“Children needing specialist provision are identified as having
needs over and above those that can be met at a universal and
targeted level. This group of children will need joined up,
multi-disciplinary support; access to settings and schools in which
appropriate support and learning opportunities can be provided;
access to a range of specialist interventions and specific
specialist support for their parents.”
(Jordan and Thomas 2010, page 7)
Examples of specialist provision in Worcestershire
- Nursery language provision - Specialist
nursery classes make provision on a part-time basis for pre-school
- A range of mainstream resourced provision
including language classes, mainstream autism bases
- Nurture Groups offer support for children's
positive emotional, social and cognitive development.
- Identification, assessment and diagnosis of
Autism Spectrum Disorder through pre-school and school age
Communication and Social Behaviour Assessment Teams (CASBAT).
Mainstream Resourced provision
At present, there are mainstream language
classes and autism bases across the county covering Primary and
Secondary age groups. Their aim is to provide high quality
specialist provision within a mainstream school for children with
specific language difficulties (Language Classes) and autism
spectrum disorders (Autism Bases). The ultimate aim is that the
children will be included in their mainstream classes (with varying
levels of support) enabling access to a full and varied
The philosophy is that each child should have
every opportunity to play a full part in a mainstream school.
Currently, placement is through the statutory assessment process
and Statement of Special Educational Need.
At the time of writing, a review of all
additionally resourced provision has begun in Worcestershire.
© Worcestershire County
Council and Worcestershire PCT 2011.
Within the SLCN Pathway :
- The use of child/children
refers to children and young people
- The use of setting includes
childminders, children's centres, nurseries, pre-schools,
- The use of parents refers to
parents and carers.
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