Teaching for Neurodiversity webinars

Teaching for Neurodiversity Train the Trainer sessions will now be available as a series of 3 FREE one-hour webinars taking place in January/February 2017.  The aim of these DfE funded webinars is to help teachers and tutors from primary to post-16 understand, identify and provide appropriate teaching and support to young people with dyslexia and other SpLDs. The sessions include:

Primary, Secondary and Post-16 dedicated webinars
Part 1: Seeing the whole picture webinar
Part 2: Understanding Neurodiversity webinar
Part 3: Classroom support strategies webinar

Each session is recorded and made available along with several resources and supported by the following organisations, with links to materials:

The Department for Education

The British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia Action

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Helen Arkell


Patoss

Manchester Metropolitan University.

Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity

The consortium have done a great job bringing to the attention of the wider public, many of the key messages promoted by Empowering Learning, and in a really teacher friendly format, for example:

  • Neurodiversity is better than labelling and includes strengths with challenges
  • Breaking labels down into functional skills and creating a student profile built on these functional skills.
  • Metacognition – one of the most impactful and cost effective interventions to explain aspects of how we think and remember
  • Identifying a whole spectrum of overlapping learning difficulties labels, which together with functional skills gets away from a bit of this and a bit of that
  • Looking at what is behind poor behaviour
  • Using positive language
  • Allowing time to think

We recommend that whether or not you have engaged with Empowering Learning, you take a look at these FREE materials and then return so we can show you how you can take the next steps for your students, children and yourself with our #jumpstartingliteracy and numeracy, #pathwaystolearning programmes or individual coaching.

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