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Sensory Needs: Individual Support

Targeted individual support may include…

  • Involvement of the SENCo to monitor, advise, assess, review, liaise with external agencies and coordinate the child’s support plan
  • Implementation of very specific teaching strategies designed to support your child’s needs
  • Individual Medical Care Plans and/or Toilet/Intimate Care Plans (in line with Derby City LA Policy)
  • External agency advice where needed e.g. Local Authority services such as STePS (Specialist Teachers and Educational Psychology Services) which includes sensory support services such as hearing and visual impairment specialist teachers, physical impairment specialist teachers and Health services such as the School Nurse, Community Paediatrician, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and specialist hospital based medical teams.
  • Referral to and assessment by any of the above specialists
  • Individual Education or Behaviour Plan agreed in school with the SENCo, class teacher and parent/carer
  • 1:1 tuition* with other teaching staff in school following an Individual Education Plan which outlines specific targets
  • Targeted TA support for complex medical needs including practical support
  • Individual TA support in class for some or all lessons (if the support was in all lessons, the child would have a Statement of SEN or an Education, Health, Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Exam access arrangements for KS2 SATS
  • Provision of identified specialist equipment and materials including assistive technology as required
  • Transition support as your child moves into another year group
  • On-going monitoring and additional specific assessment to inform target-setting
  • Termly reviews with the SENCo, staff and parents/carers at which the child’s progress and provision can be discussed and modified

*Children are usually withdrawn from class for their 1:1 support sessions. The amount of time a child spends out of the class is monitored by their class teacher and care is taken to avoid the same lesson being missed all the time.

 
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