Creating sensory environments and teaching techniques conducive to engagement, learning and communication.
On this very practical day, Naomi explores how to create sensory environments within your classroom to support pupils with severe and complex learning needs to engage, interact and develop their communication.
To begin, Naomi shows you the importance of cutting down the distraction of background sound – and the huge impact this simple change has on pupils’ learning. Naomi discusses practical ideas on how to achieve this in your classroom or learning space.
Naomi then shares a plethora of dynamic, but simple, ideas to:
promote mental health and wellbeing;
build successful, trusting relationships;
create focused sensory experiences to support a pupil’s personalised learning;
create effective ways to focus pupils’ attention on sensory activities;
create meaningful communication opportunities;
use clear communication strategies with pupils;
experience the barriers to learning pupils in your class may have; and use this knowledge to create successful strategies for interaction & engagement for individual pupils;
understand what ‘a sensory friendly’ learning environment’ involves.
These ‘easy to replicate’ ideas and activities will be invaluable to you in your classroom or learning space, and you will be able to implement them straight away.
Who is presenting?
Naomi Rosenberg is an experienced teacher of the deaf who has chosen to work with children with complex needs. She has an in-depth understanding of deafness in combination with autism, profound learning difficulties, epilepsy, visual impairment and physical challenges. She has always championed a non subject based curriculum for semi-formal learners in favour of a multi sensory topic based curriculum. She passionately believes in inclusion and develops activities and opportunities for all children to work and play together with choices and creative communication strategies using all the senses.
Who should attend?
This will be appropriate for classroom practitioners from special schools and colleges, mainstream settings with specialist SEN provision and early years settings, who are working with pupils with PMLD/ CLDD.
The learning continues after the course has ended with an online copy of all pertinent presentations, video and documents from the day on our website, for you to share with your colleagues and continue your learning journey long after the training has finished!
Times & housekeeping?
We begin the day from 9am with coffee and registration with presentations beginning at 9.30am. We will finish around 3.30pm. All refreshments and a lovely lunch are provided! Please let us know on your application form if you have any specific dietary requirements. Please note, we always cater for vegetarians.
£245 plus VAT per place including refreshments & lunch.
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