1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Down Syndrome support

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

  1. spookey

    spookey New commenter

    Hi,
    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
     

Share This Page