Memory and Learning 

  • Want to learn, improve and lead outstanding practice within the field of education for children with neurological conditions including autism, dyslexia, PDD, dyspraxia, social thinking and learning difficulties?

This workshop equips attendees with the skills:

  • To understand how a neurotypical brain develops.

  • To understand cognitive development theories

  • Consider the implications for children with neurological conditions including autism, dyslexia, PDD, dyspraxia and social thinking difficulties.

  • To develop different strategies for memorizing and apply them in current lessons 

  • To reflect on how opportunities for learning can be maximised for such learners

At the end of the training, you will work more effectively in finding creative ways to teach a skill in a variety of ways. You will learn how to develop interventions for early years primary and for secondary children with autism, social thinking communication and learning difficulties.

For more details email: feliciea@felserconsulting.com or call: +447756265545. 

Training for 15-20 people, 3h and 30 mins.


 

What are your thoughts about the training and how this training has helped you? 

I enjoyed the training on learning and memory. It was a very interactive session, which aimed at bridging the theoretical knowledge on brain development and cognition with the practical implication in a classroom. The trainer clearly described the lobes in the brain and their functions providing some food for thought on potentially efficient teaching approach. The environment was friendly and inviting for personal inputs or considerations providing the space for learning from each other and sharing our experience. Such experience deepened our understanding of the roots and causes of some child’s behaviours as well as demonstrated the brighter side of such children switching the focus to more positive perception of neurodiversity.
— Julia Boegaeva, Founder Education Designer, Brussels Outdoor School

www.boschool.org  | 17th November 2018, Brussels, Belgium. 


PAGS® Æ training  

Learn about a new system that possibly could change the way educators work with neurodiverse learners.  A new and emerging tool in child development.  Aim of the session is to understand new ways of looking at assessment for neurodiverse children. 

  • Current issues we experience in terms of assessment and special needs learners

  • Introduction of PAGS® from a theoretical perspective (how a new interpretation of Piaget and Vygotsky may help re-assess the ways in which we understand child development)

  • Case study: work with teachers and share the benefits of PAGS® for their own professional development 

  • Once the PAGS® questionnaires are completed, a profile will be developed of the learner with goals for IEP's as well as suggested teaching strategies and resources that the teachers or support staff can use.

  • Based on the concept that children and young people should be assessed developmentally so that it is possible to look at the areas of skill deficit they have as a result of either their schooling or their autism. 


PAGS® assessments could be used for any children and young people ages 5-25.

PAGS® can used for assessing the skills of gifted and talented pupils. 

PAGS® can be used for pupils who started secondary school to be more aware of their learning style. The assessment produces a profile, showing their strengths and of the area that they may wish to concentrate their efforts. This is an opportunity for them to start building on skills that are important in developing their future career.

At the end of the training, you will set more effectively personalized targets matching learners’ developmental level.  You will learn how to develop curriculum interventions for early years primary and for secondary children with autism, social thinking communication and learning difficulties.

Training for 15-20 people, 3h and 30 mins.

Autism awareness 

Want to improve your staff’s expertise in working with learners with neurological conditions including autism, dyslexia, PDD, dyspraxia, social thinking and learning difficulties?


Aims 

• To have a basic understanding of autism
• To be familiar with the triad of impairments 
• To understand sensory issues 
• To have knowledge of a range of strategies

At the end of the training, you will work more effectively with learners with neurological conditions including autism, dyslexia, PDD, dyspraxia, social thinking and learning difficulties. You will learn how to maximise the opportunities for such learners.  

Training for 15-20 people, 2h and 30 mins.

Workshop: Flexibility of thinking and challenging behaviour 


Aims 

• To have a basic understanding of autism
• To be familiar with the triad of impairments 
• To understand behavioural issues 
• To have knowledge of a range of strategies and how to develop interventions 

At the end of the training, you will work more effectively with learners with challenging behaviour and autism, ADHD and PDD. You will learn how to develop behaviour interventions for such learners.  

Workshop for 15-20 people, 2h and 30 mins.