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October 23rd, 2012 by

Training for teachers in SEN

The government has developed online training for teachers working with pupils with a range of special needs.  See http://www.education.gov.uk/lamb/ for links to teaching pupils with:  autism spectrum disorders(ASD), moderate learning difficulties (MLD), behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD), dyslexia or specific learning difficulties (SpLD) or speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

See http://www.education.gov.uk/complexneeds/ for teaching those with severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or other complex needs.

October 23rd, 2012 by

Clicker 6 training SW4

We are pleased to announce that there will be a further session of Clicker 6 training at Macauley Primary School, Victoria Rise, SW4.  This will be on Wednesday 28th November from 9.30 to 12.00.  £85 or one training voucher.  Please contact us to book a place.

October 5th, 2012 by

Clicker 6 training

CENMAC will be running Clicker 6 training at Richard Cloudesley School in Islington on Tuesday 6th November from 9.30 – 12.00.  £85 or one training voucher.  Training vouchers are provided to those working with pupils supported by CENMAC.  Please contact us for details and please book before half term to ensure a place.

April 19th, 2012 by

Changing to Clicker 6?

Crick Software will be holding web demonstrations of  Clicker 6 on April 25th and May 17th.  See http://www.cricksoft.com/uk/professional-development/clicker-6-training/webinars.aspx for details.

December 15th, 2011 by

New Ofsted Guidelines

We are pleased to see that the proposed framework for school inspection from 2012 includes the following statements:

Under Achievement:  ‘ how well disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs have achieved since joining the school.’

and under Teaching:  ‘the quality of teaching and other support provided for pupils with a range of aptitudes and needs, including for those with special educational needs’ and/or disabilities, so that their learning improves.’

July 5th, 2011 by

Tips on introducing an AAC device

  • Identify two activities in your classroom daily schedule that happen consistently and identify the core vocabulary used at that time. 
  • Begin setting the expectation that the user is working on the device at these designated times to make the implementation transition smoothly. 
  • Communicate with other school staff and the student’s family to discuss what they can do to reinforce what and where you have started in the classroom to begin to provide a generalisation immediately for your device user.
  • As you become more familiar with the language, you will naturally begin using the device across more activities and areas of the academic environments.
  • With thanks to Liberator

    June 6th, 2011 by

    Service Level Agreements for Schools

    CENMAC is now able to offer Service Level Agreements for schools.  These can be at a whole school level or for an individual pupil.  Please get in touch if you would be interested in discussing this further.