Methods & Tools

The Methods & Tools below have been rated by the SOS Network team. The score has a scale from 0 (poor) to 5 (excellent). The methods without a score have not been rated by the SOS Network team

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Ambitions or Objectives Country of Origin SOS Rating Vote
SIA, Snabbt i arbete, “Quickly into jobs”

The initiative is aimed at people with an immigrant background who have been in Sweden for a longer or shorter period of time but not able to establish themselves in the labor market. The aim is to support, inform, help and have individual discussions with the participants.

Sweden 5

Average: 3 (15 votes)

The President’s Award

The President’s Award - Gaisce - is Ireland’s very own National Challenge Award, the country’s most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland. Gaisce works on the basis of a personal challenge set by you.

Ireland 5

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Peer education

Peer-led learning is a way to teach, to increase students’ socialization, and their self-esteem, self-evaluation and self-awareness.


Average: 3 (8 votes)

Learning Group

The primary objective is to create a framework for an increased teaching differentiation, which can contribute to optimizing the conditions for each student to be challenged both academically and personally, and thereby contribute to maintaining the motivation of education.


Average: 3 (8 votes)


Logbook aims at providing an instrument for self-evaluation and to encourage students’ daily reflection about their own learning process and to show their individual progression from start to end of the learning period .

Denmark 5

Average: 3.8 (9 votes)

Internship in a company for students with special needs

The following description of the methodology is based on experience gained at Daniel Castelao Vocational School and provides various ways to place students with special needs in a company where the workers understand the student´s situations.

Spain 4

Average: 2.9 (17 votes)

International Mobility

There are plenty of good reasons for going abroad for work placements. Two reasons are language learning and ”intercultural competency”. Another important aspect is your personal development, ability to adapt to new circumstances, develop initiative, tolerance and maturity.

Italy 4

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Employment Package (profile, progress sheet, job log)

To support entry level young people who face barriers to employment in to work/sustainable employment by profiling the young persons skills, developing their potential, supporting them with job coach, and ensuring progression in to sustainable employment.

United Kingdom 4

Average: 3 (7 votes)

Work experiences

The learners have to find out which profession is (not) their perspective. The learners do find out by making their own work experience. The learners get to know the world of business and its daily routines.

Germany 4

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Individualized educational plan

The objective is to provide an instrument for the individualization of learning for students with special educational needs.

Finland 3

Average: 3 (8 votes)

CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility

Objectives: The purpose is to get the weaker groups of young unemployed into employment by means of activation within companies.


Average: 3 (8 votes)

Facilitating Self Reflection through a Relationship of Unconditional Positive Regard

To promote independent living. To promote inner voice. To break down barriers. To encourage social engagement. To encourage personal development. To increase academic abilities .To promote social engagement


Average: 3 (8 votes)


E-guide is a web-based career guidance tool consisting of a number of career guidance assessments. In a traditional career guidance process the practitioner assists the clients to become more aware of their interests, their preferred behavioural style and their specific aptitudes.

Ireland 2

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Psychiatric Foundation Support Plan

The Psychiatric Foundation Support Plan operates with two primary focus points "to support vulnerable young people through education": ̵ You have to react to what you see ̵ You have to be able to react to what you see.

Finland 2

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Multicultural inclusion

Recognizing difficulties and their reasons in didactic and educational process and providing help in their overcoming. 

Helping in adaptation in the school mates environment and school environment.

Creating situations which permit the carriage of educational success.

Poland 2

Average: 3 (8 votes)

How to work with a student with Aspergers?

This description aims at creating an understanding of students/learners with Aspergers' Syndrome and gives strategies for interventions in learning environments-


Average: 3 (8 votes)

How to deal with a student with ADHD syndrome at school

Methods and advices on how to approach students with ADHD diagnosis in the classroom.


Average: 3 (8 votes)

The Case-method

A method for solving problems and managing other situations. Intended for groups but can work on an individual basis as well. This method is also intended to make people learn how to solve problems on their own by using this model. 


Average: 3 (8 votes)

The GROW-method

This method is based on the assumption that the process is owned by the individual, not by the coach. The GROW-model is used as a base, not as a step-by-step model, for individual sessions.

Sweden 1

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Waterhole pedagogy

Waterhole pedagogy establishes a visible and clear structure for educational activity based on a holistic, practical and differentiated type of instruction.

Denmark 1

Average: 2.9 (9 votes)


SEARCH is a course based on a tried and tested American model developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital which aims to prepare young people, aged between 18 – 25 years, with learning difficulties/disabilities an

United Kingdom

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Open Badges

A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, competency, or interest. Badges can be used to represent achievements, communicate successes, and set goals. They can support learning that happens beyond traditional classrooms.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

EILP (Electronic Individual Learning Plan)

To engage student with learning process Set clear goal and objectives which are - SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) Self Evaluation Reflection Tracking

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Functional assessment of people with intellectual disabilities

This assessment tool is already widely used in the services for people with intellectual disabilities in Finland, and much positive experience has been gained in its application in a short time.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Types of IQ tests

Short descriptions of five different IQ test models used on children. 

United Kingdom

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Differentiation: Checklist for Teachers

When planning lessons teachers use a variety of strategies to aid differentiation. This method presents a checklist for teachers to review their teaching styles. 

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Classroom Management

Classroom management is a term used by teachers to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly despite 

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Initial Assessment (Moderate Learning Difficulty)

This tool is about initial assessment of learners with moderate learning difficulties. It consists of set of questions, which create create a holistic but preliminary assessment of the learner, when being answered.

Average: 1 (7 votes)

Open workshop

Open workshop means that a school implement teaching in several courses at the same time and in the same physical framework (e.g. a college farm, a college auto repair shop or the like) and that new participants can attend continuously.

Average: 3 (8 votes)


"Walk-and-Talk" is based on an ordinary walk. While walking together in the open, it is natural to talk to those people, whom you walk with. The tour also frees our minds and for most human beings their mouths will "run easier".

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Log assignments & Log tests

Log assignments are operationalized teaching duties - which are organized and described as specific learning outcomes (in terms of competencies) as defined by curricula or government order.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Methods of work with a student with school-difficulties

 „The difficult student” must have somebody, who supports his activities. The understanding of his problems makes good bases to impose the affirmative influence on him and to strengthen his self-confidences.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Students with diagnosed dyslexia or with other disturbances

The number of students with disturbances and developed deviations is growing. Therefore, it is important to adapt the education to the students and their different needs. 

Students with diagnosed dyslexia or with other disturbances.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Buddy training

Peer-to-peer learning - students learn from other students.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

AET Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Maturity Matrix

The  AET Maturity Matrices have been designed to provide an initial needs analysis - as part of the AET due diligence procedures, a framework for the self review and development of key areas in your Academy and works as a tool f

Average: 3 (8 votes)

The strengths of autism shine in 3D

About 8 years ago, the SketchUp team started receiving some pretty intriguing calls: parents of children on the autism spectrum were calling to let know how SketchUp was changing their kids’ lives.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

Person Centred Review Meeting

Person centred reviews enable organisations reflect on the progress or changes that need to be made in a person’s life. The person is involved, has a role in organising the meeting and who they invite, and how it is run.

Average: 3 (8 votes)

SEN Teacher - available teaching and learning resources

SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. Please find a list of links with access to this kind of resources. 

Average: 2.9 (8 votes)

Transition Tool for Life

This is a workbook prepared by the Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project (IATTAP). It is intended to be used as a tool to help guide children, students, and adults throughout their lifespan to live a more independent life.

Average: 1 (7 votes)