Date
12 April 2021

Assessment and monitoring using a team approach

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Identifying needs and strengths, and accessing support’

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Utilise collaborative tools

Utilise collaborative tools

John Robinson reflects on the value of using the SMS to share information about students between staff and e-portfolios to share information with parents.

Establish a team

Establish a team

Take a team approach to providing responsive support.
  • Be guided by the student and their whānau.
  • Involve your learning support coordinator and Teacher of the Deaf.
  • Identify and connect with colleagues who have experience teaching students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Consider connecting to external expertise or agencies. 

Gather useful data

Gather useful data

Build a full picture of your student's strengths, needs and preferences, such as:

  • sensitivities and preferences
  • ways they learn successfully
  • language and communication skills
  • gross and fine motor skills
  • literacy skills
  • numeracy skills
  • ability to act independently
  • social skills and ability to form relationships.

Teaching as inquiry

Teaching as inquiry

Be a learner as well as a teacher.

  • What is important (and therefore worth spending time on), given where my student is at?

  • What strategies (evidence-based) are most likely to help my student to learn this?

  • What has happened as a result of my teaching and what will I need to do next?

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Supporting children who are deaf and hard of hearing

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Identify needs and how to provide support”:

Return to the guide “Deaf or hard of hearing students and learning”

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