The Support for Learning Service provides a team of specialist teachers who are available to assess and directly teach children with Special Educational Needs. Children can be referred to the service by their school for an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. A request may be made to the service for either individual teaching or small group teaching for those pupils who would benefit from a specific, individualised intervention programme
Schools may make a referral for a diagnostic assessment of children who are falling behind their peers either in literacy, numeracy or they may have fine or gross motor difficulties. This assessment will investigate their verbal and non-verbal ability, the basic skills required for literacy and in some cases, their basic knowledge of number and specific fine and gross motor skills. Identification of any areas of difficulty can then be used to create individual intervention programmes and appropriate support in the classroom.