SNAP-SpLD Version 3 ...- gives an expanded profile across 24 specific learning difficulties and related factors, including self-esteem; - helps to identify clusters of problems and pinpoint the core features of a pupil's difficulties; - generates information sheets which will help to strengthen home and teacher support; - points the way to the most appropriate teaching and/or specialist provision; - helps to monitor progress and the effectiveness of any intervention; - is user-friendly, systematic and comprehensive. SNAP-SpLD is designed for use by special needs coordinators, learning support and specialist teachers in primary and secondary schools, and in SEN support services, special schools and dyslexia/SEN assessment centres. New features for Version 3 include revised school and home questionnaires, an enhanced SNAP profile giving 'core' and 'expanded' views, a new 'progress review' facility, plus updated information sheets which can now be age-related and more fully personalised to the individual pupil.
SNAP-SpLD involves four steps: Step 1 (Pupil Assessment Pack): structured questionnaires completed by the class teacher(s) and parents give an initial 'outline map' of the pupil's difficulties. Step 2 (CD-ROM): the questionnaire responses are collated onto the CD-ROM. Step 3 (User's Handbook): the photocopiable resource bank of quick diagnostic 'probes' helps give a fuller understanding of specific problem areas. Step 4 (CD-ROM): the computer-generated profile gives a textured overview of the pupil's difficulties plus specific suggestions for support in school and at home (including personalised information sheets for parents) and resources for practical follow-up. This User's Handbook is designed for use in conjunction with the Version 3 SNAP-SpLD CD-ROM and Pupil Assessment Pack (questionnaires): it provides full instructions for administering the package and guidelines for interpretation. For more information, visit www.SNAPassessment.com