Target Ladders Visual Perception
'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.'
Visual perceptual skills involve the ability to interpret and organise information that is seen and give it meaning. Inaccurate processing of this information can affect a child’s ability to access school curriculum and their ability to learn.
Using Target Ladders Visual Perception will enable teachers, teaching assistants 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.
Target Ladders: Visual Perception provides ‘small steps’ targets and helpful strategies based on seven key aspects of challenge to help and support children with Visual Perception difficulties:
o Aspect 1: Visual memory skills
o Aspect 2: Visual sequential memory
o Aspect 3: Visual closure
o Aspect 4: Visual discrimination
o Aspect 5: Visual form constancy
o Aspect 6: Visual figure ground
o Aspect 7: Visual motor integration
Mark Hill has been a special needs co-ordinator and is now a specialist teacher for children with Autism Spectrum Condition.