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The video on the following slide features a teaching assistant who is both promoting
and assessing a child's ability to make choices and to anticipate what will happen
in the context of a familiar social routine. It shows Jo, a teaching assistant, working
with Katie, an eleven year old pupil who has a severe visual impairment and cerebral
Katie's twin impairments affect her ability to explore what is around her. She
has limited expressive skills but has her own names for familiar people and activities.
A case study:
Jo encourages Katie to select one of two objects that have become associated by
Katie with particular poems so that she can choose a preferred sensory poem. Jo makes
written records of Katie's responses which show that the objective of the session
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