Explain How Different Types of Interventions Can Promote Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People Where Development Is Not Following the Expected Pattern.

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CYP 3.1 – 3.4 Explain how different types of interventions can promote positive outcomes for children and young people where development is not following the expected pattern.

There are many different types of professionals who can offer support to children who are not following the expected pattern of development, the support is usually coordinated by the schools, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). If a child starts school with a disability the SENCO will have been informed by the child’s parents prior to the child starting. The child may already be receiving support from a number of professionals. For example a child with a physical disability may well be receiving treatment from a physiotherapist, with exercises given to
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Educational Psychologist
A child will be assessed by an educational psychologist if there are concerns about their intellectual, communication and behavioural development. Assessments can be arranged by the SENCO or independently. The aim of the assessments is to find out why the child is not progressing and what support is needed in order for them to progress. Specific learning difficulties are often identified in this way such as Dyslexia, AHAD, Dyspraxia. Support and targets for the child are then set to help them achieve. The outcome of the assessments may involve the child referred to other professionals e.g. occupational therapist, optometrist, speech and language therapist, psychiatrist. The psychologist will advise the school on how to promote development for example, keeping verbal instructions simple. Keep stories and group activities short to match attention span.

Additional Learning Support
Additional learning support means giving children extra help or support so they can get the most out of their education and reach their fullest potential. This may mean for example a physically disabled child needs one to one assistance throughout the school day when moving around the school buildings. However it does not just apply to children who have long term difficulties or disabilities. For example a child who has moved school mid year may need additional support for a short
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