A Different View of Literacy and Numeracy

Course Date
1 August 2023

Registration Deadline
1 June 2023

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore
65 Pasir Ris Drive 1
Singapore 519529
Training Room, Level 4

9:00am – 5:00pm

Full Course Fee

Course Capacity
Max : 25 participants

Targeted Participants
Special Education Teachers, Teacher Aides and other professionals working with children or young adults with special needs.

Course Outline

This course takes its starting point from the view that being sufficiently fluent in literacy and numeracy demands considerable memory capacity, especially in working memory, sequential memory and long-term memory. That is, without these capacities, fluency is impossible, no matter what teaching methodologies are used, no matter what technologies are used and no matter how long we try for. Interestingly, international research is silent on the matter of those with PMLD and SLD, and what research there is specifically related to the achievement of literacy and numeracy is piecemeal, generally relates to marginal, short-term gains and is often interpreted incorrectly.
A different view starts with what the written word and number actually mean for those with PMLD and SLD, and concludes that the meanings are different because learners learn in a different way. If they learn in a different way, we ought to be teaching them in a different way and indeed, teaching them different things.
The day will be a mix of power-point presentations, interspersed with video examples and both whole and small group discussions.

Course Instructor

Peter Imray is a freelance trainer, advisor and writer in the area of special educational needs with over 30 years teaching experience. His current interests centre on supporting schools to embed specifically written (not National Curriculum) curricula for learners of all ages with PMLD, SLD and ASD. Peter’s last book, written with Andrew Colley and entitled Inclusion is Dead: Long Live Inclusion, is a polemic against the dominant inclusive ideology of a common school and/or class and/or curriculum for those with SLD and PMLD. It was published by Routledge in May 2017. His new book, A Different View of Curriculum and Assessment: for learners with Profound, Complex and Severe Learning Disabilities is due to be published by Routledge sometime in 2023.

Terms and Conditions
– Registration will be confirmed only upon receiving invoice or full payment.
– If the participant is absent without valid reason or without supporting document, full course fees will be charged with no refund

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