PAGS® is new, unique framework for all learners aged 5-25 who need support to achieve their expected level. This tool is useful for learners who have social thinking difficulties related to autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, PDD, global developmental delay, moderate to severe learning difficulties. Available from July 2019.
We aim to help teachers and professionals to develop skills that enable learning for children and young adults with social thinking difficulties including autism of all ethnic and social background worldwide.
What makes PAGS® unique?
PAGS® assesses neuro-diverse children and young adults through a developmental model
so that their skill deficit, based on their cognitive or neurological level can be established.
PAGS® uses neurotypical development as a benchmark to support goal setting, but is flexible and enables more discrete levels of progress to be recorded.
PAGS® pinpoints skill development in four assessment categories, thus ensuring the development of the whole child is supported.
PAGS® assessments follow a progressive developmental sequence, divided into components that secures and consolidates aspects of learning.
PAGS® assessment categories enable a focus on a specific area of need such as cognitive development, social communication or self-regulation, in order to help create a balanced profile as a consequence of maximizing targeted skills.
PAGS® provides personalised targets which are key to highlighting all four areas of development and help minimise the concept of failure from test results.
PAGS® links together information from the parents and teachers in a distinctive fashion and supports the writing of an Education Health Care Plan (ECHP).
An in-depth, pupil-centred assessment of the skills underpinning learning. It can be fed into reports and annual reviews giving greater in-depth knowledge than a normal assessment would, and help when writing EHC plans.
Identifying the gaps in skills-acquisition enabling targets to be set.
Providing robust data for OFSTED as it includes an easy scoring system which will show progress graphically.
What does PAGS® provide?
PAGS® provides personalised targets with appropriate interventions to support the specific needs of each individual child as advocated by the Rochford Review (2017)
PAGS® offers more discrete level of progress, enabling clear progress to be documented and ensures the learner experiences success.
How PAGS can help parents?
PAGS® is a digital communication platform for all professionals who are working with your son/daughter. Parents can share the PAGS® report, child’s personalized goals and effective strategies with the class teacher, learning coach, private tutor or an educational consultant.
Research on PAGS
PAGS® has been trialled in schools and colleges in the UK and Belgium. It has been trialled on individual cases with ages 5-25y and on neurotypical children and adults. The assessment has been presented at European Conferences and in September 2019 at the 12th International Autism Congress as a Poster Presentation.