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Archive | Specific Difficulties

An Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorders and Sensory Integration. How We Can Help Sensory-Challenged Children

Presented by: Karen Alkhina

Date:  26th February 2016

Time: 9.45am - 3.30pm

Cost: First place £85. Additional places £60

Includes: Lunch & Refreshments

Target Audience: SENCOs, Teachers, TAs

Course Outline:

To provide an introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and the challenges and significant impact it can have on children and their ability to access learning, as well as function and cope at school, home and in their everyday lives.

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Dyscalculia – Assessment and Intervention for Primary Pupils on the Dyscalculia Spectrum

Presented by: Patricia Babtie

Date: 26th April 2016 - Primary Schools

Time: 9.45am - 3.15pm

Cost: First place £105 Second place £75

Includes: Lunch & Refreshments

Target Audience: SENCos, Teachers, TAs

Course Outline:

Patricia will discuss ways that schools can enable pupils with dyscalculia to achieve basic numeracy.

The seminar will have two main themes:

  • How to assess pupils to find out what they can do, as well as identifying key difficulties in numeracy.
  • How to use structured, understanding based, multi-sensory teaching methods.

Other areas that need to be considered are underlying skills such as visual perception, language, spatial ability and emotional factors.

Part of the day will be devoted to interactive sessions in which participants try some activities that help to engage pupils in learning.

There will be suggestions for ways in which progress can be measured in the classroom.

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Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia in the Classroom. Practical strategies to help pupils with dyslexia learn and achieve.

Presented by: Colin Troy

Date: 4th May 2017

Time: 9.45am - 3.15pm

Cost: First place £105 Second Place £75

Includes: Lunch & Refreshments

Target Audience: For teachers, support staff, pastoral staff and care staff working with children and young people with Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Needs.

Course Outline:

Teachers are now required to meet all children's needs and often with little extra support or experience. This course will demonstrate how to provide support to help with learning, achievement, focus, behaviour management and self-esteem of pupils with specific needs.

The course will cover:
•How to identify pupils with specific needs.
•How to provide support for their specific needs.
•How to help with writing, spelling, memory, organisation and confidence.
•How to differentiate for pupils within a whole class setting.
•How to help manage avoidant behaviours.

•Help identify specific barriers to learning.
•Provide day to day strategies to help in the classroom.
•Provide strategies for effective differentiation.
•Activities to help build self esteem.

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