Moderate Learning Difficulties
Present information in small chunks
Keep language simple, clear and precise
Ask the pupil to repeat instructions back
Keep to a regular routine
Scaffold the learning, ensuring opportunities for independence
Problems acquiring basic numeracy and literacy skills
Allow additional time for students to process information and instructions.
Make use of writing frames
Ensure phonics are overtaught
Embed the concept of place value, number bonds to ten and times tables first
Ensure new teaching is revisited
Use pre teach or precision teach
An inability to generalise learning and apply it to new situations.
Use concrete and visual objects in lessons
Ensure that new concepts are explicitly talked about in different scenarios
Use prompts, visually, verbally or written
Recap prior learning at the beginning of each lesson
Use examples of safe and unsafe items and situations.
Link new vocabulary to already learnt and understood words – use visual cues to help
Keep language clear and concise
Correct mispronunciations by repeating the sentence and enunciating correctly
Poor and fine gross motor skills
Provide activities and games to promote motor skills.
Provide alternative means of recording eg: labelled pictures, diagrams, flow charts and mind maps
Provide easy use scissors
Consider using pen / pencil grips
Use verbal prompts to prepare for any motor skill use - shout the name before throwing a ball; use a cue word for finder spacing etc
Emotional and Behavioural difficulties
Use paired learning with appropriate role models.
Correct but use a restorative approach
Be consistent in boundaries
Use a buddy approach so the students feels included.
Agree on a time out strategy
Use the incredible 5 point scale so the pupil can identify their emotional response