San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Staffordshire's yearly Special Educational Needs conference provides a holistic resource to supporting those with SEN such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, speech and language, auditory processing and visual processing.
Whilst there is a focus on children, the content will equally be appropriate to SEN in adult education too.
Join us to listen to our two plenary speakers and choose from a range of six afternoon workshops that are all focused on aspects of Special Educational Needs.
Teachers, parents, adults in education/ training, SENCOS, Dyslexia tutors,and speech and language therapists are all welcome.
The day will include two morning plenary talks from SEN thought leaders and in the afternoon there will be a number of workshops that will cover different aspects of SEN. These include:
- Assistive Technology For Literacy
- Education, Health and Care Planning.
- Sensory activities
- and many more.
The cost of the tickets includes a two course hot lunch.
Please contact the organisers if you have special dietary requirements.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers.
Rachel Ingham BA, PGCE, AMBDA, MA SpLD
Rachel has extensive practical experience of teaching in schools and lecturing (Manchester Metropolitan University), enhanced by a wide theoretical base in Specific Learning Disorders (SpLD) and working memory. The training and advice she gives to teachers lecturers and parents is founded on sound research which informs manageable strategies to enhance the learning of children and young people.
Rachel's Plenary is entitled:
Dyslexia has been a long-debated syndrome among teachers, parents and researchers resulting in mixed messages about how we identify and meet the learning needs of children and young prole with dyslexia. This presentation will dispel the common myths and highlight recent research building on understanding of developmental dyslexia.
Trevor Cotterill Cert Ed (Nottingham Trent) MA Ed (Nottingham Trent)
With 35 years of professional teaching and research experience in the field of SEND, Trevor will be talking about Autism. This will be a great opportunity for parents, teachers and anyone within the support network of an autistic child to find out more about the condition.
Trevor's Plenary is entitled:
'What is the current research in the field of autism, telling us?'
This talk gives an overview of what current research is telling us about the aetiology of autism and how this might impact on the practice of supporting individuals who are identified as being on the autistic spectrum.
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John Hicks and Georgina Smith
John Hicks is a parent of two teenagers with special educational needs and works to champion the use of assistive technology to support learning. John manages the Studying With Dyslexia Blog.
Georgina Smith is a Leek based Dyslexia tutor and assessor and author of Dyslexia Codebreakers, a step by step synthetic phonics and multisensory programme.