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Children's Speech and Language Therapy Services

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Cognition and Learning

The SEND Code of Practice (June 2014) Cognition and Learning 6.30. ' Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including…

Cognition and Learning - Assessment Tools

When schools identify that a child or young person has difficulties in the area of cognition and learning they should contact their Educational Psychologist to see if a cognitive assessment is required. The results of these assessments will establish the child or young person's level…

Cognition and Learning - Classroom Strategies

Children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties have poor working memory and auditory memory skills. Therefore repeat, revisit and recap tasks on a regular basis. Rate of learning and the consolidation of basic concepts will be slow. Use multi- sensory approaches to teaching…

Cognition and Learning - Group Intervention and Approaches

Children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties benefit from being taught in the classroom alongside good role models or in small groups for targeted work. Group interventions designed to promote social interaction, waiting turns or being given time to think and plan within the…

Cognitive and Learning - ICT to Reinforce Learning

Being able to use computers, phones and other gadgets for learning, leisure and keeping in contact with friends and family is very important for children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties. These technologies can be used effectively in a number of ways to…

Cognitive and Learning - Individual Programmes

Some children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties may require individual programmes to ensure they have full access to school and the curriculum. Toileting programme Adult support for toileting as specified in a toileting programme, refer to policy document B5c in SEN handbook. For access…

Cognitive and Learning - Training

SEND Teaching Support Team: Severe Learning Difficulties provide advice and training on meeting the individual needs of children and young people with severe learning difficulties in schools from Year 1 to Year 13. Training can be delivered in a number of ways: To whole staff…

Cognitive and Learning - Whole School Approaches

It is important that children and young people with cognition and learning difficulties have equal access to the learning environment in their chosen school. To facilitate this, schools need to create an inclusive learning environment where every pupil is valued. In order to achieve such…

Considering whether to make a statutory assessment

Where despite the educational establishment having taken appropriate and focussed action to identify, assess and meet the SEN of the child or young person, they have not made expected progress, consideration should be given to requesting an EHC assessment following the information provided in the…
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