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NATECLA Webinar: The Neurodiverse Language Classroom

Title: The Neurodiverse Language Classroom 

 Date:  Thursday 6 October 2022

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Presenter: Anne Margaret Smith

Cost: NATECLA members £5, non-members £30


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We humans are neurodiverse – our brains are all wired differently. Some people’s brains are really different from the majority, and we tend to notice that when they are learning in a group - they are often the topic of many exasperated conversations in the staff room. Others will be working extra hard to keep up and remain unnoticed, but their efforts may not be rewarded with great results.
In this session we will consider what neurodiversity means and how the different neurotypes (or specific learning differences – SpLDs – such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD etc) can affect language learning.
Many SpLDs are never formally identified, so we may need to be the ones to take the first steps and evaluate how best to work with our neurodiverse learners. We’ll be discussing how we can spot the key indicators that are evident in the classroom, and what the next steps could be in your context. 
Most importantly, we will consider some inclusive practices and activities we can implement in our classrooms that will benefit all learners - especially those with SpLDs. 


Dr. Anne Margaret Smith started her career as a teacher of English as a foreign / additional language around 30 years ago. Alongside her language teaching, she also works as a dyslexia assessor and specialist tutor, and is currently also training to be a Speech and Language Therapist. She founded ELT well in 2005 and offers professional development and resources to language teachers in all contexts. 

Only £5 for NATECLA members!
If you are a NATECLA member, you use the same email address as registered for your membership and your membership is still valid at the time of the event, you will be automatically given the membership ticket price of £5. You can join NATECLA online here prior to booking your webinar place to benefit from the £25 discount. 



<< Book and pay online here >>


If you want to register multiple people or if you have any problems booking using the Findjoo booking system please email info@natecla.org.uk to book and pay.



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  • Date(s): 06 October 2022 to 06 October 2022
  • Time: 17:00 - 18:30
  • Price: £5 member, £30 non-member
  • Location: Online webinar
  • Main contact: Fatima Bibi
  • Email: info@natecla.org.uk

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