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WCECW367 Adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of ASD/ SEN pupils

Learn how to make high interest, child centred resources that help children with Autism/ADHD/Down Syndrome/ Dyslexia MGLD SEN to access the school curriculum.

Libby will show how to use topics that are interesting to students such as soccer, rugby, music, paw patrol etc.. to make target based activities that will stimulate the child's interest and also allow them to access targets in circular areas such as Maths, English, SESE, SPHE, Music etc.
The use of work stations, importance of sensory breaks, Social scripts, use of videos as a social/communication tool, how to create high interest resources, catering for the child who can’t read/ write or focus are all topics that will be covered in the course. Also, examples of how to assess and collect evidence of work will be given.

The most important practical skills that should be taught to children with SEN will also be explored. Libby will show loads of examples of teacher designed activities and practical SEN teaching tools that help meet learning objectives in the different circular areas.

This webinar will be delivered by SEN teacher Libby Conroy and Dr, David Jordan. Libby Conroy is the founder of South Education Services (South Ed. Services) and has been delivering courses to teachers, parents, snas and professionals working in the area of Autism and SEN since 2015.
Libby is a primary school teacher with over 15 years experience working in the area of Special Needs. She holds a Masters of Education specialising in Autism, A Post-Graduate diploma in SEN and various other certificates relating to SEN. She has worked with children and adults in both school and residential services and with people living with mild to severe and profound physical and intellectual disabilities.
The aim of Libby’s Courses is to empower people working or living with special needs to understand and develop positive practices for the benefit of children, their families and wider society.

Dr. Jordan graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Trinity College,Dublin in 2008. In 2002, during the early stages of his Ph.D. he was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.
He helped set up peer a support program for university students with Asperger's Syndrome in collaboration with Dr. Rita Honan and he founded in 2002 the first social group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and
autism in Ireland. This group continues to meet weekly, on Zoom. Over 200 people on the autism spectrum have attended over the years.

Dr. Jordan appeared in an RTE TV documentary about Asperger's Syndrome in 2005 and has given several radio interviews. He also presents to parents, teachers and psychologists at conferences several times a year
describing his experiences growing up with Asperger's Syndrome.


Learning Outcomes:
That participants recognise the need for an adapted curriculum.
That participant understand how to make high interes and motivating resources.
That participants know where to go to find practical resources that will suit the needs of SEN pupils who are finding it hard to access the mainstream school curriculum.

 Open to Primary, Post Primary Teachers, SNA's and Parents

Event Properties

Course Date 25-11-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date 25-11-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-06-2021
Capacity 200
Cut off date 25-11-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Libby Conroy and David Jordan
Number Hours 1.5
Location Online
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