High Impact Interventions
For SENCOs and Teaching Assistants
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Many schools are at present working with an increasing number of pupils experiencing difficulties and delay in speech and language development. This high-impact practical course provides an effective and clearly structured approach with a wealth of high-impact activities for class teachers, teaching assistants, special educational needs co-ordinators and parents/carers.
This technology-based course was prepared by a team of Speech and Language Therapists working with Chris Williams, of Mr Andrews Online, who has extensive experience in special education and supporting pupils with communication difficulties. The content, activities and ideas completely support the new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice ensuring effective assessment, personalised intervention and improved outcomes for all.
Some of the approaches and ideas shared on this training session feature in an article published in the current issue of Special Children Magazine, which is available to read here.
The main purpose of the course is to provide accessible and proven activities to support all adults working with children who have speech, language and communication needs. The methods and activities shared will lead to accelerated progress for pupils in the development of expressive and receptive language.
iPads will be used on the day although the content of the course can be carried out with other tablet devices.
- Develop a strong understanding of how technology can remove many of the barriers facing children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
- Understand a range of simple, transferable and flexible approaches to support pupils at different stages of development.
- Know how to use a small number of technology-based applications to provide structured programmes of supporting activities for individual pupils and groups.
- Have a strong understanding of key principles in recording and assessment and innovative ways to enhance the purpose and value of assessment with technology.
- Ensure they are meeting the expectations and demands of the new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice.
- Class teachers
- Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators ( Primary and Secondary)
- Teaching Assistants
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Special School Staff
"Extremely informative and very useful with a huge number of activities and ideas I can take straight back to school." National Association of Headteachers Delegate, Wakefield
"Personalised learning in the new curriculum. I’m feeling very empowered." Special School Deputy Head, Oldham
"Brilliant. Exceeded my expectations. Perfectly matched to my needs, I could not have asked for more." National Association of Headteachers Delegate (SENCO), Wakefield
"Mind-blowing. This will change the way I work and I know already the impact will be incredible." Speech and Language Therapist, Edinburgh