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SPSIS Working Memory

Working Memory

Strategies to support working memory, learning and independence has been designed to help teachers understand the role of Working Memory and the critical role it plays in a learner¬∂s education journey and long term independence. This workshop will provide teachers and other participants with the information to understand the role of working memory, as well as core teaching strategies that can be used to support working memory on a daily basis. Participants will also learn a range of specific strategies to support their learners’ engagement and participation towards learning outcomes in literacy, numeracy and assessment.

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SPSIS Executive Functioning in the Classroom

Executive Functioning in the Classroom

Executive Functioning in the Classroom has been designed to help teachers understand the term “executive functioning” and learn how to support executive function in a learning environment. This workshop will provide teachers and other participants with the information to identify what executive functioning skills are required for learning and common behaviours that teachers may see when there is an executive functioning weakness or deficit. Participants will be provided with extensive strategies to develop individual executive functioning skills that will support their learners’ engagement and participation towards learning outcomes.

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Handwriting and Writing Part 1

Handwriting and Writing: Know the difference and what to do about it! has been designed to identify and explain the difference between handwriting difficulties and the writing process. We provide you with an in-depth overview of the skills required for handwriting and the challenges associated with the writing process. This session is the theoretical prerequisite to understanding what recommendations to look for, what challenges they address and why they will work. This is the first of a 3 part series, part 2 and 3 draw on the content from this workshop to provide solutions for those with written output difficulties.

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Handwriting and Writing Part 2

Functioning through Dysfunction! will outline the partnership between motor planning and executive function. Together, Penny and Sam provide an understanding of motor planning, the phases of motor planning, executive functioning and the skills required for activities for daily living including writing. This workshop is designed for parents, teachers, tutors and support workers as an opportunity to inform, educate and advocate for understanding, adjustments and patience for children with motor planning and executive functioning challenges. This is the second of a 3 part series, part 1 and 3 inform and draw on the content from this workshop to provide solutions for those with written output difficulties.

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Handwriting and Writing Part 3

Solutions for Kids with Written Output & Executive Function Difficulties, will be the conclusion to our series, where Sam and Penny cover, in-depth the strategies and solutions to help children with written output difficulties and executive function. This workshop is designed for parents, therapists, teachers, support workers and tutors as an opportunity to increase awareness of suitable alternatives to handwriting requirements, reasonable adjustments for children with written output difficulties as well as strategies and resources to support visual perception, fine motor and executive function development. This is the final of the 3 part series, part 1 and 2 inform the core content for this workshop.