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The effects of cerebral palsy for children in a mainstream setting
Thu 25 May 2017, 09:00 – 18:30 BST
This one day course, comprising three modules, provides a comprehensive introduction to cerebral palsy and its effect on learning and development, for all practitioners and professionals who work with children and young people with cerebral palsy in mainstream settings.
The course is accompanied by a downloadable Curriculum Resource Guide and a Core Toolkit which provides detailed information on all aspects of cerebral palsy and web links to further information and advice. Practitioners or settings who purchase this training package will be able to access updated information through the electronic version of the Curriculum Resource Guide and Core Toolkit on Pace's Training Website for a period of 12 months from the course date.
The course has been developed and is delivered by expert professionals who have many years experience of supporting children and young people with cerebral palsy.
The development of the training package was funded by the Department for Education National Prospectus Grant for SEND.
Aims of course:
To enable practitioners to better support the learning and developmental needs of children with cerebral palsy in mainstream settings
To enhance participants' knowledge and awareness of cerebral palsy
To provide an understanding of how cerebral palsy impacts on the lives and learning of individuals, their families and carers
- To enable participants to identify areas of strength and need in a child or young person with cerebral palsy, using a problem based learning approach
To help participants to apply the knowledge gained to better support and communicate the needs of the children and their families within a mainstream context
Content of Course:
Module One: What is Cerebral Palsy?
Outcomes- participants will:
- Know that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain and the way it works
- Know what the nervous system does
- Have an awareness of the development of the central nervous system
- Be aware of the causes of cerebral palsy
- Know that there are different types of cerebral palsy and know how they are described
Module Two: How Cerebral Palsy can Impact on a child or Young Person's Learning and Participation within the School Community.
This module will cover:
- The many areas of development that can be affected by cerebral palsy and how they interconnect and impact on each other
- How cerebral palsy can impact on learning and participation within the school community
- The broader challenges faced by children and young people with cerebral palsy and their families, at home, and in their leisure and social activities
Module Three: What You Can Do to Help.
This module will:
- Identify agencies which may be involved in supporting a child with cerebral palsy
- Use a problem based learning method to help practitioners generate ideas, inform solutions and structure support
- Provide an opportunity for participants to practice using a problem based learning method using video analysis
- Enable practitioners to feel more confident in using a problem based learning method in the educational environment
Please note that this course can also be delivered on site at educational settings across England and can be made bespoke to the needs of individual settings or practitioners with prior consultation with the course tutors.