Latest research shows that 15% of the population carry the genetic background which makes them predisposed to Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs), about 5-6 learners in a in a class of 30. This workshop gives you the tools to recognise the signs and indicators of learners with a SpLD and top tips to meet their specific learning needs through high quality teaching and creating an inclusive learning environment.
• What are Specific Learning Difficulties?
• How do we recognise learners with a SpLD in the classroom?
• What adjustments can we make to our teaching to meet the learning needs of learners with a SpLD?
• How do we create an inclusive learning environment?
Audience: Primary, Secondary and Further and Higher Education: SENCOs / Teachers / TAs / SLAs
Rachel Ingham: BA, PGCE, AMBDA, MA SpLD
Rachel has a broad practical experience of education, teaching in schools and lecturing (Manchester Metropolitan University). The training and advice she gives to teachers, lecturers and parents is founded on sound research which informs manageable strategies to enhance the learning of children and young people with a Specific Learning Disorder (SpLD).
Rachel is an experienced presenter delivering key note speeches, presentations, and training nationally and internationally to audiences in all areas of education as well as, Local Authorities, parents and students. She is co-director of US-L (Understanding and Supporting Learning) who are the national and regional SEND training provider for the National Education Union. She works closely with the British Dyslexia Association nationally as a trainer and regionally.
She has published many articles and reviews for the British Dyslexia Association, Nasen and private companies. Her work has also included providing 1:1 support for children and adults with a SpLD in schools, universities and employment.
Rachel was previously the Inclusion Consultant for Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, with strategic lead for dyslexia, at Calderdale Local Authority (LA) where she led the LA to achieving the Dyslexia Quality Mark. She also co-ordinated the LAs involvement in the government project, ‘No to Failure’ and worked closely with Primary and Secondary Schools training and advising them to achieve the Dyslexia Quality Mark.
Rachel’s passion and drive to make a positive contribution to improving the teaching and learning experience of children and young people with a SpLD is evident in every presentation she delivers.