Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia demystified
About this course

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.

Understanding different types of Special Educational Needs can be both challenging and time-consuming. In order to get the best results, however, quality first teaching and effective interventions for students identified as SEN is crucial.   This course will demonstrate practical ways to provide both 'challenging' and 'accessible' learning opportunities for pupils with SEN. These will include pupils with autism, dyslexia and ADHD/ADD.

In addition to examining issues of classroom provision for with SEN, this course will explore practical approaches to meet their needs during individual support sessions.

The course is suitable for all teachers, whether you are newly qualified teachers, experienced classroom teachers, SENCOs or specialist support staff.

Delegates will explore a range of differentiation techniques and develop strategies for promoting learning specific to the needs of individual pupils.


All our 3-hour online workshops include: 
  • practical classroom-ready ideas and resources
  • small group size to facilitate interaction and full engagement
  • group/pair work and discussion with the tutor
  • pdf of the course booklet 

Course Outcomes:
  • Develop your understanding of the different types of Special Educational Needs
  • Implement appropriate strategies to support SEN - in and out of the classroom
  • Develop effective relationships with teaching colleagues and parents of SEN pupils
  • Be creative and thoughtful with a wide variety of teaching and learning to meet SEN
Course Outline:
Session 1: The range of Special Educational Needs

Understanding the broad areas of need - how does SEN impact on students in school?

Common defence mechanisms employed by students

Social, Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties

How to better engage all staff with student SEN needs

Session 2: Effective support for Autism and ADHD

Raising attainment for students with Autism

Understanding PDA

Effective supports for ADHD students in School

Session 3: Effective support for Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

How to talk to students about their learning to promote problem solving

A range of effective practical teaching activities that support dyslexic students and promote engagement and confidence

Wendy Imperato

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029 2071 1787


£180 + VAT (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) BOOK NOW


£180 + VAT (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) BOOK NOW
Mary Chapman

[email protected]

+44 (0)29 2071 1787

“Fantastic speaker, lots of in-depth knowledge, opportunity for discussion, excellent information pack. I was blown away by the generosity of giving access to lots of SEN resources. Lots of exploration of real-life classroom experience and a couple of games to get people moving - brilliant!”

Teacher , Rowan Preparatory School

An insightful and engaging course that covered the important elements of SEN. The trainer, venue and resources were all excellent. Highly recommend!

Teacher , James Allen's Girls' School

Practical course with plenty of real-life experiences and examples to take back to the classroom and use with pupils as well as sharing with staff. The memory stick with extra resources on it was a real bonus and much appreciated.

Teacher , Stowe School

Lots of useful, practical information. Great delivery, the trainer was really engaging. Liked the real life examples. Covered lots of topics of interest and relevance.

Teacher , Queen's House School.

All of the information was very helpful and has given me a clearer idea of how to support my learner better. Tthe trainers passion was very evident and this was inspiring.

Elementary Coordinator , Rome International School

Very informative, useful information. Planty of real-life examples and strategies to implement. The presenter was interesting and very knowledgeable. Provided appropriate activities to help understand the perspective of a child with the disorder.

Teacher , Rome International School

An excellent course with multiple tips for engaging and bringing out the best in students with learning and living differences. Dragonfly always provides fantastic training and tailors it for all delegates.

Head of Pastoral , Cardiff Sixth Form College