Slated Row School
Old Wolverton Road
DATES: Thursday 5th June 2014
FEES: £60 per participant
2 weeks prior to start date
Lunch and refreshments
Fragile X is the most common inherited form of learning disability and is a chromosomal disorder caused by a fragile site on the X chromosome and affects 1:4000 males and 1:8000 females.
The presentation will begin by discussing the genetic cause of Fragile X and some of the physical characteristics that can be seen through the young person’s developmental history (from birth to adulthood).
A range of psychological theories of learning will be explored and how pupils with Fragile X have a limited working memory, experience difficulties with learning to read, write and spell and what the most effective strategies are to support these young people in the classroom with their learning.
Examples of strategies to support young people’s language and communication skills will be explored, as well as what advice should be sought from external agencies with respect to this area of need.
A range of strategies will be discussed to use in the classroom to support pupils with their social and emotional needs and what assessment tools can be used and the most appropriate ways to manage challenging behaviour.
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