Special Educational Needs (Sen) Advanced - Qp2

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Special Educational Needs (Sen) Advanced - Qp2

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  • 1. 
    Learning disability includes the presence of:-  (Select Three) 
    • A. 

      A significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills (impaired intelligence).

    • B. 

      The ‘disability’ term is often found by disabled people to have a negative and stigmatising meaning.

    • C. 

      A reduced ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning).

    • D. 

      Which started before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development.

  • 2. 
    While ‘learning disability’ is considered internationally to refer to a person’s difficulties in global understanding, learning, and communication, there are slight but significant differing ways in which the term is used in different countries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The phrase ‘moderate learning difficulty’ has come to be used much more widely than was originally intended, describing children with ______ attainment as well as those with greater and more specific difficulty. 
    • A. 

      Low

    • B. 

      High

    • C. 

      Moderate

  • 4. 
    Learning difficulties is therefore seen as a problem within the child, where an individual that attains lower comparable marks than his or her peers might be labelled as ‘slow’ without wider aspects being considered.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Attitudes and __________ of children with moderate learning difficulties and the surrounding academic and social culture within which they sit can be seen from several angles: the child’s point of view, that of their typical peers, and that of their teachers and learning support staff.
    • A. 

      Impairments

    • B. 

      Perceptions

    • C. 

      Shortcomings

  • 6. 
    There are a number of technical and ethical issues associated with the collection of views from children and pupils with MLD:-   (Select Five)
    • A. 

      How competent the child is in articulating his or her views adequately – this includes their linguistic, physical and cognitive capabilities.

    • B. 

      How competent the questioner is in obtaining an adequate response.

    • C. 

      Obtaining children’s views can be problematic.

    • D. 

      How the information is used afterwards.

    • E. 

      Any further factors to take into account, such as setting and context – relationships been child and questioner, emotional factors,and where questions may link to an emotional experience.

    • F. 

      Human rights and overall ethics considerations.

  • 7. 
    Most students felt positive about special schools, their criticisms were that the curriculum held some of them back for the sake of pupils who learned at a slower rate; and that many of them felt they were under-protected in this type of environment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Personal attitudes of teachers towards their pupils are very much related to the value the teacher places on a child, and one phrase that can be useful to remember is ‘it isn’t the destination that’s important, but the ________’.
    • A. 

      Journey

    • B. 

      Achievement

    • C. 

      Behaviour

  • 9. 
    Several studies have shown that bullying in all its natures, whether open and loud, or insidious and quiet, has serious negative effects on the self-esteem and self-perception of children with MLD.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Research has shown that secondary school children identified as having MLD fall into THREE groups: (Please select)
    • A. 

      Those with difficulty in areas of understanding concepts, with poor reasoning skills, d low attainment.

    • B. 

      Those more likely to suffer victimisation.

    • C. 

      Those with only low attainment.

    • D. 

      Those showing neither low attainment nor difficulties in understanding concepts.

  • 11. 
    Pupils with moderate learning difficulties have much greater difficulty than their peers in acquiring basic literacy and numeracy skills and in understanding concepts. They may also have associated _______ and language delay, low self-esteem, low levels of concentration and under developed social skills.
    • A. 

      Speech

    • B. 

      Laughing

    • C. 

      Talking

  • 12. 
    Dynamic, teaching assessments aims to uncover the child’s ______ to understand a concept, and to evaluate how much support or mediation is needed, and what kind is preferred in order to help the child understand. 
    • A. 

      Difficulty

    • B. 

      Capacity

    • C. 

      Enabling

  • 13. 
    Helping a child understand why something is a mistake and how to correct it is a useful outcome of using dynamic assessments. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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