As schools close due to COVID-19 and homeschooling becomes the new way of learning, some of your learners, especially those with SEN, may find the lack of structure and additional support offered by the classroom setting more challenging. To help keep them on track we are offering a number of digital resources* that allows you to assess, educate and support young people remotely whilst keeping them engaged during these challenging times.
Useful guidelines for those with SEN
The use of assessment tools is a key area of study within the larger telepractice landscape. As professionals begin to adopt any new service delivery tool or model, it is imperative that they consider all the surrounding issues related to this change in service delivery method. In general, the appropriateness of use of a specific assessment tool in the context of telepractice should be considered carefully.
Our Telepractice guidelines instruct the use of our products in relation to your professional practice so that you can continue supporting clients during these uncertain times.
Get access to 80+ free* digital resources
In an effort to help where we can during COVID-19, we are offering free access to a selection of digital manuals and stimulus books currently available on the Q-global Digital Resource Library. Take a look at the list so that you can begin planning.
*These resources will be available to you free of charge until 30th June 2020
Q-global remote administration
Q-global is our web-based administration, scoring and reporting system that enables you to administer a selection of assessments, remotely or via Telepractice, so you can continue supporting your clients during social distancing. Q-global also allows you to input results from paper-and-pencil assessments to generate scores and produce accurate comprehensive reports.
The following assessments can be administered remotely by qualified SENCOs.
- BASC-3, helps you to understand the emotions and behaviours of children and adolescents.
- EVT-3, a norm-referenced and individually administered test of expressive vocabulary and word retrieval based on words in Standard American English.
- GRS, identifies children for placement in gifted education programmes.
- Shaywitz Dyslexia Screen, is an evidence-based Dyslexia screening tool that identifies students that are at risk
- Vineland 3, diagnosis intellectual and developmental disabilities which is designed to meet any adaptive behaviour assessment need
We also have a range of free resources that will provide you with insight into disorders that can impact a child's education as well as steps you can take to help support them:
- The Succeeding with SEND video series, insightful conversations between SEND students and experts, that explores their journey to diagnosis as well as the support they received to enable them to succeed throughout their education
- Q&A’s, with experts in the field to answer pressing questions on how to assess and support individuals with
- Education and SEND blogs, includes case studies and personal experiences written by experts and individuals with SEN
- Common Dyslexia myths document, separate fact from fiction on common Dyslexia misconceptions
- Dyslexia and ELL, helping you to support English Language learners with Dyslexia
- What the fuss about Dyslexia screening, for support on screening for early identification of Dyslexia
- Webinars, on Mental health, language development and how to use our digital platforms
> View SEND resources
> View Webinar recordings
> View our Education homepage
Mindfulness and Wellbeing
Mental Health is an important part of staying healthy, especially during these uncertain times. Practicing mindfulness at times like these can help to rewire the brain to work in calmer and more positive ways. To help you get started, we’ve created a series of videos and guides, which will introduce mindfulness techniques that you can practice at home that are suitable for teachers, young people and parents.
Additional support on wellbeing and anxiety can also be found on the following websites:
Free Education resources:
Pearson Schools are providing access to free primary, secondary and revision online curriculum resources that are ready-made for you to allocate to your students. This includes access to hundreds of e-books for primary children’s reading and online student books and revision guides to help students learn and revise while schools and colleges are closed. This includes:
- The Maths Factor, let Carol teach your child Maths during this difficult period, for ages 4 to 12.
- Active learn, Pearson’s online learning portal with support for Maths, English & Science** for Primary and Secondary School children.
For more information and to access resources visit the following websites:
> Access Primary resources
> Access Secondary resources
> Access College resources
> Access Revision resources
**available products include Bug club, Rapid phonic & reading, Active Maths, Power Maths, School Jam and Science bug.