Supporting Children with Memory and Processing Difficulties
Learn how to support children of all ages who have difficulty retaining and processing spoken information.
Support pupils who struggle with remembering new topics, reading comprehension and lower-ability groups.
Packed with theory and practical activities for you to do with individual or groups of children.
For staff and parents working with children of any age, from Early Years to Key Stage 5.
This course is suitable for interventions for children and pupils of any age
Are you worried about a child in your class or setting?
Have you had some of these thoughts?
I have a child in my class who is struggling with the work. They are in the lower ability group.
They struggle with processing and can't follow instructions well.
They can't seem to retain the things you've taught them.
They lose their trail of thought easily and don't manage to get much written in their workbooks.
Reading comprehension tasks are almost impossible for this child.
They have trouble understanding or identifying the main idea of what they have just read.
They have trouble understanding new ideas or topics. They can't pick up new skills as easily as their peers (like fractions or halving)
I've made you a course
I've made you a course. It's a short course, all pre-recorded and ready to access straight away.
It's online so you can do it any time, on any device.
You can re-visit the course time and time again, with unlimited access.
You can play the videos in the course during staff training.
You can download the BONUS documents and save them to your shared drive.
You can even show the demonstration videos to the children you are working with and then copy the games.
The games can be altered to suit the age, ability and interests of the child you are working with.
I've included ways you can step-up to make the game more challenging or step down if they are a bit tricky.
After completing this course:
You will have a better understanding of the memory and processing difficulties faced by some of the children you work with.
You will feel confident to work with the children in your setting who have difficulty remembering and processing spoken information like questions, instructions and stories.
You will be able to use the strategies and activities from this course with your current pupils and in the future with other children.
You will see progress in the children you've worked with.
You will be able to use these skills in future roles in different settings.
You will be confident to share or cascade this training to your colleagues
What will you get?
This course consists of 6 different video sections:
An introduction video packed with information and theory on memory and processing difficulties for children. Including profiles and red flags to look out for, as well as discussion on the impacts of these difficulties on learning and how you can help them.
Four video demonstrations of my top intervention activities which I include in my speech and language programmes for children with difficulties with memory and processing. Some of these videos feature help from my own children so we can show you how it all REALLY works.
A separate instructional video on strategies for pupils and adults to use to help your children.
Plus there are BONUS downloads for you:
A checklist to help you identify areas of need for children in your setting.
Example sentences for some of the games and interventions.
Printable handouts of the strategies for adults/staff and more strategies for children/pupils.
A printable record sheet for you to written down and keep track of your interventions.
The total video time for this course is 48 minutes.
How does it work?
Once you register, you will be directed to the course where you can work through the modules at your own pace.
As the course is online, you can re-visit the modules at any time, on any device, with unlimited access.
You can even play some of the videos during staff training sessions.