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SEND Open Day

16/03/16

During half term 28 teachers and support staff attended Protocol Education's London head office for a morning of talks introducing them to working within Special Educational Needs. The morning was led by Protocol’s CPD Manager Tim Felthan who introduced four different special needs which often require specialist support in mainstream schools, or with which some children attend specialist schools.

Attendees developed a greater understanding of autism, dyslexia, Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD). Tim dispelled the myths and misconceptions of working in an SEND environment, as well as providing strategies for supporting children with these special educational needs and disabilities. Attendees were also introduced to basic skills of communication, with a focus on using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Makaton. The morning also consisted of talks from local SEND consultants, Alex and Harry, who shared their experience working and volunteering with children with ASD.

Attendees and consultants also discussed opportunities within their local SEND environments and how they could gain more experience and confidence in supporting children with a specialist need. Those who want to explore SEND more are already booking themselves on further, more specialised courses, including supporting autism, challenging behaviour, and the learning of Makaton for use in the classroom.

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