Understanding and Supporting Learning Teacher Training Insets for SEN across England

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What US-L offers - Further and Higher Education


  • Dyslexia

  • It is a commonly held view that strategies that meet the learning needs of students with dyslexia improve the learning of all students.
    This presentation heightens awareness of dyslexia giving clarity to a complex condition and demonstrates how to develop dyslexia friendly practice in colleges and universities. The broader challenges faced by students in these sectors of education are considered, alongside academic teaching and learning, thus developing a holistic view of how to support students to reach their potential.
    The strategies are developed to meet the differing needs of students in Further and Higher Education.

    Who should attend: lecturers / teachers / heads of department.

  • Tutoring the Student with Dyslexia

  • This half day training is designed for tutors providing 1:1 support for students. Tutors will be given a detailed advice on how to support individual needs of students and the appropriate level of support.

    Who should attend: 1:1 tutors

  • Study Skills for Students

  • The Sutton Report [2013] illustrates the importance of meta-cognition in promoting successful learning. This half-day course develops students’ awareness of their learning style and how they can develop a wealth of strategies to learn more effectively.

    Who should attend: Students

  • Study Skills for Dyslexic Students

  • Dyslexia is often described as a learning difference. Students with dyslexia are provided with a unique bank of strategies to learn by reducing the barriers to learning and developing their strengths.
    Accessing reading and writing at academic level can be challenging for students with dyslexia. Helping them to understand why these difficulties occur and how to overcome them enables students who attend this course improve their academic potential.
    These courses are half-day sessions which can be delivered independently or consecutively.

    Who should attend: Students



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