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B Squared to demonstrate Autism Progress and Evisense at The Autism Show

  • Assess the impact of an individual’s autism with Autism Progress and use this profiling tool to access targeted support strategies – it’s already being used by more than 400 UK settings!
  • Create a portfolio of an individual’s educational journey using the Evisense evidence management platform – sign up for a FREE 3-month trial at the Show

At The Autism Show this year, delegates visiting the B Squared stand will be able to see demonstrations of both its autism profiling tool, Autism Progress, and its evidence management platform, Evisense. B Squared assessment experts will also be available to discuss the Rochford Review and its implications for settings working with individuals with SEND.

Autism Progress – assess the impact of an individual’s Autism

Already in use by over 400 settings in the UK, Autism Progress is an observational assessment framework designed to help members of staff to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It has been created to give education and care professionals a universal language to describe, discuss and address the unique challenges faced by individuals with autism. This new profiling tool is designed for use across a wide range of settings and disciplines – from the classroom to residential and adult care – each of which have very different needs. It has been developed by B Squared, in collaboration with experts from three leading charities – Autism Wessex, Scottish Autism and the North East Autism Society. Experienced Special Educational Needs teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists have also helped to develop and finalise its content.

Autism Progress aims to give the most detailed current picture of an individual’s capabilities. People can be profiled from birth to early adulthood. While each person with autism is unique, the difficulties faced can be divided into four key developmental areas, all of which are included in Autism Progress: Communication; Social Interaction; Flexibility of Thought; and Emotional Regulation.

Phil Baker, Head of Education, Hope House School, Nottinghamshire, said “This profiling tool is both relevant and useful for the assessment of individuals with autism. The support strategies it recommends provide a solid foundation for individual students’ development.”

Dale Pickles from B Squared will be speaking about ‘The importance of profiling the barriers to learning in people with autism’ in The Hub: Theatre 2 at the following times:

London: Friday 16 June 14.30 – 14.50

Birmingham: Friday 23 June 12.50 – 13.10

Manchester: Friday 30 June 13.40 – 14.00

Stand numbers: London D25; Birmingham D18; Manchester C18

 

Evisense – evidence for learning made easy

B Squared’s evidence management platform has been designed to make capturing evidence of learning easier. Evisense enables settings to collect photos, videos, audio and documents to create a portfolio of an individual’s educational journey.

Accessible via multiple platforms – Android, iOS, Amazon Fire apps and web browser – Evisense has also been designed as a communication tool. Teaching staff can easily and quickly share recorded evidence with parents, giving them a clear insight into their child’s progress, helping to increase parents’ involvement in their children’s education. In terms of security and safeguarding, Evisense offers unsurpassed safety features, including encryption of all media files and immediate removal from mobile devices on successful upload. Device security, audit trails and child protection lists are also employed.

Delegates can sign up for a FREE 3-month trial of Evisense on the B Squared stand at the Show.

 

Connecting Steps – detect even the smallest of improvements

B Squared’s Connecting Steps V4 hosted assessment software enables schools to detect even the smallest of improvements. It can be used to track progress across: EYFS, P Levels, all National Curriculum subjects within Primary education, Welsh Foundation and KS2 curriculums. The Company’s education team, all of whom are experienced teaching staff, are currently developing progress tracking for Secondary education, as well as a framework for children who have PMLD, SLD, or CLDD designed to enable teachers to identify and record the ongoing achievements of pupils who are working profoundly beneath age-related expectations.

For more information on Autism Progress, Evisense or Connecting Steps, please visit the B Squared stand. Alternatively, contact our Sales team on 01252 870133 or visit our websites B Squared, Autism Progress and Evisense.

About B Squared

B Squared has over 20 years’ experience within the assessment sector. Its products are already used by over 3,000 schools across the UK and internationally to track pupil progress.

B Squared is ‘Rochford Review Ready’. Since the publication of the Rochford Review in 2016, the Company has been working to identify the best approach to meet the changing needs of schools. This has included changing the structure of its frameworks, the breadth of its content and increasing its focus on the holistic achievements of pupils.

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