Dyslexia - The gifts and the challenges: A workshop for teachers

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Swasend Swasend

Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5JA
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For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £75
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
This Saturday full day workshop will be facilitated by Ann Swain at Michael Hall School. The day will be a combination of lectures and practical activities. Ann will be presenting the diagnostic criteria for Dyslexia, the challenges and the gifts and working with the group to explore ways of adapting our lessons to ensure all teaching has, as its goal, relevance and high expectations. This day will be relevant all class and subject teachers, teaching assistants, learning support assistants, and SENDCos. Ann is pleased to welcome teachers from both Waldorf and State School environments and the group typically enjoys exchanging skills and experiences. Please secure your place early by making your booking here.
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Swasend Swasend
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The Facilitator for this workshop will be Ann Swain BS Mus Therapy, Lic INPP, MA Ed. Neuroscience. Having trained as a Steiner Waldorf teacher, she then went on to train as a Waldorf “Remedial” teacher with Rosemary Gebert at Michael Hall. Ann took up a post as Learning Support teacher at Michael Hall where she worked for 18 years, developing screening and assessment protocols and teaching children and adolescents with special educational needs. During those years she did the Bothmer Movement training at Michael Hall, the INPP Reflex Integration training in Chester, as well as the Johansen Sound Therapy. Just recently she completed a Masters degree in Educational Neuroscience at University of London, focusing on the human mirror neuron system and the default mode network. Her particular professional interests involve movement development in atypical learners, sensory integration and above all – excellent delivery of Steiner Education to all learners. As part of SWASEND she consults to Steiner Waldorf Schools in the UK. Ann is a founding member and co-director of SWASEND (previously SWDA), director of Align for Learning SEN training seminar and is SENCo at the Norwich Steiner School.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To know some practical assessments for the identification of dyslexia
Aim 3
Will understand the evolution of current thought around dyslexia
Aim 2
To develop a wider understanding of how dyslexic children learn in the classroom
Aim 4
You will be more confident in developing creative and more effective strategies to use in the classroom
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Dick Chester Studio, Michael Hall School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JA
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