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Special Educational Needs - Useful Documents

   Title    Date    Size    Autism Spectrum Conditions in the Early Years Foundation Stage       12/07/2016       7789k       Claiming Disability Living Allowance for Children    12/07/2016     699k    Disabled Children and the Equality Act 2010    12/07/2016   …

Specialist Provision in Cumbria

All schools in Cumbria make arrangements to support children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Information on provision in each school is available from the school website. Specialist provision is also available in our 21 resourced provision schools. These are schools which have developed expertise in…

Specific Learning Difficulties

Children with Additional Literacy Needs/Dyslexia Definitions:  What is Dyslexia?   Children learn to read and write at different speeds.  However, there are some children who experience persistent difficulties with these skills, in spite of the teaching and support they receive.  These children may have the specific…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Age Appropriate Reading Materials

Children and young people with reading difficulties need to be offered choices of books and stories rather than constantly being 'provided' with texts.  Encouraging them to read relevant and interesting material may enable them to discover what reading can offer them as individuals and improve…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Assessment Tools

Assessment is an essential tool in learning and teaching, providing information about a pupil's progress and attainment and helping to determine targets for learning and the next steps to support them. The following are the most commonly used by Cumbrian schools and other professionals. Reading…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Classroom Strategies

Many children with additional literacy needs/dyslexia will have their needs met through appropriate classroom based support and differentiation.    The Inclusion Development Plan materials for dyslexia contain a wealth of information on classroom and whole school strategies which aim to: Improve outcomes for all children by…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Definitions and Glossary

Children learn to read and write at different speeds.  However, there are some children who experience persistent difficulties with these skills, in spite of the teaching and support they receive.  These children may have the specific learning difficulty of dyslexia.  The British Psychological Society defines…

Specific Learning Difficulties - Group Intervention Approaches

Many schools chose to work with children with additional literacy needs as part of smaller groups.  These can take place within or outside the classroom.  They can be led by teachers or other suitably trained school staff.

Specific Learning Difficulties - ICT to Reinforce Learning

ICT can help pupils with Literacy difficulties with: Access to the curriculum Alternative forms of recording written information Opportunities to Improve and practise Literacy skills It is always worth considering the best use of existing technology. However, the most important thing about ICT is choosing…
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