Provision and / or strategies
- Assess through teaching to identify the areas of need in consultation with the child or young person (CYP).
- Model use of open-ended simple statements such as ‘I wonder… or what if’ rather than questions.
- Give clear and simple instructions, breaking down longer instructions and giving one at a time.
- Use visual timetables, visual cues and prompts e.g. objects, pictures, photos, symbols, choice boards, sequences.
- Develop ‘Social Stories’.
- Give time to process information before a response is needed.
- Pre-teach e.g. provision of a Teaching Assistant to help prepare the CYP for the new topic.
- Make explicit links to prior learning.
- Share next steps – so CYP know what to expect.
- Use differentiated resources – teach the curriculum appropriate to the development of the CYP. For example, a year five child may be accessing year one objectives in the same context.
- Use meaningful strategies to boost self-esteem and confidence.
- Provide specific meaningful praise and feedback when a CYP persists and or achieves something new.
Last updated 3 September 2020