The school offer workshops from time to time. These are run by Denise Drinkwater. Denise has many years practical experience teaching and supporting children who are neurodiverse; as well as assessing children and young people; consultancy and training teachers, schools and corporations on neurodiversity and related issues.
Suitable for Teachers, Sencos and Support Assistants as well as Specialist Teachers who require a refresher.
Courses will run on the dates shown and are £50 per person.
Complete attached form and forward to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Thurs 27th Feb 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Neurodiversity: Practical Support
Mon 9th March 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Executive Functions and Processing: How to support
Wed 18th March 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Dyscalculia/ Maths Difficulties: What it is? Practical Solutions
Tues 24th March 9.30 – 11.30 Writing/Handwriting/Fine Motor: Practical Advice
Thurs 30th April 9.30 – 11.30 Phonological Awareness, Syllable Analysis and Spelling: Ways to improve
Neurodiversity – Practical Solutions to Support Pupils in the Classroom.
Practical strategies to support children who learn differently or have barriers to learning in the classroom. Covers:
- Executive function
- Dyscalculia/Maths difficulties
- Processing Difficulties
- Language Issues
- Reading and Spelling
- Visual Perception
Executive Functions and Processing: How to support.
Executive Functions impact all of our lives. From Planning and Organisation; Task Management; Time Management; Impulse and Emotional Control and Working Memory. These skills are often deficient in people with learning differences. This workshop explains how to improve these skills at any age.
Dyscalculia/ Maths Difficulties: What it is? Practical Solutions
Maths is a subject very close to my heart and yet many teachers struggle to understand the stages enough it be able to teach it well. Although dyscalculia itself is rare, children are struggling more and more and we are seeing more and more diagnosed. This workshop explains why that might be and gives practical advice to support children with a diagnosis.
Writing/Handwriting/Fine Motor: Practical Advice
The cognitive load whilst writing is immense. Children with processing differences, memory, spelling and handwriting issues are literally overloaded when it comes to writing. How can we help to lighten the load? Are handwriting issues simply solved by handing out a pencil grip?
Phonological Awareness, Syllable Analysis and Spelling: Ways to improve
How often do we see children (and adults) who ‘read’ well but struggle with spelling? How often do we hear in class: ‘Miss how do you spell?’ Phonological Awareness and Syllable Awareness provide simple techniques to improve spelling for all!
Watch out for our Training Workshops in the New Year. Topics to be covered include:
Mindfulness and Resilience/ Lego Therapy
Fine Motor Skills
Phonological Awareness/Syllable Analysis
We also host courses on behalf of PATOSS such as their reading inference course