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Courses for Children and Young People

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    Personalised Learning

    Personalised Learning

    Helen Arkell is delighted to offer Personalised Learning sessions during the school holidays to help students in Key Stages 1 – 4 consolidate their skills. Each 60 minute session will be on a 1:1 basis and will be delivered by an experienced specialist teacher.
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    Touch Typing

    Touch Typing

    A valuable touch typing course for ages 10 and above. Hourly sessions for 5 days at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.
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    GCSE Study Skills Workshop

    GCSE Study Skills Workshop

    This workshop will give students studying for GCSEs a chance to find out how they learn best. It will provide opportunities to explore and have a go at strategies which will help them to become more effective learners.
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    A Level Revision

    A Level Revision

    Develop your own ‘tool kit’ of strategies for A Level Revision.
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    Degrees of Success

    Degrees of Success

    Moving on to University - Understanding the Game Plan. For first and second year university students.

Courses for Everyone

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    Saturday Morning Presentation

    Saturday Morning Presentation

    Dr Jessie Rickets will present 'How can we harness reading skills to promote vocabulary learning?' on Saturday 19 November 10.30 - 12.00
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    Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy

    Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy

    This very practical two-day course shows you how to coach your struggling learners to use their mental imagery more effectively so they can begin to experience success with spelling, reading, mental maths and many other areas of learning.
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    Managing Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder Webinar

    Managing Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder Webinar

    Join us for this webinar "Get out of my face, it's not my fault and it's not fair: Managing Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder." On Monday 3 October 2016 at 7pm.

Courses for Parents

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    HELP Course for Parents in Frensham

    HELP Course for Parents in Frensham

    Join us for six Monday mornings from 3 October and we will help to demystify dyslexia, give you ideas and strategies to help you support your child and guide you on the best way to talk to and liaise with the professionals in your child’s life.
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    HELP Course for Parents in Haywards Heath

    HELP Course for Parents in Haywards Heath

    Come and find out about dyslexia and ways to support your child. Join us for a 6 session course for parents on Saturday mornings beginning 1 October 2016, led by professional staff from the Helen Arkell Centre.
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    Parent and Child: Survival of the Fittest

    Parent and Child: Survival of the Fittest

    Fintan O’Regan presents an information afternoon for parents on Friday 17 March. A range of strategies for proactive management of children who may be regarded as demanding, disruptive, defiant or just different.

Courses for Professionals

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    Teaching for Neurodiversity

    Teaching for Neurodiversity

    Teaching for Neurodiversity: Engaging learners with SEND. This is a DfE funded project delivering free training events and providing tools and resources to meet the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice.
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    Free Training for Teachers

    Free Training for Teachers

    Free training for teachers is being funded by the DfE to provide teachers and staff with an understanding of dyslexia and other literacy difficulties.
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    Laser Learning Awards Level 3

    Laser Learning Awards Level 3

    At Helen Arkell we have designed a course which gives candidates the essential knowledge required when working as a teaching assistant supporting learners with Specific Learning Difficulties.
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    OCR Level 5 Diploma

    OCR Level 5 Diploma

    This OCR Level 5 course focuses on specialist teaching. Candidates will learn how to assess for, plan and deliver a programme of specialist teaching to a child who is experiencing difficulty in his/her learning.
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    Level 5 Diploma Adult FE/HE

    Level 5 Diploma Adult FE/HE

    New Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Adults with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties (Adult FE/HE course). Starting soon.
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    OCR Level 7 Diploma

    OCR Level 7 Diploma

    OCR Level 7 Diploma in Teaching and Assessing Learners with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties. This OCR Level 7 course focuses on assessment of learners for a variety of purposes, including setting a teaching programme, access arrangements in exams and making a diagnosis of dyslexia, if possible.
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    CPD Writing Diagnostic Assessments for Ages 7 to 16

    CPD Writing Diagnostic Assessments for Ages 7 to 16

    This course is designed for professionals who would like to update and extend their ability to carry out and write diagnostic assessments. The course includes a combination of lectures, discussion and practical activities.
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    CPD Level 5 - Using and Understanding a Range of Standardised Tests

    CPD Level 5 - Using and Understanding a Range of Standardised Tests

    CPD Level 5 - Using and Understanding a Range of Standardised Tests
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    Calling all OCR Level 5 Graduates

    Calling all OCR Level 5 Graduates

    We are offering an opportunity for qualified specialist teachers to update their knowledge and skills, meet up with old friends, and make new ones. This is a one-day professional development course.
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    CPD Assessing Adults Age 16+

    CPD Assessing Adults Age 16+

    Next course is on Thursday 27 October 2016. This course is designed for professionals who work within the FE/HE sector and would like to update their diagnostic assessment and report writing skills.
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    Skype Training

    Skype Training

    This workshop will explore the use of Skype as a teaching resource. One of the joys of teaching online is that you can offer your services to anyone anywhere. This means that you are able to reach students that cannot resource support locally.
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    CPD Meeting the requirements to teach DSA students

    CPD Meeting the requirements to teach DSA students

    If you are a specialist tutor providing SpLD tutorials for students in Higher Education you will now have to meet the requirements of the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF).
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    CPD Social, Emotional and Mental Health

    CPD Social, Emotional and Mental Health

    Within SEN Code of Practice Behaviour Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) has been replaced by a new term Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). This is with a view of considering the behaviour “message” of underlying and unmet issues.
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    CPD The Curious Case of ADHD and ASD

    CPD The Curious Case of ADHD and ASD

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder are terms used to describe a range of Learning, Behavioural and Socialisation differences. The key to providing successful outcomes for individuals with ADHD and ASD will be a full understanding and acceptance of the needs of every child.
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    Professional Summer School

    Professional Summer School

    This summer school is aimed at professionals working in mainstream schools both in the UK and abroad who want to enhance their skills so as to make their teaching even more effective and fun. The course will give an overview of the current research into dyslexia and the risk factors and indicators of the condition.
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    Elklan Speech and Language Support

    Elklan Speech and Language Support

    A highly practical training course designed to equip practitioners with approaches and strategies to maximise speech, language and communication skills of ALL learners; in particular those with speech, language and communication needs and/or English as an Additional Language.

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