They work with individuals or a group. They advise teachers, parents, social workers and other professionals. They also support the SENCO with assessments and observations of pupils who have additional needs. Educational psychologists work in all sectors of the education system, including child development clinics for pre - school children where children with potential learning difficulties can be identified early. The roles of an educational psychologist include:- * Giving advice to teachers about individual children.
A learning support practitioner will also be required to provide the teacher with feedback of the activity and the child's performance , so the practitioners should arrange with the teacher beforehand how they should be providing the feedback. During the delivery of an activity, practitioners should be setting clear expectation and instructions. They may recognise that children are struggling or not understanding what they are asking them to do ; if this is the case practitioners should modify their delivery or the activity itself , in order for every child to take part. During the activity practitioners should be monitoring and observing in order to provide the teacher with feedback. A learning support practitioner will also contribute towards the
Unit 307 (1.5) Explain how assessment for learning can contribute to planning for the future learning carried out by :- (a) the teacher Teachers should think about the strategies they use when pupils carry out formal assessed tasks. (Consider baseline assessment at the start of a topic to assess prior knowledge. If assessment shows lack of understanding, stop and address how to overcome understanding) Teachers must think about and plan their questions carefully. Feedback from pupils enables the teacher to assess whether the pupils completely understand what they have been learning. Teachers can analyse performance using tests or questioning the pupils after completing an activity.
UNIT 2 - Support learning activities 1.1 Describe how a learning support practitioner may contribute to the planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant you will contribute with the teachers to planning, delivery and review of learning activities. As a teaching assistant time should be made to discuss and review pupils’ work with teachers, this can be formal or informal. Planning, teaching and evaluation follow a cycle which gives structure to the learning process. EVALUATING TEACHING - Supporting the teacher in delivering the plan with a child or group of children.
So any learning plan for this student would be centred around this goal, especially self-directed learning and placement provision. Specific learning needs can be identified and then addressed by the teacher, for example different coloured handouts for a dyslexic student, or by student support, for example a sign language interpretor in the class for a deaf learner. Prior to my lessons, I speak to the students' course tutor about any student individual needs that I need to be aware of and whether my chosen resources are appropriate for the students that I will be teaching. Prior knowledge and skills can be built upon with the ILP, which can help target areas for extra learning, such as specific or embedded numeracy skills, and develop areas of strength for the student, for example knowledge of local and government policy within Health and Social Care. Reece & Walker (2006) state that a focus on retention rates is increasing, so identifying the needs of learners prior to a course beginning will help the college to assess which students are likely to be able to complete the course.
Formal IA may be application forms, references and other relevant documentation. Informal IA could usually be a discussion or conversation between teacher & learner. When the teacher has the knowledge and details about the learner, referrals to specialist support areas can be processed if required. Information about the learner’s personality along with any diagnosed conditions for example, ADHD and Autism should also be picked up at the IA stage. Formative Assessment in tracking learner progress Formative assessment (assessment for learning) is engaged during a course or programme.
| Support Staff | Plan and support work with the teacher. Photocopy, administration, observation with assessment and recording of results. May work one to one with children, which may include physio and speech and language. | 2.2 Describe the roles of external professionals who may work with a school e.g. educational psychologist Occupational Health - various | We have a number of children with physical disabilities which require the occupational health to visit to
* To care for pupils' physical, emotional and social needs. (This could range from catering with a child's incontinence to teaching a pupil to behave appropriately to 'strangers'.) * To monitor individual pupils' behaviours. To carry out intervention as directed by Class Teacher. * To follow directions
TDA 2.5 2.2 Describe the roles of external professionals who may work with a school Educational psychologist – These support the SENCO as they assess and observe SEN pupils to see if they require additional support, or liaise with parents to work on the individual’s needs. Specialist Teachers – These come into the school to support pupils with a range of needs. These could be in; behaviour support, social and communication needs or cases of autism. They may also be bi-lingual support for those who have English as a second language. Education Welfare Officer(EWO) – These work for the LEA and work with the Head Teacher to monitor pupil attendance and deal with absenteeism.
Different people adjust to different strategies. Most people adjust to more than one strategy. We just need to identify which ones through assessment. How the Awareness of Learning Strategies Influence Teaching and Learning It is important for teachers to understand what a student is going through in their process of learning new information. If you know the learning style of the student, it is easier to convey the message you are trying to convey.