COURSES

Courses available: Whole school or SEN department – Introductory

Introduction to Dyslexia and Literacy difficulties: Awareness, identification and strategies to support in the classroom

Course Content

 

  • What is Dyslexia?
  • Screening for dyslexia and literacy difficulties
  • The SEN code of practice and universal provision
  • Strategies to support students’ literacy (class or intervention)
  • Working with parents to develop the students literacy skills

Introduction to Dyscalculia and strategies to support learners

Course Content

 

  • What is Dyscalculia?
  • Screening for dyscalculia and numeracy difficulties
  • The SEN code of practice, Quality First teaching and Reasonable adjustments
  • Strategies to support students’ numeracy (class or intervention)
  • Working with parents to develop the student’s numeracy skills

ASD awareness and support in a mainstream school

Course Content

 

  • What is ASD?
  • The core characteristics of ASD
  • Female presentation of ASD
  • The SEN code of practice, Quality First teaching and Reasonable adjustments
  • The importance of routine and visuals
  • Auditing and improving the sensory environment for students with ASD
  • Supporting the student’s language needs
  • Supporting the student’s communication needs
  • Supporting the student’s social interaction needs
  • Avoiding meltdowns – reflective practice and implementing changes in practice

Working memory difficulties and the impact on learning in the classroom

Course Content

 

  • Basic information about the 4 main types of memory
  • The component parts of the working memory system
  • How learners with SEN are affected by WM difficulties
  • What we can do to support these difficulties in our interventions

Introduction to SEN – An introductory training course for all new classroom TAs

Course Content

 

  • SEN – the 4 broad areas and SEN terminology
  • Introduction to SEN support and the EHCP
  • Supporting the graduated approach in the classroom
  • Questioning students understanding in lesson
  • Adapting the work for students with SEN needs
  • Communicating with teachers and SENCOs