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FSC2145 Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD: The Most Prevalent Additional Needs in Ireland

FSC2145 Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD: The Most Prevalent Additional Needs in Ireland

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Gain an in-depth knowledge of practical tools and strategies for teaching pupils with Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD.

FSC2145 Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD: The Most Prevalent Additional Needs in Ireland

Gain an in-depth knowledge of practical tools and strategies for teaching pupils with Additional Needs, Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD in Ireland.

This Course will look at contemporary research in the field of promoting inclusion of pupils with additional needs in mainstream classrooms, both nationally and internationally, will be presented to teachers, including research from the DE, NEPS, Middletown Centre for Autism, the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), the ESRI and the OECD.

This course aims to provide teachers with an in-depth knowledge of practical tools and strategies for teaching pupils with ASD, through use of information about ASD in general, including theories of ASD, presentation of pupils with ASD, learning styles, managing challenging behaviour, and practical advice regarding the implementation of interventions specific to pupils with ASD. 

 

COURSE DETAILS 

  • Target Audience: Teachers looking to develop their skills in relation to special educational needs, in particulal Dyslexia, ADHD and ASD
  • Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
  • Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
  • Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 1st – August 20th.  Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
  • Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
  • EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
  • Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
  • Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days of enrollment we will issue you a full refund
  • Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Course Layout

Module 1 Inclusion and Understanding ASD

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Identify the aims, principles and features of the Primary School Curriculum (DE, 1999)
  • Promote a vision of the development of the full potential of children with additional needs in their schools, as per the Primary School Curriculum (DE, 1999)
  • Explain the term ‘inclusion’ in relation to pupils with additional needs in primary schools, as per the Inclusive Education Framework (NCSE, 2011)
  • Describe how ASD presents and is diagnosed

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Module 2 Visual Learning, Environmental and Positive Behaviour Supports for Children with ASD

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Summarise the NEPS Continuum of Support Model (NEPS, 2007) and understand its application in relation to pupils with additional needs in primary schools
  • Explain the theory and practical application of the use of structure and visual teaching strategies for children with ASD across learning environments
  • Develop practical resources that support the thinking and learning style of children with ASD
  • Construct an appropriate classroom environment conducive to the learning style and needs of pupils with ASD

Module 3 Understanding Dyslexia and Practical Approaches for Teaching Pupils with Dyslexia

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Outline the key aspects of Ireland’s literacy and numeracy strategy, as per the document “The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People (2011 2020)”, and describe major developments in this strategy thus far, referring to “National Strategy: Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life 2011-2020, Interim Review: 2011-2016, New Targets: 2017-2020” (DE, 2017)”.
  • Provide an overview of the key components of the Primary Language Curriculum (DE, 2019)
  • Describe how dyslexia presents and is diagnosed
  • Identify pupils in their classrooms who may have dyslexia

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Module 4 Understanding ADHD and Practical Approaches for Teaching Pupils with ADHD

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Describe how ADHD presents and is diagnosed
  • Identify pupils in their classrooms who may have ADHD
  • Assess the core challenges associated with ADHD, particularly behavioural, and how these impact on the child and the teacher
  • Implement and evaluate a range of effective, evidence-based interventions and teaching strategies to support the learning, behaviour and social/emotional competence of pupils with ADHD in their classrooms
  • Implement and evaluate a range of effective, evidence-based wellbeing promotion strategies for pupils with ADHD in their classrooms, as recommended by the DE (2016) in the Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion: Well-being in Primary schools (DE, 2016)

Module 5  School Self-Evaluation and Inclusion of Pupils with Additional Needs in Schools

Participants will be enabled to:

  • Describe the six-step School Self-Evaluation Process (DE School Self-Evaluation Guidelines, 2016) and implement the SSE process in their own schools, as per Circular 0016/2018.
  • Utilise domains, standards and statements of (highly) effective practice in planning and monitoring the SSE process, in accordance with the LAOS Quality Framework (DE, 2016).

FURTHER QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION?

 

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