Target Ladders Developing Co-ordination
This powerful series of practical books fully supports the SENCo and class teacher in implementing the 2014 SEND Code of Practice in order to close the gap between children with SEN and their peers.
The Target Ladders books provide an overview of the range of difficulties experienced by children with a particular SEN, enabling the busy teacher to get a better understanding of the child’s learning priorities. Photocopiable materials include checklists to help you identify children who may be in need of extra help, and templates for records of progress and monitoring sheets.
Target Ladders focus on what a child can do, rather than what they cannot do, in order to identify next steps, presenting ‘small steps’ targets for children and suggested strategies for achieving these targets. They provide the structure and flexibility to recognise that every child is different and will follow their own pathway through the targets.
Using Target Ladders Visual Perception will enable both non-specialist teachers and SENCos to identify appropriate learning goals for independent learning, to adapt the suggested strategies or ideas for their own pupils, and to begin to impact on children's visual perception needs in order to close the gap between these children and their peers.
Developing Co-ordination addresses seven key areas of challenge for children with development co-ordination disorder (dyspraxia) and other difficulties with co-ordination:
• gross motor skills for PE
• ball skills
• fine motor skills for the classroom
• visual perceptual skills
• handwriting and recording
• executive skills
• social and emotional behaviours for learning.
Helpful checklists and practical advice for supporting children with co-ordination difficulties make this an ideal resource for the busy teacher.