All children need environments which support their development; this can make a difference for typically developing children as well as those with specific special needs. We would form a key partnership with schools, education centres or early years settings where we can work in the following ways:
Targeted and specialist service (groups, 1:1 sessions, etc)
The school will have highlighted some pupils that need 1:1 sessions, small group sessions or in-class support from either a SHINE professional, SHINE mentor or SHINE 1:1. This type of input is driven by the provision required for your school population and based on the outcome of SHINE professional’s assessments.
Universal service (Whole school training, environment advice, etc)
In addition to this, all pupils attending the school or educational centre access the universal support we can offer. This runs across the whole school and involves:
Training for staff around the nature of specific special needs and how to support these
Staff training around specific topics e.g. ADHA, ASD, bilingualism, language development, sensory development, problem behaviours, selective mutism, etc
SHINE being available to give advice to staff on request e.g. around adapting the classroom environment, differentiating educational activities or modelling strategies
Advice around improving the classroom environment i.e. visual resources, equipment, using gesture or signs and weekly support or ‘trouble shooting’ with issues that may arise.
In Early Years this is particularly important as all children are learning and acquiring the skills they need for learning.
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