Learners on the dyslexia spectrum typically comprehend at an ability appropriate level, despite well- documented issues around decoding. This webinar harnesses current research to present inclusive strategies which empower our slow decoding, quick comprehenders to present ability appropriate evidence of understanding in a variety of forms. Techniques will be modelled for developing higher order thinking skills via Bloom and SOLO taxonomies and also to encourage “off the lines/beyond the lines” thinking. Although the focus will be on learners at KS2+3, the strategies are easily levelled up and down for younger and older learners.
First published May 2021
Formerly a SENCO in leadership roles in secondary schools and now a UK based consultant specialising in Dyslexia and inclusion issues, Neil works internationally, delivered training to primary and secondary teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe, as well as the UK, running workshops in inclusive classroom practice and meeting the needs of vulnerable learners. Much of his current work is virtual and he is presenting events as far afield as New Zealand and Dubai as well as to schools, organisations and parent groups in the UK. Neil is a preferred trainer in Additional Learning Needs for Coleg Menai and has worked in similar settings in Australia and New Zealand. He is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training and he regularly models inclusive strategies in classrooms around the world.