Understanding Specific Learning Disabilities

Having a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain skills. As this affects around 15% of people, it is important for those working in healthcare, social care and education to have knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), dyslexia and dyscalculia.

By the end of the session, teachers will be able to:
* Describe types of learning disabilities
* Detail the characteristics of language, emotional, behavioral, social and other disorders
* Explain assessment methods, procedures and interpretation
* Create transition plans and effective learning environments
* Adapt instructional plans for special needs students with LD
* Understand practices for promoting language, reading, writing, social, living and math skills
* Discuss the development and implementation of behavioral intervention plans
* Explain special education teacher roles, responsibilities and professional development resources
* Outline collaborative and communication methods for LD students
* Identify current trends and legal issues in special education
* Explore new and innovative ways to modify your classroom, assignments, and tests
* Discover the source of frustration for students with LDs and learn how to engage them
* Examine strategies to make learning fun for students with LDs
* Learn how to decode and use class materials to help students be successful at school
* Gain understanding and compassion for your students with LDs
* Learn how to plan and execute successful parent-teacher conferences
* Increase your effectiveness as a teacher and your ability to reach students with the greatest challenges to overcom

Training Course Activity Plan
Day 1
General aspects about Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Different points of view: legislative, educational and clinical

Day 2
Focus on the difference between “integration”, “inclusion”, “personalization” anmd “individualization” and their effects in school context.
SLD and types of SLD
How to recognize the different types

Day 3
Educational needs and how to deal with them
How to manage Learning Disabilities
Inclusive teaching methodologies and group working skills.

Day 4
Deal with the main inclusive teaching methodologies and practice in group Works
Draw from practival work useful indications for group working skills

Day 5
Problem solving abilities on SLD
Training to practice problem solving abilities on SLD
Recognition of situation up to the choice of specific interventions from an inclusive point of view

Day 6
Dealing with students with SLD in classroom
Families with SLD students, how to achieve successful inclusion with families
Visit to a school and networking moments to establish new partnerships. Meeting with teachers and studets

Day 7
Educational and cultural tour, Overview of training programme, Certificates, Q&A session



Daily Course Fee



Helsinki, Finland