1st Edition

SEND Assessment

A Strengths-Based Framework for Learners with SEND

Imprint: Speechmark
Paperback: 9780367632861
Hardback: 9780367632878
eBook: 9781003118640
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Part of The Essential SENCO Toolkit series, this invaluable resource offers practical ideas and materials to allow SENCOs and SEN practitioners to capture learning, demonstrate the impact of SEN support, and analyse whether provision is effectively tackling barriers to learning.

Chapters introduce a shared language of learning and move through seven key components: cognition, communication, creativity, control, compassion, co-ordination and the curriculum.

Key features include:

  • A framework for the holistic assessment of skills and attributes that contribute to accessing the curriculum, and a framework for intervention that is additional to, or different from, the differentiated curriculum
  • A unique strengths-based progress tracker that establishes a baseline to inform intervention and determine progress over time
  • A photocopiable and downloadable programme of materials, trialled and tested in both primary and secondary settings, that can be shared with teachers, senior leaders and support staff, as well as with parents/carers and pupils

Providing a framework to create a holistic profile of the child and their needs, SEND Assessment empowers professionals to confidently demonstrate progress for barriers to learning that are otherwise difficult to measure. It will support SENCOs in their day-to-day roles and become a vital tool for those interested in providing effective SEN provision in educational settings.


What is the third word of Chapter 4: Developing a shared language of assessment?
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