Course objective:

To equip the practitioner with the tools and strategies to support the social skills of children with SEND/VI

The course covers:

A consideration of what the barriers are to developing social skills for children with SEND/VI? It asks ‘How can we include the child in thinking about the social skills they find easy and those they would like to find easier?’ ‘How can we support children with SEND/VI to develop confidence and learn the skills they need to participate in social situations?’

This course answers these questions. It helps practitioners to understand the impact of SEND/VI on social inclusion and development and offers practical strategies to support children with SEND/VI. Resources to help children to recognise their strengths and develop confidence and positive emotional wellbeing are explored. The course includes ideas for role play, teacher directed interventions and peer supported training sessions, suggests resources to use, and gives practitioners the ability to plan a social skills programme.

Practitioners will leave with a comprehensive resource pack both in hardcopy and on CD

Related courses: Promoting the Child’s Voice
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Testimonials

‘I think your materials were comprehensive and extremely well organised. I loved your presentation style, filled with passion, knowledge and enthusiasm’

‘The course really highlighted issues social skills experienced by VI students and the information was all really helpful’

‘Excellent – lovely friendly approach, hands on activities, and all so useful’

‘Great range of practical resources to take away’