ASN - A Graduated Approach Course

Supporting schools with the Government’s ASN Graduated Approach

YogaBugs ASN A Graduated Approach Course has been designed to allow a full spectrum of school staff to gain knowledge about a wide range of special educational needs that are common within mainstream and specialist settings.

Our short course offers a simple, yet informative method of gaining a deeper understanding of specific needs.

The course can be beneficial for early career teachers and more experienced teachers alike, we would also recommend it for ASL’s who wish to learn more about ASN in general or who have a specific training need for staff in their setting.

Training is delivered in small chunks so you can access what you need, when you need it.

The course is fully downloadable with video presentations. It can be delivered as a training course within your school or teachers can choose modules, they want to know more about with complete flexibility to suit you school’s needs.

Use it to deliver a training day within your school, or have teachers watch at their leisure.

Who is it aimed at:

  • ASL’s
  • Teaching assistants
  • Early Career Teachers
  • Mental Health Leads
  • Pastoral Managers
  • Family Support Worker
  • Anyone wanting to expand their knowledge and support children with ASN

Whole Course Overview

  • To understand what the key areas of need are for ASN;
  • To understand what a ‘Graduated Approach’ is and how this should be organised to support learners effectively;
  • To gain knowledge about a wide range of common ASN issues across all of the categories of need;
  • To build a toolbox of strategies and ideas that will work for a wide range of common areas of ASN;
  • To enhance the skillset of all staff working with ASN children so they gain more effective outcomes for all;
  • To promote all teachers as confident teachers of ASN children.

This course is split into manageable units:

The ASN Code of Practice


  • Areas of Need
  • Graduated Approach


Learning and Cognition
  • Learning and Cognition introduction
  • Global Delay (GDD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Autism (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Communication and Interaction
  • Communication and Interaction Introduction
  • Receptive language difficulties
  • Expressive language difficulties
  • Pragmatic/social communication difficulties
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Creating a communication friendly classroom
Social Emotional and Mental Health
  • SEMH introduction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attachment Disorders
  • De-escalation and crisis management
  • Childhood trauma
  • Emotional based school avoidance
  • Pathological demand avoidance
  • Self esteem
Sensory and Physical
  • Sensory and physical Introduction
  • Visual impairment (VI)
  • Hearing impairment (HI)