Statutory Assessment in BSL (British Sign Language) uses a different word order to spoken English. We have attempted to explain the Statutory Assessment paperwork in sign language. The characters in the following videos are fictitious, Mrs White is played by Deborah Vann Halle, Sign Language Tutor and Mrs. Reed by Linda Edward.
The videos are in four parts and include a signed introduction by Alexia Hall, Sign Language Tutor. This is followed by role play between Deborah Van Halle, Sign Language Tutor and Linda Edwards, sign language student.
These videos explain about Statutory Assessment in BSL (British Sign Language) and includes one parent's experience of the process and paperwork. Mrs. White's son, John, has a severe and permanent hearing impairment in both ears. After Statutory Assessment of John's Special Educational Needs, five years ago, John was given a Statement of Special Educational needs.
This statement describes John's educational needs that are different to and above that of his peers. It says how his needs are to be met. Mrs. White's friend, Mrs. Reed, is asking for advice. Her daughter, Sarah, is experiencing difficulties with learning. She has a permanent and progressive hearing impairment. The process of statutory assessment has begun and and Mrs White is checking with her friend how to fill in the associated forms.
The glossary is in two parts and includes words and job titles used in the paperwork. We hope the videos are useful to you.