Easy-Easier Child's Voice Toolkit

PE31: New Easy-Easier (TM) Child’s Voice Toolkit for children with SEND

£350.00

Listening to the Child’s Voice- an ‘Easy-Easier’ approach to listen, plan and review

This resource is designed to accompany Positive Outcomes for Children with SEND but can be used separately.  It offers an approach that is applicable to all children with SEND in years 1 – 6 and is a whole school approach to incorporating and responding to the ‘child’s voice’.

The ‘Easy-Easier’ child’s voice resource is designed to fully involve the child when planning and reviewing their outcomes.

The resource supports the child to develop their additional curriculum outcomes. Positive Eye has developed an additional curriculum which addresses 8 areas that the child may need to develop skills within.

The Additional Curriculum Outcomes © works across two products which link together

Positive Outcomes for Children with SEND

And

The Easy-Easier Child’s Voice Toolkit

Some examples from each area are included here:

Sensory Function and Efficiency

Learning how to use each sense and master control over – listening, vision, tactile…. etc……

Understanding the World

Concept development , receptive language, object characteristics, spatial understanding, understanding actions and events…… etc…..

Media Access

Access to information – learning how to use and using adapted materials,  using specialist adapted equipment…etc…

Interaction with the world

Expressive language, co-operation and negotiation with others, environmental knowledge and concepts……etc…….

Managing our own world

Organisation and efficiency, self regulatory behaviour, time management, personal hygiene…..etc……

Understanding our place and ourselves in the world

Social communication, body language, social etiquette, problem solving and goal setting….etc……

Accessible and Assistive Technology

Using IT to access learning, using IT to record own work, using IT for research…..etc…….

A positive future

Career awareness, managing your own home, managing finances…..etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Description

How to use:

The approach centres on using the language of Easy-Easier and a simple structured system for the child to think about their outcomes.

There are three stages with accompanying resources:

  1. Listen to the child’s voice, by including them in a structured approach to help them to think about the tasks they find easy and those they would like to find easier.
  2. Plan actions for those tasks the child would like to find easier. Include the child in this process, listen and incorporate their ideas and suggestions. They may have the solution!
  3. Review progress with the child – post tickets in the ‘Easy’ side once child judges that a task is now ‘Easy’ (or as ‘Easy as it can be’)

Why use:

  • Puts the child’s voice at the heart of the ‘plan, review, do’ process
  • Provides a flexible tool to chart additional curriculum outcomes
  • Use to include child in EHC planning

Benefits:

  • Helps to positively engage children in learning
  • Enables meaningful learning targets to be set
  • Recognise child’s strengths and promotes positive self e

Step 1 – Listen to the child’s voice

1.The child reads/accesses the tickets – preferably independently or with minimum assistance

  1. The child considers each ticket and is asked to post each one in the Easy-Easier ® Posting Box, according to whether they find it ‘Easy’ or whether they would like to find it ‘Easier’.
  2. If the child is not sure which slot to post the ticket into, encourage them to make a separate pile to return to later.

Step 2 – Plan actions – listen to child’s voice and plan together

Together complete and agree the High Flyer’s Action Plan.

Deliver interventions, put actions in place

Step 3 – Review progress: Child re-posts the tickets in the ‘Easy’ slot when they feel access to the task or activity has become easy.

Measuring progress

  • Child: As tickets are moved by the child into the ’Easy’ side success is recognised and positive self esteem is promoted.
  • Practitioner: Record progress in the ‘Additional Curriculum Skills Booklet using the scale of 1 – 4 to consider the child’s progress.

Resource includes:

2 x Easy-Easier ® Posting Boxes, 8 colour coded sets of Easy-Easier tickets linked to the 8 Additional Curriculum Outcome areas, an action plan, individual recording booklets and graphs for each year. (All on CD also as part of the package – excluding the posting box). (Further boxes can be ordered separately at £20.00 per box).

The Easy-Easier tickets are designed to be used in conjunction with the Easy-Easier® Posting Box.  Appropriate selection of which tickets to use can be made by the practitioner beforehand. The tickets can be used flexibly, amended and further personalised ones added as required.