Teaching Phonics and Decoding Skills

  • 30th Jan 2025
  • Online
  • Literacy, SEND
  • Spaces
  • Primary
  • Subject Leadership, Teaching & Learning
  • Free For Partner Schools
  • Non-members From £0.00+VAT
Overview

This course offers strategies for teaching phonics and decoding skills to neurodivergent learners with barriers to literacy, including those with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia, complex needs and other language-based learning differences. The course will support identifying next steps in provision and planning for all approaches and scheme.

•This includes developing a deeper understanding of phonics and decoding as an important part of learning to read

•A focus on developing print awareness, phonological awareness, sight vocabulary, comprehension strategies and fluency to automaticity

•Assessing learners needs, looking at tools and techniques used to assess the phonics and decoding needs of students with SEND (including learners who may be pre/nonverbal)

•Creating effective phonics and decoding programmes, including selecting appropriate materials and using multisensory approaches.

•Monitoring and adjusting approaches, auditing your provision (using our new audit tool Sullivan and Moseley 2023) monitoring learners progress, and adjusting provision to meet needs

•Working with families, providing guidance on how to ensure effective home school engagement in this area.

About The Course

This course offers strategies for teaching phonics and decoding skills to neurodivergent learners with barriers to literacy, including those with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia, complex needs and other language-based learning differences. The course will support identifying next steps in provision and planning for all approaches and scheme.

•This includes developing a deeper understanding of phonics and decoding as an important part of learning to read

•A focus on developing print awareness, phonological awareness, sight vocabulary, comprehension strategies and fluency to automaticity

•Assessing learners needs, looking at tools and techniques used to assess the phonics and decoding needs of students with SEND (including learners who may be pre/nonverbal)

•Creating effective phonics and decoding programmes, including selecting appropriate materials and using multisensory approaches.

•Monitoring and adjusting approaches, auditing your provision (using our new audit tool Sullivan and Moseley 2023) monitoring learners progress, and adjusting provision to meet needs

•Working with families, providing guidance on how to ensure effective home school engagement in this area.

About the Programme Leader

Dr Sarah Moseley: Sarah is a literacy and inclusion specialist focusing on empowering all learners, embracing neurodiversity and SEND. Sarah provides face to face or online training, consultancy, information and support for professionals and families from all sectors. Sarah is passionate about making a positive difference to the lives, attitudes and outcomes of those neurodiverse learners who may struggle to learn. Sarah has over 25 years’ knowledge and experience within special and mainstream education up to Headteacher level, as well as a solid research background rooted within the psychology of learning, that includes a Masters and PhD in Special Education. Sarah recently published a book on ‘Teaching Reading to All Learners’ and writes regular articles for several key industry publications. Throughout her career the one constant has been her belief in people and that everyone can succeed in the right environment, with the right support and equal access to opportunities. Sarah aims to bridge the gap between theory and learning, to create a culture where high expectations thrive, improving outcomes for all. Through the creation of inspirational learning opportunities, raising expectations, and removing barriers for all learners.

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Title / Date
Time / Venue
Status
Non-member / Partner School Price
30th Jan 2025
12:00pm - 02:00pm
Available
Free / Free