2This demo featuresSpecial Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP-SpLD) for specific learning difficulties 5–14developed by Charles Weedon and Gavin ReidandSpecial Needs Assessment Profile-Behaviour (SNAP-B) for social, emotional and behavioural difficulties 5–16developed by Rob Long and Charles Weedon
3Computer-aided diagnostic assessment and profiling – for use by all special needs and learning support staff!SNAP draws information from home and school. Carefully-targeted questionnaires identify clusters and patterns of difficulties or behaviours, yielding a graphic profile which highlights core problem areas.For each problem area, SNAP then generates fully personalised information sheets giving down-to-earth, practical advice and strategies for more focused and effective support, at school and at home.Each SNAP program is purpose-designed for use by SENCOs, learning support and specialist teachers in primary and secondary schools, SEN support services, and other special needs professionals. No specific training is required.
4SNAP involves clear steps, using the CD-ROM in conjunction with the User’s Handbook and Pupil Assessment Pack, available separately:class teacher(s) and parents complete the structured questionnaires in the Pupil Assessment Pack, giving an initial 'outline map' of the pupil's difficulties;the parent and teacher responses are collated onto the CD-ROM;a computer-generated SNAP profile gives a graphic overview of the pupil’s difficulties;for each problem area, you can then generate personalised information sheets giving practical suggestions for support in school and at home.The infosheets generated from the SNAP profile are Word documents which you can edit, merge and expand as you feel appropriate.
5SNAP Together combines the award-winning SNAP-SpLD and SNAP-B programs, bringing clearer insights to both specific learning difficulties and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties – ideal for pupils with multiple difficulties.SNAP Together is comprehensive, structured and systematic: it maps each pupil's own mix of problems onto an overall matrix of learning and/or social and personal difficulties.SNAP Together helps you to identify clusters of problems and the core features of a pupil's difficulties.SNAP Together points the way to the most appropriate teaching and/or specialist provision.SNAP Together will help you to strengthen home and teacher support.SNAP Together will help you monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of any intervention.SNAP Together provides a shared database plus an Overview screen to help you keep track of your SNAP assessments and ensure they are kept up to date.
6What is SNAP-SpLD – and why do I need it? SNAP-SpLD gives a diagnostic profile across 22 specific learning difficulties and conditions – from ADD to visual processing and working memory difficulties (see full list on next screen).The SNAP-SpLD profile provides ‘core’ and ‘expanded’ views across all 22 SpLDs – plus self-esteem – to pinpoint problem areas.You can superimpose and compare any two previous SNAP-SpLD profiles, enabling you to review a pupil’s progress.You can also see at a glance where responses to individual questions have changed – for better or worse – in successive assessments.The information sheets generated for each SpLD can be ‘age-linked’ for primary and secondary pupils.A ‘confidence indicator’ alerts you if there is a high proportion of ‘don’t know’ responses or skipped questions in the questionnaires.
7The specific learning difficulties and conditions profiled by SNAP-SpLD are: Attentional and hyperactivity difficultiesAttention deficit disorder (ADD)HyperactivityImpulsivityDevelopmental coordination disorder (DCD)/dyspraxiaMovement, balance, coordination and planning difficultiesSensory integration and sensory sensitivity difficultiesInvoluntary speech/motor difficultiesDyscalculiaEssential fatty acid deficiencyLiteracy difficultiesReadingSpellingDysgraphiaHyperlexia/specific comprehension deficitWorking memory difficultiesAuditory working memory difficultiesVisual working memory difficultiesProcessing speed difficultiesSocial awareness and communicative difficultiesSpoken language difficultiesPhonological difficultiesExpressive/receptive language difficultiesAuditory processing difficultiesVisual and visual processing difficultiesVisual tracking and ocular control difficultiesMeares–Irlen SyndromeVisual-perceptual/nonverbal difficultiesLow self-esteemSocial self-esteemEducational self-esteem
8A SNAP-SpLD ‘core’ profile, with Literacy Difficulties ‘expanded’
9A SNAP-SpLD ‘full’ profile (the red vertical line shows the pupil’s own overall average, not a ‘norm’).Double-clicking on any bar will generate a personalised information sheet focused on that particular difficulty.
10You can compare successive assessments, by overall profile …
12SNAP-Behaviour enables you to apply the same approach – actively involving school, home and pupil – to social, emotional and behavioural difficulties …
13What is SNAP–Behaviour – and why do I need it? SNAP–Behaviour is comprehensive, structured and systematic: it maps each pupil’s own mix of problems onto an overall matrix of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.SNAP–Behaviour gives a computer-aided profile across twelve key aspects of behaviour, plus self-esteem.SNAP–Behaviour helps you to identify clusters of problems and the core features of a pupil’s difficulties.SNAP–Behaviour points the way to the most appropriate support and/or specialist follow-up.SNAP–Behaviour helps you to strengthen home and teacher support via personalised help and strategy sheets.SNAP–Behaviour will also help you monitor progress and evaluate the effectiveness of any intervention. …
14What is SNAP–Behaviour – and why do I need it? continued You can superimpose and compare any two previous SNAP–B profiles, enabling you to review a pupil’s progress.Using the matrix, you can also see at a glance where responses to individual questions have changed – for better or worse – in successive assessments.The personalised helpsheets suggest a wide range of support strategies, with an emphasis on restorative approaches where appropriate.The helpsheets also include progress checklists linked to specific SEAL outcomes in each problem area, and can be ‘age-linked’ for primary and secondary pupils.A ‘confidence indicator’ alerts you if there is a high proportion of incomplete questionnaire responses.
15SNAP–Behaviour profiles twelve key aspects of behaviour: Relationship with selfAnxietyExplosive angerImplosive angerDepressionRelationships with peersFriendship deficitInstrumental aggressionAttention-seeking from peersHurtful towards peersRelationships with adultsAttention-seeking from adultsDefiance towards adultsOver-dependence upon adultsHurtful towards adultsPLUSEducational self-esteemSocial self-esteem
16A SNAP-B profile.The red lines show the pupil’s own overall average, not a ‘norm’.
17Two SNAP-B assessments compared, with the more recent superimposed on the earlier profile.
18Jimmy Smith’s compare matrix, showing general improvement from one assessment to the next (green smileys), but flagging three specific areas of regression (red smileys).
19How do I use SNAP–Behaviour? SNAP–Behaviour involves three clear steps, using the CD-ROM in conjunction with the Pupil Assessment Pack questionnaires, available separately:STEP 1 (Pupil Assessment Pack): structured questionnaire checklists for completion by class teacher(s), parents and pupil give an initial 'outline map' of the child's difficulties.STEP 2 (CD-ROM) – the core part of the package: collate the questionnaire responses onto the CD-ROM, to create a graphic profile of the child’s social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.STEP 3 (CD-ROM): click on the computer-generated profile to generate fully personalised support strategies and practical follow-up, for class teachers and parents.
20Which SNAP do I need?The user-friendly SNAP packages are designed for use by all special needs and learning support staff, and offer you maximum flexibility:You choose whether you want just SNAP-SpLD, just SNAP-B, or both (SNAP Together). All three options are available in single-user versions – ideal for peripatetic as well as in-school use, especially in smaller schools.If you want to run SNAP across a network – making the full package available to all special needs and support staff in a larger or split-site school – the SNAP Together network version is for you.
21The SNAP Together ‘pupil’ screen brings together and gives easy access to all of your SNAP data – ideal for those pupils who have multiple difficulties.
22 Clicking on the larger dots brings up a ‘thumbnail’ of the relevant SNAP profile (not available on this Powerpoint demo).(If you have previously used SNAP-SpLD and/or SNAP–B on the same computer, all your existing data can be imported into SNAP Together.)The SNAP Together ‘Overview’ shows the intervals (ages) at which a pupil has been assessed, at school and at home, using each of the SNAP-SpLD and SNAP-B questionnaires – helping to ensure that reviews are kept up to date.
23But first …To get fuller information about SNAP-SpLD and SNAP-B, and how they work, click to view (and print) the following key pages from the User’s Handbooks:SNAP – what it is and why we need itAdministering SNAPInterpreting and using the resultsSNAP–B: what?, when? and why?Administering SNAP–BInterpreting and using the SNAP–B profileThese pages are in Adobe® Reader (pdf) format. If you do not already have Adobe Reader installed on your PC, you can download Adobe Reader now.
24Try before you buy! To check out the facilities offered by both SNAP programs, you can install demo versions from the SNAP Combined Demo CD-ROM (ISBN ): ring to ask for your FREE copy today! Or you can download the demo programs from Each demo lets you explore all of the facilities provided by SNAP:Enter your own data.Review the SNAP questionnaires – and complete them for one or more imaginary pupils (note: on the demo programs, approximately half of the questions already have responses which are ‘locked’).Explore the ‘core’ and ‘expanded’ profiles, and the Compare facility.View/print and compare SNAP profiles.View/print sample information sheets for class teachers and parents.
25SNAP – single-user versions The SNAP single-user programs are designed for use on a single PC: the licence also allows installation on a laptop for use by peripatetic teachers. Your data can be held on a network drive (e.g. for automatic back-up) if required.Each SNAP program is a 32-bit Windows® application that requires the .NET framework 2.0 (or later) to be installed on your PC in order to run: this will be checked during installation and you will be prompted to install it if necessary.To run the framework and application, you require a PC running Windows® XP, Vista™ or Windows 7 with a 1.5GHz or faster processor, with at least 512 Mb of memory (1 Gb of RAM recommended for Vista or Windows 7) and approximately 200 Mb of disk space to install the program (and an extra 150Mb if you need to install the .NET framework) and 100 Mb to run it. For quicker results you will need a PC with a faster CPU and more RAM. You will also need a mouse and SVGA monitor, set to a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher. Note: as the number of data stored increases, the required disk space will also grow.
26SNAP Together – network version SNAP Together network version is designed to run over a school network, giving special needs and learning support staff across the whole school immediate access to the SNAP resources they need.This program is a 32-bit Windows® application that requires the .NET framework 2.0 (or later) to be installed on your PC in order to run: this will be checked during installation and you will be prompted to install it if necessary. To run the framework and application, you require a PC running Windows® Server 2003, XP, Vista™ or Windows 7 with a 1.5 GHz or faster processor, with at least 512 Mb of memory (1 Gb of RAM recommended for Vista or Windows 7) and approximately 200 Mb of disk space to install the program (and an extra 150Mb if you need to install the .NET framework) and 100 Mb to run it. For quicker results you will need a PC with a faster CPU and more RAM. If you are working through a server, this may have an additional effect on the perceived speed. You will also need a mouse and SVGA monitor, set to a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher. Note: as the number of data stored increases, the required disk space will also grow.
27Bookpoint Ltd, Hodder Education Customer Services TO ORDER your SNAP CD-ROM, User’s Handbook and Pupil Assessment Pack (to assess ten pupils), click to download an order form which you can post or fax to:Bookpoint Ltd, Hodder Education Customer Services130 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4SB(fax )(Existing SNAP users should use this order form to claim a renewal/upgrade discount.)Or you can order by telephone from Bookpoint onOr order online .Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.Adobe® and Acrobat® are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries.