Date
01 April 2020

Assessment and monitoring using a team approach

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Identify needs and how to provide support’

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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 or RTLB.
  • Identify and connect with colleagues who have experience teaching students with Dyspraxia.
  • Consider connecting to external expertise or agencies.

Seek external expertise

Seek external expertise

Professor Amanda Kirby describes the role of the occupational therapist.

Video hosted on Youtube http://youtu.be/56WDucHDcAc

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.

Take an inquiry approach

Take an inquiry approach

Develop a responsive evidenced-based process of working together that supports students' self advocacy.

  • Support the student and whānau to lead and guide the conversation.
  • Share together concerns, questions, and ideas.
  • Consider any barriers to learning and possible solutions.
  • Identify how solutions will be implemented and refined.
  • Discuss how to assess learning in ways that work for the student.
  • Agree on how to stay in touch and share information.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Allow competence – Accommodations and special conditions

Publisher: Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

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File

Succeeding at school: Accommodations for students with coordination difficulties

Publisher: CanChild, McMaster University

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Website

Everyone's In: An inclusive planning tool

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”:

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