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Clothworkers South Building LT 2 (3.04)

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In this workshop there will be a focus on the factors to consider when differentiating between language problems that are due to impairment and those that are due to inadequate exposure to any of the child’s languages. We will look at how language develops and how to recognise when a child with English as an Additional Language (EAL) is having difficulty in developing their first and any additional languages.

We will have the opportunity to discuss a range of strategies to promote language development for children with EAL who have language impairment.

Presenter: Anne McCaffrey

Anne graduated from Leeds Polytechnic in 1982 with a BSc in Speech Therapy. She also gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) General Primary/Early Years from Oxford Polytechnic in 1991. In 2009 she completed a MEd in Bilingualism in Education. Anne has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist in the UK and in New Zealand. She has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, mainstream schools, SILC (specialist inclusive learning centre) provision, and language resourced primary schools. Anne is also a trained primary teacher and worked for several years as a Key Stage 1 teacher in a school in Bradford. Anne works in mainstream primary schools in Leeds. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work with school staff to develop children’s communication and interaction skills. As part of her work she has developed a specialism in working with children learning English as an additional language.

This workshop is funded by an excellence and innovation fellowship from the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence.

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Directions: Go through main door of Clothworkers South building, go up stairs to third floor, turn left, Lecture Theatre 2 is at end of corridor.

Parking: If you would like to park in the university car park, we will be able to reserve a place for you in advance for payment of £7. Please email us at Language@leeds.ac.uk with your full name and car registration number. Once the reservation has been processed, you will be sent a code number which you will need to use in the pay machine before exiting, rather than on arrival. Pay machines are located on level 1 of the multi storey car park, outside the Ziff building and in The Edge car park. You do not need to display a permit on the windscreen as the ANPR cameras will verify the booking. The reservation is valid for anywhere in the Orange Zone on campus (which includes the multi-storey).

Alternatively, the nearest car park is the multi-storey on Woodhouse Lane, LS2 3AX, which is a 5 min walk from campus. There is also off-street parking around the campus on St Mark’s Street, just off Woodhouse Lane opposite the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering or near the Burley end of campus on Lyddon Terrace, Clarendon Road and Woodsley Road, for example, depending on availability.

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