Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 day

Venue address:
Heath House Training & Conference Centre, Cheadle Rd, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

22 September 2017

 

11 January 2018

 

13 April 2018

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:45

An introduction to Asperger’s syndrome, Tourette’s syndrome, dyspraxia and ADHD

This training is designed to enable teachers and learning support staff in Primary and Secondary schools to begin to understand pupils who exhibit tendencies towards Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome, Dyspraxia or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). There are overlaps in diagnosis and so students may have one or more of these conditions. The course enables participants to identify the learning differences, understand the positive and challenging aspects of each condition and explore strategies to manage the learners within the classroom.

Meet the tutor:

The tutor is a creative, practical trainer who is highly experienced and who has a history of supporting people with learning differences, those who may have mental health issues and those who lack confidence in learning. She also supports, in whatever way required, those who teach, work or live with children or adults with these particular needs. She currently teaches those with complex emotional and academic needs in a children’s home, is a university mentor and supports both children and adults on a one to one basis to develop confidence with learning. She is incredibly passionate about her work and believes that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential.

She has worked as an educational consultant in a hospital for young people and adults with acquired brain injuries and/or autism; has been a trustee and trainer for ParentLink, an organisation that supports families of children with special needs; and she was a board member at Bournemouth University.

Aimed at

Primary, middle, secondary school teachers, FE tutors, learning support assistants and SENCO’s who wish to increase the academic achievement of learners.

Full course description

This one-day course will provide an introduction to each of the 4 learning differences. It will help participants to identify each learning difference, understand the positive and challenging aspects of them; improve communication and relationships with their learners; and explore strategies to manage learners in the classroom. The training aims to work alongside staff to help them to understand the different conditions and what it might feel like to have them. It will explore the symptoms of each condition along with the associated language, emotional and social issues. Participants will develop a sensitivity to the struggles that pupils face and will gain an insight into the complexity of overlaps between the conditions so that academic performance can be improved for the learners.

Course objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • 1. have a better understanding of the four conditions;
  • 2. have developed some strategies to support learners;
  • 3. know where to go for additional support.;
  • 4. have shared experiences.

Session timetable

Session 1

Arrival, registration and coffee Asperger’s syndrome Activity
  • Theory :
  1. Social interaction
  2. Communication
  3. Flexibility in thinking
 

Session 2

Tourette’s syndrome
  • Theory :
  1. Classifying tics
  2. Obsessive compulsive disorder
  3. Depression
 
  • Activity
Any questions

Session 3

Dyspraxia
  • Activity
  • Theory :
 
  1. Gross motor skills
  2. Fine motor skills
  3. Perception
  4. Emotion

Session 4

ADHD
  • Activity
  • Theory :
 
  1. Concentration
  2. Impulsivity
  3. Hyperactivity
Questions and supporting combined learning differences
  • Environment and layout
  • Transitions
  • Organisational Skills
  • Prosocial Skills
  • Managing Time
  • Materials and Presentations
  • Evaluation and close of course
 

Tutor Information and Related Courses

Tutor information The tutor is a creative, practical trainer, who has a history of supporting people with learning differences, those who may have mental health issues and those who lack confidence in learning. She also supports, in whatever way required, those who teach, work or live with children or adults with these particular needs. Her Ed.D was based on understanding if and how developing confidence and motivation in the classroom made a difference to academic improvement and brought a change in people’s lives. A highly experienced tutor, she teaches those with complex emotional and academic needs in a children’s home, is a mentor at Bangor University and supports both children and adults on a one to one basis who need confidence with learning. She is incredibly passionate about her work and believes that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential. Furthermore, she has worked as an educational consultant in a hospital for young people and adults with acquired brain injuries and/or autism; has been a trustee and trainer for ParentLink, an organisation that supports families of children with special needs; and she was a board member at Bournemouth University. Related Courses Participants wanting to gain a more comprehensive understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Dyspraxia may be interested in the following one-day courses which focus on each condition: NEW COURSE: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Understanding, engaging & supporting- to view this course click here NEW COURSE: Dyspraxia in the primary school- to view this course click here Those interested in attending the ‘Introduction to’ course plus one or both of the 1 day ADHD & Dyspraxia courses can do so at a reduced rate. Please contact the office for details. We also have 2 new Dyscalculia courses: NEW COURSE: Dyscalculia: more than numbers - struggling with maths across the primary curriculum- to view this course click here NEW COURSE: Dyscalculia: more than numbers - struggling with maths across the secondary curriculum- to view this course click here

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