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Down Syndrome support

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by spookey, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. spookey

    spookey New commenter

    Can anyone provide me with a bit of information?
    I'd like to know how primary based 1-1 Teaching Assistants assess the learning needs of pupils with DS? I'm mostly interested in learning how you assess the pupils overall basic skills and their literacy and numeracy skills. Do you use the schools standard termly tests or do you use a specific test devised by yourself or an outside agency?

    I am currently supporting a Year 5 child (10 years old).

    Thank you
  2. R13

    R13 New commenter

    Teachers, with the leadership and support of SENDCos, should be assessing the learning needs of pupils with DS - hopefully using information from parents and other professionals as well as their own findings. All too often such professional tasks are left to the discretion of under paid and under trained assistant staff - who have so much to offer BUT should not be the ones with this responsibility

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