Chapter 23

Elements of special provision

This chapter describes elements of special provision (such as the curriculum and pedagogy) for different disorders and disabilities to selectively illustrate the provision for each disorder or disability.

Curriculum and assessment

Provision for pupils with profound cognitive impairment includes a broad and rich curriculum informed by early infant development and integrating therapy and care. It requires very small steps of assessment reflecting the pupils’ levels of attainment and responses that may not necessarily reflect ‘vertical’ progress but also experiences and reactions. Regarding pupils with moderate to severe cognitive impairment, provision increasingly involves activities with a more recognisable ...

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