Child learning difficulties - a strategies workshop
Child learning difficulties in children, like dyslexia, and loss of attention and poor impulse control often present together. A holistic remedial approach is used to address the above in this workshop. Thus three SACE accredited topics, each with 5 CPTD points are combined to achieve this. These are 'Identify and Manage Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia', 'Help! Your Child has ADHD' and 'Effective Educator Communication'. Signed attendance registers for each topic are sent in to SACE.
The three presenters for the above topics together have over 70 years of experience; they are respectively Minette, Jacqui and Kirsten. They will combine their expertise to guide you in your particular situation. You will learn to identify and manage a child's learning difficulties and communicate options. This workshop is aimed at both educators and parents.
In the dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia workshop guidance is given on screening for these; examples of remedial aids and support material will also be supplied.
ADHD affects 5 per cent of the population and affects every aspect of a child’s life. The struggle with lack of focus, poor impulse control and hyperactivity not only cause academic problems, but also in the family and socially. Learn what the symptoms look like and discuss some techniques for managing ADHD in the classroom and home.
In the effective communication workshop the skills learnt will be effective both both in and out of the classroom. The specific skills taught include active and passive listening, understanding non-verbal signals, gestures, tone, showing respect and on being open to what one is told. In the context of learning difficulties, remedial aspects are discussed. This is a practical workshop in which skills are practiced and can be implemented immediately.
The strength of this workshop is that a holistic approach is taken to understanding and managing childrens' behaviours and learning difficulties. There are many areas of overlap and even confusion and this workshop aims to integrate the thinking in this regard. It also aims to guide educators and parents in communicating with children and with each other in respect of when to refer and what actions to be taken.