SEN Course
SEN course course brochure
“I really enjoyed this course. Best one I have enrolled on so far.”
Sharon, Lincs, UK
It's great and the staff are very supportive.
Georgina, Warwickshire, UK
I have found the course beneficial.
Veronica, London, UK
“It is a worthwhile course for school support staff and parents/carers of children with special needs. The support and advice offered through individual tutors is invaluable.”
Angela, Nr. Bodmin, UK
It's been a great experience doing this course and I'm so glad that I decided to pick this one.
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SEN Support Course

The 20 SEN Course Modules

1. What are special educational needs?

  • What are special educational needs (SEN)?
  • The SEN code of practice 2014
  • Signs that tell a child may have SEN
  • What qualities are needed to be a SEN teaching assistant?
  • What skills are needed to be a SEN teaching assistant?

2. Theory of special needs

  • History of special needs education
  • The inclusive approach to special needs education

3. The big picture of special educational needs provision

  • Government policy
  • Legislation
  • Codes of practice and other guidance
  • Ofsted
  • SEND Code of Practice

4. SEN provision in your school

  • School policy
  • School practice
  • The role of the SENCO

5. Observation, testing and assessment

  • Identifying pupils with SEN
  • P scales
  • Pivats
  • Statementing – what does it involve?
  • Staffing and resourcing

6. Supporting dyslexia and literacy

  • What is dyslexia?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have dyslexia
  • Supporting children with dyslexia

7. Aiding speech and language difficulties

  • Types of speech and language difficulties
  • Signs that tell you a child may have speech and language difficulties
  • Supporting children with speech and language difficulties

8. Managing behavioural, emotional and social difficulties

  • What are behavioural, emotional and social difficulties?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  • Supporting children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties
  • Examples of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties

9. Supporting autism and asperger syndrome

  • What are autism and asperger syndrome?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have ASD
  • Home based approaches and interventions
  • Supporting children with ASD in schools

10. ADHD

  • What is ADHD?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have ADHD
  • Supporting children with ADHD at home and at school

11. Teaching talented and gifted children

  • How to identify talented and gifted children
  • Signs that tell you a child may be talented and gifted
  • Supporting talented and gifted children

12. Supporting blindness and visual impairment

  • What are blindness and visual impairment?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have vision problems
  • Supporting blind and visually impaired children in schools

13. Physical impairment and cerebral palsy

  • What is physical impairment?
  • What is cerebral palsy?
  • What is dyspraxia?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have physical difficulties
  • Supporting physically impaired children in schools

14. Deafness and hearing impairment

  • What is deafness?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have hearing problems
  • Hearing aids and other technologies
  • Communication approaches
  • Supporting deaf children in schools

15. Intellectual difficulties

  • What are intellectual disabilities?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have an intellectual disability
  • Supporting children with intellectual disabilities

16. Dyscalculia and numeracy

  • What is dyscalculia?
  • Signs that tell you a child may have dyscalculia
  • Supporting children with dyscalculia

17. Using technology

  • Why use technology?
  • Using technology effectively
  • Types of technology – hardware
  • Types of technology – software

18. The different ages of the child

  • Early years education
  • Primary school
  • Secondary school

19. Providing support at home and choosing the right school

  • Providing support at home
  • Mainstream or special school?

20. Finding a job in SEN

  • Gaining experience
  • Applying for a job
  • Who to approach
  • What to include in your letter
  • Preparing for an interview

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