Pupil helping secondary age school pupil

Understanding severe and/or profound and multiple learning difficulties

  • Online
  • 27 May 2021 (13:00 - 14:30)

This webinar, suitable for all staff, though especially those within special school settings, will provide a comprehensive overview of current research and understanding around S/PMLD. The perspective of young people with complex and multiple needs will help to bring real-world context to this understanding. The course will empower delegates to provide even better support for pupils with a wide range of needs.

What will this course cover?

  • Current research around S/PMLD as well as considering social constructions of (dis)ability
  • The impact that the learning environment can play in enabling students
  • What types of adjustments and support can benefit students the most 

What are the potential benefits to you and the children or young people you work with?

  • Greater knowledge and understanding of S/PMLD
  • Better support for students you work with
  • Greater sense of belonging and engagement for your students

Suitable for: A parent/carer, Assistant Head Teacher, Consultant, Deputy Head Teacher, Early Years Practitioner, Education psychologist, Governor, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, Newly Qualified Teacher, Other, SENCO, Senior Leader, Student, Support staff, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Young person

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This course is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

Dr James Galpin

Meet your trainer

Dr James Galpin

Jamie is an Education Officer at nasen and leads on the development and delivery of the organisations CPDL programme. He is also a chartered Developmental Psychologist who specialises in universal difficulties that children and young people experience. He has been working with children and young people with SEN for the past 18 years. Whilst working both as an SEN teaching assistant and then as an SEN teacher, he completed his Master’s degree in Child Development. His interest in the practical applications of research then led him to complete a Master’s in Research in Education. Jamie went on to complete his PhD in Developmental Psychology where his focus was on emotion in children’s drawings and the relationship between language and drawing. Jamie continues to work in developing practice-based evidence and putting theory into practice in education. 

Jamie has delivered CPDL to a range of education professionals including teachers, supports staff, SENCOs and other senior leaders on a range of SEND related topics