SENC2 Unit 2

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Register to read the introduction… The SENCO would in turn speak to the child’s parents about their child’s development, and depending on the area of development concerned, suggest an assessment by an outside professional. The professional would in turn give the SENCO advice as to how the child should be supported in school in order to encourage development, this may involve the school providing support or it may involve the professional giving direct support. It is important that any needs are identified so that the correct support/intervention is given in order to prevent the development delay getting worse and spreading to other areas of the child’s development. Some of the interventions used are explained …show more content…
They can suggest a series of exercises for a child for example to strengthen weak muscles to improve the clarity of speech. If a child has a hearing impairment they maybe taught sign language or Makaton enabling them to communicate with others. They can advise the school to provide suitable equipment for example providing toys that make a lot of noise so that children can feel the vibrations even if they cannot hear the sound. The child may need to be seated at the front of the class so they can clearly hear what the teacher is saying. The school will need to be advised on how to look after hearing aids so they are not lost or damaged. The early intervention of a speech and language therapist is vital as language plays a huge role in a child’s development, and a developmental delay in this area can, without support, affect all areas of …show more content…
Assessments can be arranged by the SENCO or independently. The aim of the assessments is to find out why the child is not progressing and what support is needed in order for them to progress. Specific learning difficulties are often identified in this way such as Dyslexia, AHAD, Dyspraxia. Support and targets for the child are then set to help them achieve. The outcome of the assessments may involve the child referred to other professionals e.g. occupational therapist, optometrist, speech and language therapist, psychiatrist. The psychologist will advise the school on how to promote development for example, keeping verbal instructions simple. Keep stories and group activities short to match attention

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