Attention, Motor control and Perception (DAMP)

Assessment

Identification of the strengths and difficulties of pupils with additional needs can be achieved through the following methods:

  • Consultation with staff
  • Meeting with parents
  • Discussion with the child/ groups of children
  • Observation
  • Assessments (can include both psychometric and diagnostic assessments)

Schools can choose from one of the following kinds of support/assessment):

  • Initial Advice/involvement – this involves a short consultation with staff and an observation of child/ perusal of the child’s work. School are supplied with a Summary Report with some strategies to try.
  • Full Assessment (Behaviour OR Learning) – this includes a comprehensive assessment and where necessary the use of psychometric /diagnostic assessments and a very detailed and thorough report included standardised scores. This report can be used for EHCP applications or referrals to other agencies.