Selective Mutism Stammerring and Anxiety Introducing myself in front of class or answering questions Reading aloud Mocked by other students – form of bullying
Routes to excellence Personal Strategies School and professional support Avoidance strategies – avoiding specific sounds where possible, making notes before speaking Use of visual media – writing or drawing – in class on board New technology very important – email, texting, powerpoint My persona – taking control!
Routes to excellence Selective Mutism Unhelpful help Teachers (or classmates) finishing words/sentences Inconsistent approach to inclusion in lesson – sometimes asking questions Misunderstanding talking to other students in class
Routes to excellence Individual Education Plan Identify areas of concern Targets to be achieved and criteria – small steps Resources, techniques and strategies Outcome and evaluation Parental/carer/professional support at home
Routes to excellence Symposium Presenters and running order Working with visually impaired learners Biljana Pavlović, Vuk Karadžić Primary School, Kruševać, Serbia Inclusive learning in the classroom Sally Farley, Special Support Tutor, University of Kent
Routes to excellence Symposium Presenters and running order Successful strategies for supporting learners Noreen Caplen-Spence, The Junior King's School, Canterbury. EAL teacher Effects of trauma, disruptive attachment and impact on learning Marie Delaney, educational psychotherapist, teacher trainer and author
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