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Sign Supported English uses signs from British Sign Language (BSL) alongside speech.
Know how the use of sign supported English promotes learning and development.
Identify ways that sign supported English supports the development of social and emotional skills.
Identify ways that sign supported English contributes to the development of language skills.
Explain how sign supported English can help develop cognitive skills.
Be able to use sign supported English to promote learning and development.
Support the planning of activities using sign supported English to promote social, emotional, language and cognitive development.
Use and assess the effectiveness of activities using sign supported English in promoting social, emotional, language and cognitive development.
Understand the role of signing and fingerspelling in the development of early literacy.
Explain how signing and fingerspelling contribute to the development of early literacy skills.
Be able to demonstrate the role of sign supported English in providing an environment which values children and young people and encourages positive, pro-social behaviour.
Explain the contribution of signing to the provision of an environment which values children and young people.
Use and reflect on own use of behaviour management signs and signed phrases in promoting positive behaviour.