- Builds on the basics from the Special Educational Needs (SEN) and teaching assistant courses.
- Covers definitions and key principles of SEN, and fundamental aspects of specific difficulties.
Course Content Includes:
- Module One: Definitions and Key Principles of SEN
Looks at the main theories of learning development, as well as personalisation and how it may benefit children with SEN. Also covers key principles of coaching and mentoring, assessment, and the role of parents.
- Module Two: Moderate Learning Disabilities
Looks at the development of teaching those with learning disabilities, as well as definitions of key terms and understanding perceptions towards them. Assessment and effects of moderate learning disabilities are also covered.
- Module Three: Autism
Outline the condition, and its effects as well as associated theories. Various interventions are also looked at, along with how they can help teach, as well as how to assess the needs of a child with autism.
- Module Four: Behavioural, Social and Emotional Difficulties
This module examines how children may be affected by social and emotion difficulties at school, as well as help understand behavioural areas. Various therapeutic approaches are also looked at.
- Module Five: Specific Learning Difficulties
Understand core features of dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. This section also looks at good practice for teaching reading and writing, as well as how certain teaching practices can assist learning.
- Module Six: Speech and Language, and Global Communication Issues
Look at various communication issues, as well as development milestones. Interventions will also be looked at, along with provision mapping and setting development targets.
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