Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.15 PM
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.
- 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.
- 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.