Full course description
Date and Time
Monday 23 March 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
This learning event is right for you if you are a class room teacher wanting to know how to identify specific learning disorders and how to assist students.
This one-day workshop will examine the different learning difficulties, what constitutes a learning disorder, how to identify and assess a learning disorder using school-based tools and when to refer on for further information. Disorders of reading, spelling, writing and mathematics will be covered, including remedial strategies and technologies to support students in classrooms.
Classroom teachers are able to help students progress when they have the knowledge and expertise to identify and support students with specific areas of need.
The structure of this professional learning 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 in each particular area of development.
· An understanding of different learning disorders
· The ability to use a range of observation checklists/screening tools
· The ability to analyse assessment data
· Targeted teaching strategies suitable for different learning disorders.
Fiona Cranstoun is a Clinical Psychologist whose focus is educational and developmental psychology. Having only ever focussed 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.