Speech Language and Communication Needs in Primary School Children : 2 Day Seminar

Primary Courses - General
Date Venue
9th October 2019 West Cork Education Centre
10th October 2019 West Cork Education Centre
2nd December 2019 West Cork Education Centre
23rd October 2019 Blackrock Education Centre
24th October 2019 Blackrock Education Centre
13th January 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
14th November 2019 Kildare Education Centre
15th November 2019 Kildare Education Centre
27th January 2020 Kildare Education Centre
21st November 2019 Mayo Education Centre
22nd November 2019 Mayo Education Centre
13th February 2020 Mayo Education Centre
14th January 2020 Laois Education Centre
15th January 2020 Laois Education Centre
23rd March 2020 Laois Education Centre
28th January 2020 Athlone Education Centre
29th January 2020 Athlone Education Centre
30th March 2020 Athlone Education Centre
4th February 2020 Monaghan Education Centre
5th February 2020 Monaghan Education Centre
22nd April 2020 Monaghan Education Centre
11th February 2020 Cork Education Support Centre
12th February 2020 Cork Education Support Centre
28th April 2020 Cork Education Support Centre
3rd March 2020 Navan Education Centre
4th March 2020 Navan Education Centre
11th May 2020 Navan Education Centre
30th March 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
31st March 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
18th May 2020 Blackrock Education Centre
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.15 PM

Course description

This seminar will provide professional development for Special Education Teachers and Class Teachers. This seminar will be co-delivered by an NCSE Advisor and an NCSE Senior Speech and Language Therapist. It will provide an overview of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and how they impact on access to the curriculum. The seminar will provide information and exploration of teacher-led programmes, strategies and resources that can be used to support students with SLCN across the continuum of support. The seminar will also cover assessment and effective planning in meeting the needs of students with SLCN.

The two day seminar will be followed up by a half day cluster support meeting. The date of this cluster meeting will be provided on Day 1 of the seminar. The cluster meeting will be an interactive session and will be an opportunity for teachers to discuss the speech, language and communication targets that they have implemented with students. It will also be an opportunity for teachers to make links with other teachers and create a support network to problem solve any issues that may have arisen when working with students with SLCN.

 

Anticipated outcomes

Participants will:

  • To develop understanding of what is meant by Speech, Language and Communication Needs and new diagnostic terminology.
  • To develop an awareness of the long term impact of language and communication difficulties on students.
  • To familiarise participants with a range of effective strategies for improving teaching and learning for students across different areas of speech, language and communication.
  • To utilise assessment tools to identify students with SLCN, establish a baseline of need and plan interventions for these pupils.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance of setting specific speech, language and/or communication targets for student with needs.

 

Course content

  • Module 1: Overview of Speech, Language and Communication needs.
  • Module 2: Vocabulary; theory, strategies & resources 
  • Module 3: Receptive Language and Memory; theory, strategies & resources 
  • Module 4: Expressive Language and Narrative; theory, strategies & resources 
  • Module 5: Social Communication; theory, strategies & resources 
  • Module 6: Assessment and Planning for Students with SLCN

 

 

Information for applicants

  • Teachers teaching students with Speech, Language and Communication needs in the classroom and Special Education Teachers currently supporting student(s) who present with Speech Language and Communication needs. It is highly recommended that two teachers from each school attend; ideally one classroom teacher and one SET
  • 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.