This session is open to teachers and teaching assistants in mainstream and special school settings and parents of pupils of primary and secondary age groups.
Children with learning disabilities will experience a number of difficulties within educational settings due to differences in working memory, processing speed, visuo-spatial skills and language development. This means that children with learning disabilities can have difficulty understanding new or complex information, interacting socially, learning new skills and living independently. The foundation for some of these difficulties are differences in brain structure and how the brain works. Understanding these brain differences will give a better understanding of the learning process and what drives behaviours within an educational setting.
The session covers:
* An introduction to the anatomy of the brain
* Learning disabilities and the brain
* How to use the brain – behaviour model to inform
* Impact on education and learning
* How the brain is linked to behaviour
* Supportive strategies
Anna Wilson is a Registered Nurse, Learning Disabilities, with a BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. Anna has extensive experience working in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. She specialises in Neurorehabilitation and is the director of Journal Matcher Neuro Consultancy (JMNC). She is a registered Case Manager with BABICM. Read more about JMNC – https://www.journalmatcher.co.uk/jmnc
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