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 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.