Full course description
Date and time
Monday 11 May 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a classroom teacher who teaches students with difficulties concentrating and focusing in class
Many students have difficulties concentrating and focussing in class. They can either daydream and lose focus or they can be impulsive and overactive, which impacts on their learning and that of their fellow students. Classroom teachers are able to assist students to progress when they have the knowledge and expertise to identify and support students with specific areas of need.
This one-day workshop will look at what are the expected levels for various behaviours, such as listening, paying attention to learning tasks and impulse control for various ages, and how to identify students with significant deficits in attention and difficult classroom behaviours. This will be followed up with practical strategies for use in the classroom and how to implement them in various settings.
The structure of the day will include the use of a teacher observation form, a range of observation checklists/screening tools suitable for use by classroom teachers, analysis of assessment data and targeted teaching strategies.
- an understanding of deficits in attention and focus
- the ability to use a range of observation checklists/screening tools
- the ability to analyse assessment data
- targeted teaching strategies suitable for these students.
Fiona Cranstoun is a Clinical Psychologist whose focus is educational and developmental psychology. Having only ever focused on psychology with children and adolescents, she transforms every child into new versions of themselves creating outstanding outcomes for all she works with. Fiona is highly regarded and respected. Her vast specialist experience makes her unique in her field. An expert in assessment, Fiona’s reports have been recognised for capturing every detail and her recommendations form a solid basis for future treatment. Her diagnostic assessments include ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other learning problems.