Developing Language & Communication for Students with SEN

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
12/04/2018 12/04/2018 Monaghan Education Centre 11/04/2018 No
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course description

This two-day course is for Primary teachers of students that have Language and Communication needs and / or Mild / Moderate General Learning Difficulties.  

Anticipated outcomes

Participants will:

  • Gain essential information on the nature and impact of language and communication needs
  • Develop a deeper understanding of language and communication
  • Consider the challenges / difficulties that pupils with special educational needs encounter vis-à-vis the development of language and communication skills
  • View assessment of language and communication as an integral part of the teaching and learning process
  • Consider collaborative approaches to meeting the needs of pupils with language and communication difficulties
  • Explore practical strategies to support pupils with language and communication needs access the curriculum


Course content

  • Overview of Language and Communication: Development of language and communication skills, language delay versus disorder, terminology associated with language and communication
  • Outline of Challenges: Difficulties that pupils with special educational needs encounter vis-à-vis the development of language skills
  • Assessment Practices / Workshop: Focused and relevant assessment to identify pupils’ instructional needs.
  • Learning and Teaching Strategies: Practical learning and teaching strategies and purposeful activities that directly address the areas of need revealed through assessment.
  • Workshop: Use of resources, games and activities to support language development.
  • Resources: Websites and books

Information for applicants

Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal. 

Typically substitution will only be allocated to non-substitute teachers

Payment  is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.