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Mandeville Outreach Offer

Outreach to engage pupils with Autism or Severe Learning Difficulties in the classroom

  • To engage pupils within their learning
  • To reduce behaviours that are a barrier to their learning
  • Understand how to implement a wide range of teaching approaches that suit individual needs of pupils with severe learning difficulties (individual and group work)
  • Suggestions/strategies on classroom organisation, communication tools, visual aids, assessment and planning
  • Use of approaches within the daily classroom timetable e.g TEACCH, Intensive Interaction, PECS, Makaton
  • Invite staff to come and observe classroom practice and approaches used at Mandeville School
  • To speak to the class teacher and support staff about the child’s IEP targets.
  • Prior to visit read child’s EHCP (if they have one) and gather information on:
  • What support is needed?
  • Child’s engagement within school day
  • Level of communication
  • Barriers to learning including strategies tried and other therapy outcomes
  • Likes and dislikes
Outreach visit:
  • Observe child
  • Implement and model on how to engage with the child – approaches used, recommended strategies
  • Review communication systems in place – visuals, signing, timetabling
  • Meet with the class teacher and support staff to discuss suggestions on: behaviour support plan, engaging with child, teaching approaches, proactive strategies, communication and IEP targets
Following outreach visit:
  • Write up notes on observation made and suggestions to support child and staff
  • Offer for support staff to visit a class in Mandeville School to observe teaching approaches used
  • Offer for support staff to access any training taking place at Mandeville (there maybe additional cost depending on the training)
  • Follow up with class teacher or support staff 4-6 weeks later to review on strategies implemented, what is working and what is not.

Package Cost Support: ½ day £150 Observe up to 2 pupils 1 day £300 Observe up to 4 pupil