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Resources to support assessment of needs in schools

ADHD Behaviour Frequency Matrix

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This matrix helps to identify whether a child is exhibiting ADHD behaviours. This is not a diagnostic tool but useful for justifying referral to specialist agencies and parenting support.


Behaviour Observation Record

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A helpful template for recording your observation and discussion notes when observing children with behaviour, emotional or social needs. The record form comes with some helpful prompts for looking at learning, communciation, social and personal behaviours.



Class Compliance Chart

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Use this resource to divide the class by level of cooperativeness and compliance. Detailed instructions for use are included.


Emotional & Social Well-Being Questionnaire for Parents

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This is a very simple and quick to complete questionnaire useful for surveying the needs of a class or year group. It provides an opportunity to screen a class to identify those pupils who may benefit from an intervention to support their emotional needs and/or social confidence.



Oppositional Defiant Disorder Behaviour Frequency Matrix

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Diagnosis of ODD is based on a number of specific behaviours consistently happening over a period of 6 months or greater. This matrix allows this frequency data on these behaviours to identify possible ODD. This is not a diagnostic tool but useful for justifying referral to specialist agencies and parenting support.


Pathological Demand Avoidance Behaviour Frequency Matrix

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This matrix helps to identify whether a child is exhibiting PDA behaviours. This is not a diagnostic tool but useful for justifying referral to specialist agencies and parenting support.



Pupil Assessment Matrix (PDF)

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This one-page assessment sheet captures the student's strengths and difficulties in the four areas of learning; social relationships; emotional and mental well being and home life. PDF version.


Pupil Assessment Matrix (MS Doc)

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This one-page assessment sheet captures the student's strengths and difficulties in the four areas of learning; social relationships; emotional and mental well being and home life. Word version for typing direct into form.



Pupil Behaviour Profile

Pupil Behaviour Profile

This is simple one-page recording sheet for building up a picture of a child's strengths, difficulties, triggers and calmers together with the rewards and consequences in place.


Pupil Learning Profile

Pupil Learning Profile

This is simple one-page recording sheet for building up a picture of a child's learning needs and identifying effective strategies for supporting them.



Pupil Sensory Profile

Pupil Sensory Profile

This is simple one-page recording sheet for building up a picture of a child's sensory needs and identifying effective strategies for supporting them.


Pupil Outcome Plan

Pupil Outcome Plan

Use this to capture a 'plan,do, review' cycle to achieve three positive outcomes for the child.



Self-Esteem Scale

Self-Esteem Scale

This is a copy of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale which has been use since 1965 for assessing low self-esteem. Instructions for scoring and interpreting the test are also given.


Short Term and Working Memory Digit Recall Tests

Digit Recall Tests

This is a simple test that can be used to get an indication of working memory capacity. Though useful it only measures a small part of working memory and is not a diagnostic tool. Print two sided (flip on short side) and then fold to produce an A5 resource.