Posts Tagged Professional Development

  • Webinar: The Language of Maths

    What if the biggest challenge for students in learning mathematics was that they just do not understand the words and meanings that are being used to convey maths concepts?  Mathematics has its own language that includes distinct terminology, syntax and symbols.  Students can have difficulty understanding the language of maths because…

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  • Webinar: Building Independence

    Students with a Language Disorder are often provided with a high level of support throughout their schooling years. An unintended outcome of this, is that they may develop a dependency on support from others to begin or attempt classroom tasks. Whilst cognition and motivation are widely identified to be key determinants of student…

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  • Webinar Event: Taking Turns: Building Conversations and Play Skills

    Social skills are a set of abilities and behaviours that facilitate appropriate and reciprocal interaction and communication with others. Social skills are a complex and multifaceted set of skills, including conversations, reading body language and facial expressions, solving social problems, and play. This webinar will primarily focus on building…

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  • Webinar Event: Higher Order Language

    Higher order language comprises of a range of skills such as inferencing, predicting, reasoning, identifying cause and effect, and problem solving. As the name suggests, these skills go beyond the basics such as vocabulary and syntax. These skills are required for students to successfully participate in academic and social…

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  • Webinar Event: Oral Narrative Skills

    Narrative language is an important aspect of early oral language development. Narrative or story telling allows students to orally discuss their thoughts and experiences while developing an understanding of higher-level language and theory of mind (knowing that others can think and feel differently). The ability to produce spoken narratives…

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  • Webinar Event: Integrating Gross Motor Skills in the Classroom

    Gross motor skills are fundamental to childhood development as they underpin functional activities, play and social interactions. Therefore, any difficulties with these specific motor skills can have impacts across a range of areas in the classroom. This webinar will explore motor skill development and recommend specific strategies to support…

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  • Webinar Event: Emotion Regulation

    Emotional regulation is the ability to monitor and manage one’s emotions and thoughts in ways that have positive outcomes. Dysregulation can impair cognitive processes like working memory and can disrupt learning activities or negatively impact peer relationships. Supporting students’ regulation can therefore positively influence social and academic success.    …

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  • Webinar Event: Reading Comprehension

    Reading comprehension is an essential classroom and life skill that allows students to access curriculum content and learn new vocabulary, as well as fostering imagination. In order to comprehend written information, students require a solid foundation in oral language comprehension, as well as the skills of word recognition and…

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  • Webinar Event: Vocabulary Development

    Vocabulary is the understanding and use of words. Having a strong vocabulary bank is essential for students to access the curriculum. Vocabulary is important for making connections and following instructions in the classroom. It is also a foundational skill for future success in literacy. This webinar aims to discuss…

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