Lesson 5

Element 11 
Special Educational needs and disabilities

T - Level in Education & Early Years 
Session 5 
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Element 11 
Special Educational needs and disabilities

T - Level in Education & Early Years 
Session 5 

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Learning objectives
By the end of the session, all students will be able to:
  1. Present their research on educational and medical professionals who support Special Educational Needs & disabilities.
  2. Recap and review the roles of professionals in supporting SEND. 
  3. Understand the importance of using correct terminology when discussing the needs of children with SEND.
  4. Research a specific chronic condition and create an information leaflet on the affects of the condition. 

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

What does Augmentative and alternative communication mean?

Slide 3 - Open vraag

The role of the SENDco in supporting SEND

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The role of the teacher in supporting SEND
Teachers and educators working in any educational setting, they will be responsible in ensuring every child's individual needs are met. Teachers must ensure all children and students in their classroom are receiving the same level of learning from their curriculum.
1. If a child has a special educational need, they will have specific targets to meet. These targets will be co-ordinated with the SENDco, this may also involve the support of parents and other professionals.
2. If a child has not have a confirmed special educational need but the teacher has an observed concern, everything will need to be documented and communicated with the SENDco.

This all has to be considered in line with the SEND code of practice 2015.

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

5 minute research task

In pairs click on the link below, research some of the requirements on the role of teacher in supporting SEND.

Make notes in your book.

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The role of Educational psychologists in supporting SEND
What is an educational psychologist?
This is a professional who works with children and primarily focus on child development, they work with the local authorities as well as families and professionals.
Educational psychologists often often assess the needs of young children and provide support to parents.

They often provide teachers with support around teaching and learning best suitable for the child who is being assessed, for example: behavioural strategies and learning strategies.
If parents have any concerns they will have to communicate to the teacher and SENDco for a referral. 

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The role of medical practitioners in supporting SEND
Medical practitioners is a word used to define, doctors, nurseries and medical professional. 
For example: a child with a serious medical condition or a learning need's will have regularly support from medical practitioners.

They may also be responsible for producing reports and annual checks, this will allow teachers to have up to date knowledge of the condition.

In accordance to the SEND Code of practice guidance 2016 , assessing, planning and creating EHC plans should involve all professionals.

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Multi agency working
Multi - agency working is a term used when multiple professionals come together to support a child or young person with special educational needs or a serious healthy issue.
This could include, parents, professionals, educators, social workers or mental health support teams.

The role of multi - agency working is to ensure children and young people who have multiple needs can receive co - ordinated support from more than one professional. 

This form of support ensures a child - centred approach.

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1 x benefit of benefit
of multi - agency working?

Slide 10 - Woordweb

Using appropriate terminology
All those working with children and young people who have SEN and disabilities should be mindful of using the correct terminology. 
Referring to the individual rather than the disability or need is essential.
What should you consider: 
  • Preventing stereotyping and labelling 
  • Showing value and respect
  • Always be professional
  • Use of correct language

How do you think it could make someone feel if you do not do the above?

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Supporting a child with Dyslexia
Create an activity to support a child with dyslexia. 
Consider a game which promotes one of the following:
  1. Memory 
  2. Sensory processing 
  3. Phonics 
  4. Spelling 
  5. Sequencing

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