Webinar training: Boosting achievement of children in care
These webinars have been created to provide training for social work and virtual school professionals, and parents and carers who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of specific learning differences and how to provide support for the children and young people in their care.
However, they are also designed as ‘lift and shift’ training which you can take away and roll out with your own teams.
In the webinars, we’ll be giving plenty of tips on how to use and get maximum benefit from the training materials.
All webinars are also available on the BDA YouTube channel.
Core resources for all webinars:
- Understanding Neurodiversity: A Guide to SpLD (2nd edition)
Neurodiversity checklists are available on the Dyslexia checklist webpage.
Webinar 1: Training for professionals
The second part of the training focusses on using the Neurodiversity Profiler to identify the needs of children and young people. You will learn how to use the two parts of the profiler to build a picture of strengths as well as challenges, and to identify appropriate support strategies to put in place.
We look at three case cameos:
- Connor, a 9 year old boy in primary education;
- Aimee, a 15 year old girl in secondary education;
- Chelsea, a 17 year old girl at FE college;
We’ll be using a range of materials relating to each subject to show how the Profiler is used to build up a holistic picture and to identify appropriate support strategies.
- Boosting achievement of children in care, Part 2 - presentation slides
- Training notes and materials (Parts 1 and 2)
Webinar 3: Training for parents and carers
This training is designed for parents and carers of looked after children as well as those who run training sessions for this group.
As with the training for professionals, all materials are designed to be ‘lifted and shifted’ and can be downloaded and used in your own setting.
The training for parents and carers looks at:
- the idea of neurodiversity and why it’s important;
- issues affecting looked after children and young people in education;
- a number of short case cameos ranging from early years to post 16, showing how a holistic profile can help with understanding behaviours and identifying easy to implement support strategies to put in place at home.
- Boosting achievement of children in care: Understanding and support neurodiversity for parents and carers – presentation slides
- Training notes and materials for parents and carers
- Support strategies for parents and carers