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Personalised study skills training aims to equip SEND post-16 learners with the tools and strategies to become independent, confident learners, fostering their academic success and preparing them for further education or employment.

  1. Assessment and Individualised Plans: Conduct evaluations to understand each student’s specific learning needs, strengths, and challenges. Based on these assessments, personalised study plans are developed.
  2. Multisensory Learning Techniques: Implementing various learning strategies that cater to different senses (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc.). These might include using visual aids, hands-on activities, and auditory cues to reinforce learning.
  3. Time Management and Organization: Teaching practical time management skills, such as creating schedules, prioritising tasks, and organising study materials. Visual planners or apps might be used to assist with organisation.
  4. Adaptive Technology Training: Introducing and training students to use assistive technologies that aid in their learning process. This could involve teaching how to use specialised software, text-to-speech tools, or apps tailored to their needs.
  5. Note-Taking Strategies: Teaching effective note-taking techniques that suit individual learning preferences, which could involve colour-coding, mind mapping, or using digital note-taking tools.
  6. Reading and Comprehension Strategies: Providing techniques to enhance reading comprehension, such as breaking down complex texts, summarising information, or utilising reading assistance tools.
  7. Study Strategies for Different Subjects: Tailoring study approaches to suit various subjects, considering the unique requirements of each discipline.
  8. Self-Advocacy Skills: Empowering learners to advocate for themselves, teaching them to communicate their needs, seek assistance, and access support services available to them.
  9. Assessment Support: Preparing students for assessments, exams, or coursework by offering strategies to manage stress, practice test-taking skills, and adapt studying techniques.
  10. Regular Progress Monitoring and Adaptation: Continuously monitor progress and adapt the study skills training based on the student’s development and feedback from educators, parents, and students.
  11. Collaboration with Support Networks: Working closely with educators, parents, and support staff to ensure a holistic approach to the student’s learning and well-being.

Personalized study skills training for post-16 learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is essential to empower them for academic success. Here’s how such training can be tailored:

  1. Individualized Assessments: Begin by conducting assessments to identify each student’s specific learning needs, strengths, and challenges. This assessment could cover areas such as study habits, organization, time management, and preferred learning styles.
  2. Customized Learning Plans: Based on the assessment results, develop personalized learning plans for each student. These plans should outline specific strategies and techniques tailored to address their unique study skill requirements.
  3. Multi-Sensory Learning Techniques: Implement multi-sensory learning methods that accommodate different learning styles. This might involve visual aids, hands-on activities, auditory materials, or technology-based learning to cater to diverse preferences.
  4. Time Management and Organization: Offer guidance on effective time management and organizational skills. Provide tools like planners, calendars, or digital apps tailored to individual preferences to help students manage their schedules and tasks.
  5. Study Strategies: Teach various study strategies, such as note-taking techniques, summarizing information, active reading methods, and memory-enhancing exercises. Adapt these strategies to suit the specific learning needs of each student.
  6. Assistive Technology Integration: Introduce and train students in the use of assistive technologies that aid in studying, such as text-to-speech software, mind-mapping tools, or apps for organization and note-taking.
  7. Regular Monitoring and Feedback: Continuously monitor the progress of each student and provide constructive feedback. Adjust the study skills training as needed based on their progress and evolving needs.
  8. Self-Advocacy Skills: Empower students to advocate for themselves by teaching them how to recognize their learning strengths and communicate their needs to teachers or support staff effectively.
  9. Peer Support and Collaboration: Encourage peer support networks or study groups where students can collaborate, share study strategies, and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
  10. Transition Planning: Prepare students for transitions, whether it’s moving on to higher education, vocational training, or entering the workforce. Offer guidance on adapting study skills to different environments.
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