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Moderate Learning Difficulties - a high incidence need. National SENCO Award Endeavour House 25 th January 2013 Sue Weeks. Aims. To consider: What is MLD? Assessment and expectations What makes an impact? Supporting mainstream colleagues Where to get advice and support.

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moderate learning difficulties a high incidence need

Moderate Learning Difficulties - a high incidence need

National SENCO Award

Endeavour House

25th January 2013

Sue Weeks

West Suffolk Special Schools\' Outreach Service

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Aims

To consider:

  • What is MLD?
  • Assessment and expectations
  • What makes an impact?
  • Supporting mainstream colleagues
  • Where to get advice and support

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Percentages of primary type of need among pupils aged between 7 and 11 years at School Action Plus in 2009

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4

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Which needs?

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Children with special educational needs 2009: an analysis (DCSF Oct 09).

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Percentages of primary type of need among pupils aged between 7 and 11 years at School Action Plus in 2009

Percentages of primary type of need among pupils aged between 12 and 17 years at School Action Plus in 2009

SpLD

MLD

SLCN

BESD

Children with special educational needs 2009: an analysis (DCSF Oct 09).

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what is mld
What is MLD?

What are the characteristics of a pupil with MLD?

Talk and make a list as quickly as possible – 3 mins!

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characteristics of mld pupils will have
Characteristics of MLD – pupils will have:
  • attainment well below expected levels in all or most areas of the curriculum, despiteappropriate interventions, and
  • much greater difficulty than their peers in acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills and understanding concepts

DfES 2003

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characteristics of mld pupils may also have
Characteristics of MLD – pupils may also have:
  • associated speech and language delay
  • low self esteem
  • poor concentration, and
  • underdeveloped social

skills

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characteristics of mld pupils may need support with
Characteristics of MLD – pupils may need support with:
  • understanding instructions and tasks
  • sequencing
  • co-ordination
  • personal organisation
  • memory

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impact of mld pupils may
Impact of MLD – pupils may:
  • have low levels of self-esteem and motivation,
  • be resentful, refuse to attempt new work,
  • be over-reliant on teaching assistants to help them with tasks,
  • need much encouragement and praise.

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assessment and expectations
Assessment and Expectations

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using p scales
Using P-scales
  • Small steps towards achievable targets
  • Appropriate expectations
  • Independent working
  • Celebration of success

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above p scales
Above P-scales ….

but below age related expectations

  • Letters and Sounds Assessments
  • York Assessment of Reading Comprehension
  • Sandwell Maths Assessment
  • BEAM Diagnostic Interviews in Number Sense
  • Boxall Profile, PIVATS, CASPA PHSE Levels

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other factors
Other factors …..
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Receptive vocabulary (BPVS)
  • Non-verbal Reasoning (Naglieri)
  • Memory (Digit Memory Test)
  • Self-esteem (Rosenberg Scale)
  • Mindset

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what makes an impact in the classroom
What makes an impact in the classroom?
  • Inclusive teaching strategies, including TEACHER feedback
  • Teacher’s knowledge of the ‘whole’ pupil
  • Accurate assessment
  • Achievable learning outcomes planned
  • ‘Quality’ interventions

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building skills
Building skills

Structured, ‘quality’ interventions or programmes:

  • Short, daily sessions
  • Lively, motivating delivery
  • Clear indicators of progress
  • Opportunities to practice skills in class
  • Celebrations of success
  • How much teacher time does the pupil have?

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supporting colleagues
Supporting colleagues
  • Pupil profile
  • Inclusive teaching strategies
  • Staff development

……..cultural change……..

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memory auditory and visual
Memory – auditory and visual

What makes it easy to remember things?

What makes it difficult?

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memory auditory and visual1
Memory – auditory and visual

1. Be relaxed

Before 2. Believe in yourself

3. Switch on to learning

4. Actively use all senses

During 5. Exaggerate the facts

6. Make links

After 7. Revise-Revisit-Recall

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supporting working memory
Supporting Working Memory

What is the purpose of the task?

Is it meant to be a memory test?

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supporting working memory1
Supporting Working Memory
  • Gain pupil’s eye contact/attention
  • Use vocabulary and concepts at a level the pupil can understand
  • Reduce working memory loads
  • Make sure tasks are clear
  • Encourage the requesting of forgotten information
  • Focus on important information, regularly review
  • Sustain attention by using multi-sensory approach, realistic pace of work, chunking information etc
  • Use word tree, mind mapping, icons, photos and other visuals/memory aids

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supporting colleagues1
Supporting colleagues

Given the characteristics of an MLD profile –

What strategies can you advise colleagues to build into their lessons to increase accessibility?

What resources would be useful to support learning?

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strategies
Strategies
  • Differentiated outcomes/tasks
  • Small steps, clear focus, structure
  • Multisensory approach with visual/concrete aids
  • Simple, familiar language with repetition

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aids and support
Aids and support

Opportunities for:

  • clarification/checking understanding
  • pre-tutoring, especially of vocabulary
  • use of visual prompts/reminders
  • use of ICT, physical equipment
  • TA support

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remember to
Remember to …..

Recognise and celebrate each small achievement

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sources of help and support
Sources of help and support
  • LA team
  • Lead Practitioners, AS Teachers
  • Specialist provision/Outreach Services

Lowestoft - The Ashley School (KS1&2)

www.ashleyschool.co.uk

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www.specialschoolsoutreach.org.uk

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