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Down Syndrome Training Day

Session One will include:

  • the Specific Learning Profile
  • pacing a lesson to maximise student engagement
  • differentiation strategies

Session Two will include:

  • planning for effective blended/home-learning
  • behaviour, self-esteem and supporting unstructured times

Pupils will:

  • benefit from carefully planned support tailored to meet individual need

Staff will:

  • have increased confidence to effectively implement strategies to support children with Down's

SENCOs, Teachers and Teaching Assistants supporting a child in school with Down's Syndrome

Dyslexia Assessor Consultation

The consultation can be booked by qualified Specialist Teachers/Assessors for help with report writing and support with assessment report decisions.

Pupils will:

  • receive personalised learning closely matched to need

Staff will:

  • develop confidence in dyslexia assessment decisions

Schools will:

  • develop in-house dyslexia assessment expertise

Specialist Teacher/Assessors holding Level 7 qualification.

Evidence based literacy/dyslexia interventions (Primary & Secondary - please select appropriate date)

An overview of current evidence-based literacy/dyslexia interventions addressing the needs of pupils with difficulties in:

  • Language
  • Comprehension
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Phonics
  • Handwriting

These will include computer-based and non computer-based interventions.

Practitioners will:

  • have increased awareness and confidence in selecting appropriate technologies to reduce barriers to learning, promote inclusion and independent learning to meet the needs of individual learners


How to support a child or young person in understanding their ASD diagnosis

This course will provide:

  • An understanding of the particular issues in the context of an ASD diagnosis
  • Practitioners with a range of tools to use with students to support them in understanding their diagnosis
  • A forum to discuss anxieties/concerns

Pupils will:

  • understand their diagnosis in a positive way

Staff will:

  • be confident to manage this work and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon

Schools will:

  • have skilled staff to do this intervention

SENCOs, Teachers, Teaching Assistants and other professionals supporting children with an ASD

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