This webinar is for teachers who have been allocated some SEN classes and have not received any formal training on SEN teaching. Although the course deals in particular with dyslexia, many of the strategies and resources will also help when working with students with other specific learning difficulties such as Dyspraxia and Autistic Spectrum. The emphasis is on practical strategies and planning for the SEN class and the many resources which can help.
Topics to be covered
· Dyslexia and how it affects students at second level.
· The principles underlying the strategies that help the students.
· Classroom planning/resources/strategies for the teacher with some SEN classes. In particular a plan for the year’s classwork for a SEN group is outlined.
· Study skills for the student with dyslexia.
Facilitators: Wyn McCormack and Deirdre McElroy
Wyn McCormack worked as guidance counsellor and special education teacher as well as being the parent of three sons with dyslexia. She has designed and presented courses on dyslexia for teachers, parents and students since 1996. She is the author of the Factsheets on Dyslexia at Second Level (2014), Lost for Words 3rd Ed. 2007, and co-author of Dyslexia, an Irish Perspective 2nd Ed 2010.
Deirdre McElroy has worked for a number of years as an educational psychologist with NEPS. Before that she taught Mathematics and History to Leaving Certificate Higher level. She also has a Masters in Special Education and has worked as a resource teacher.
|Course Date||02-02-2022 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||02-02-2022 8:00 pm|
|Speaker||Wyn McCormack/Deirdre McElroy|