When a student is working below expectations it is important that teachers rapidly build up a picture of any learning difficulties they may be experiencing in order to inform timely and effective interventions.

The award winning Special Educational Needs Assessment Toolkit (SENAT2020) provides schools with the basic tools they may require to identify the problem, suggest appropriate interventions and measure the outcome. Many of the assessments can be administered by non-specialist teachers, potentially reducing the burden on the SEN department.

The assessments cover the following key areas of SEN:

  • Dyslexia
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • Numeracy
  • Working memory
  • Mental health and wellbeing

The table below sets out which tools are available and the uses of each one.

What is it?

What does it assess?

Age range

Format

Primary / Secondary or All-through

Rapid

  • Phonological skills
  • Working memory
  • Phonic decoding
  • Visual-verbal integration memory*

4-15

Online

P, S, A

CoPS

  • Phonological awareness
  • Phoneme discrimination
  • Verbal short-term memory
  • Visual short-term memory
  • Visual and verbal sequencing

4-8

Online

P, A

LASS

  • Visual memory
  • Auditory-verbal memory
  • Phonic reading skills
  • Phonological processing
  • Single word reading
  • Sentence reading
  • Spelling
  • Reasoning

8-11

&

11-15

8-11 online

11-15 CD ROM, PC only

P, A

S, A

YARC

  • Phonological skills*
  • Letter sound knowledge*
  • Word reading*
  • Decoding skills (including accuracy and rate of reading)*
  • Comprehension*
  • Rate of reading comprehension**
  • Fluency**
  • Summarisation**

4-16

Paper

P, S, A

ViSS

Susceptibility to visual stress

7-adult

CD ROM -PC only

P, S, A

BPVS

Receptive vocabulary

3-16

Paper

P, S, A

PhAB

  • Ability to isolate sounds in single syllable words
  • Speed of phonological production
  • Ability to identify rhyme
  • Segmentation of single syllable words
  • Retrieval of phonological information from long-term memory
  • Ability to decode letter strings
  • Combining sounds to make spoken words
  • Ability to use short-term memory for phonological segments
  • Separation of spoken words into their constituent phonemes
  • Ability to anticipate how a word would sound if one phoneme is deleted

5-11

Paper

P, A

WellComm Early Years and
WellComm Primary

Speech and language

Incorporates over 100 intervention strategies

Early years:
6 months-6

Primary:
6 – 11

Early years: Paper

Primary: Paper & ebook

P, A

Sandwell Early Numeracy Test (SENT)

Five strands of basic number skills:

  • Identification of numbers
  • Oral counting
  • Value/computation
  • Object counting
  • Language

8-14

Paper

P, S, A

Recall

  • Phonological loop
  • Visual-spatial sketchpad
  • Central executive
  • Processing speed

7-16

CD ROM, PC only

P, S, A

Emotional Literacy

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skills

7-15

Paper

P, S, A

Resilience

  • Learned helplessness
  • Hopefulness
  • Cognitive and behavioural coping strategies
  • Control of personal outcomes in life (external versus internal perceptions)
  • Coping strategies
  • Belief in ability to handle challenging situations

7-18

Paper

P, S, A

 

*Primary only

**Secondary only

Pricing

The Special Educational Needs Assessment Toolkit 2020 is available in Primary, Secondary and All-through versions starting at £1,313.81 for the Secondary package to £2,212.93 for the All-through version.

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