The Ultimate SEN Day Inset

Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia demystified A toolkit of practical and highly effective SEN strategies for the classroom

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Understanding different types of Special Educational Needs can be both challenging and time-consuming. In order to get the best results, however, quality first teaching and effective interventions for students identified as SEN is crucial.  This course will demonstrate practical ways to provide both 'challenging' and 'accessible' learning opportunities for pupils with SEN. These will include pupils with autism, dyslexia and ADHD/ADD.

In addition to examining issues of classroom provision for with SEN, this course will explore practical approaches to meet their needs during individual support sessions.

The course is suitable for all teachers, whether you are newly qualified teachers, experienced classroom teachers, SENcos or specialist support staff.

Delegates will explore a range of differentiation techniques and develop strategies for promoting learning specific to the needs of individual pupils.

What other teachers have said about the course

  • Excellent presenter, well structured and well paced. Would recommend this course to every classroom teacher.

    Petra Zerovnik-Vienna International School
  • Very informative. Brilliant resources and ideas. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Plenty of time for discussions.

    Anthea Warrington -Ysgol David Hughes
  • Phenominal course- rich of information and practical strategies to implement in the classroom. Nina was a great instructor!

    Rachel Parsons-Rokeby School
  • A well presented and thoughtfully planned course. It dealt with lots of up-to-date research and technologies, but firmly based in improving the life opportunities of all young people. Some…

    Kam Bains- South Bank Engineering UTC
  • Lots of lovely practical strategies, very child friendly information. Thank you

    Tricia Denning - Hawthorn High School
  • Nina was fantastic, enthusiastic, informative and inspiring, The course was insightful and interesting and I have gained plenty of strategies that I will take back to my school

    Anna McCoy -The Dean Academy

Full Course Content

Course Outcomes:

  • Develop your understanding of the different types of Special Educational Needs
  • Implement appropriate strategies to support SEN - in and out of the classroom
  • Develop effective relationships with teaching colleagues and parents of SEN pupils
  • Be creative and thoughtful with a wide variety of teaching and learning to meet SEN

Course Outline:

Session 1: The range of Special Educational Needs

Understanding the broad areas of need - how does SEN impact on students in school?

Common defence mechanisms employed by students

Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties

How to better engage all staff with student SEN needs

Session 2: Effective support for Autism and ADHD

Raising attainment for students with Autism

Understanding PDA

Effective supports for ADHD students in School

Session 3: Effective support for Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

How to talk to students about their learning to promote problem-solving

A range of effective practical teaching activities that support dyslexic students and promote engagement and confidence