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Supporting Pupils with Difficulties in Reading Comprehension (Cancelled)

The National Curriculum states that ‘pupils should be taught to read fluently, understand extended prose (both fiction and non-fiction) and be encouraged to read for pleasure. Schools should do everything to promote wider reading’ (The National Curriculum in England, 2013).

However, that is often challenging when it is estimated that 10% of pupils have difficulty understanding what they read. These difficulties are usually separable from the pupil’s ability to decode the text. Consequently this type of reading difficulty can go unnoticed. Reading comprehension difficulties can arise from a ...
Course Code: EDU 18/335

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Specialist resourced provision (SRP) lead programme (EVENT FULL)

In spring 2017, Achieving for Children (AfC), which provides children’s services for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (and for the Royal Boroughs of Kingston upon Thames and Windsor and Maidenhead), undertook a thorough review of provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)within Richmond Borough and Kingston Borough.

One of the review’s key findings, which were published in May 2017, was that the number of local places for children with SEND should be increased:

More local places for children with SEND should be established so ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/077

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Makaton Foundation Workshop for Professionals (Cancelled)

‘Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language; the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order’ (The Makaton Charity, 2017).

This nationally recognised two day workshop is aimed at professionals working with and supporting people that present with communication difficulties. Very often this will be persons presenting with learning disability and autism to include those presenting with physical and sensory disability and challenges. Your role may be a teacher/tutor, speech and language therap ...
Course Code: EDU 18/639

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Intensive Interaction - One Day Introduction Course

This one day course will be of interest to anyone who is involved in the care, support or education of children with learning difficulties and / or autism including social services staff, teachers and teaching assistants, nurses, therapists and staff from the voluntary sector.

This course aims to focus on the communication need of children with severe learning difficulties and / or autism who are still at early levels of development as communicators. This may include children who have not yet achieved ise nor perhaps understanding of speech and language. It may also include children wi ...
Course Code: EDU 19/263
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Session 1Monday 23 September 201909:30 - 16:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Level 1

“Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways” (The National Autistic Society, 2016).
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

The number of school age children and young people diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise year on year. It is essential that these individ ...
Course Code: EDU 19/726
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Session 1Thursday 26 September 201909:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are starting to be recognised as a major barrier in the way of children with care experience, which prevents them from making the progress that is expected of them. However, it does not just affect those in care. It is currently estimated that 15 per 10,000 people around the world are estimated to have Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), the most severe form of FASD (‘The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome’, 2017).

Within the care system, the figures jump tenfold or more. The most recent published study found that 35% of children in care in one Authori ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/215
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Session 1Tuesday 8 October 201909:30 - 14:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Using Visuals to Support Communication

This course is intended for any practitioner working with children and young people with complex needs and significant communication difficulties.
We will discuss the various visual strategies that you can use to support and enhance the communication of children and young people who are predominantly non-verbal, including: Makaton, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Aided Language Displays, Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) books and high-tech communication aids.

The course will equip attendees with practical opportunities to use these approaches and brainstorm h ...
Course Code: EDU 19/706
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Session 1Tuesday 8 October 201909:30 - 12:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Advanced Skills in Dyslexia

Ensuring that there is support for pupils with dyslexia (or specific literacy difficulties) has been identified as a need locally by Achieving for Children (AfC). Dyslexia may affect around 10% of the population and occurs in people of all races, backgrounds and abilities.

Those that attend the training session will explore the following points in more detail:

• Dyslexia can be understood as a specific difficulty acquiring skills for literacy. These literacy skills include reading accuracy, reading speed and spelling.
• People with dyslexia may also have difficulties with some of the f ...
Course Code: EDU 19/630
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Session 1Monday 14 October 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 2Monday 11 November 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 3Monday 9 December 201909:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 4Monday 20 January 202009:00 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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The Impact of Sensory Processing in the Classroom

‘Sensory processing is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioural responses. Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or sensory integration’ (Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, 2016).

The workshop will outline and explain sensory processing in relation to children and young people whose difficulties with sensory integration are impacting on their ability to carry out everyday tasks. ...
Course Code: EDU 19/565
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Session 1Friday 18 October 201909:30 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Young People’s Voices - Personalisation and Participation (SEND)

‘Participation is important because it brings everyone closer’ (Young person with SEND, 2017)

It is a fundamental right of all children and young people to be heard and this is enshrined as one of the 4 core principles of the United Nations Convention on the The Rights of The Child. (1989)

The Children Act (1989 & 2004) made it a requirement for local authorities to give “due regard to a child’s wishes” in relation to making decisions and taking actions to protect individual children, as well as providing services.

According to the most recently updated SEND Code of Practice guideline ...
Course Code: BSS 19/035

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