CONFERENCE 2017

Collaborative Practices EAL Services and Specialist

An overview and discussion on collaborative practices between EAL Services and other Specialist Services across our Local Authorities

L1 Assessments

The 1st Language Assessment (FLA) guidance document was developed while collaborating with Speech & language Therapy (SaLT) partners. An outcome of the collaboration was a pathway to support schools channelling their referral should they decide to make one. The purpose of a FLA process is to assess pupils’ linguistic competence in their first language, the surface fluency as well as in cognitively demanding language tasks.  It should confirm if pupils’ first language ability is appropriate for their age and also identify areas of strength and for development.

The workshop will highlight the rationale for the collaboration, explore the guidance document and encourage discussion around local settings. Case scenario activities will provide practical link to guidance document and referral pathway.

EAL and Dyslexia

This session aims to highlight the additional issues that may impact on learning and teaching for EAL learners who may have dyslexia. Issues covered will include information about some potential barriers along with practical strategies to support.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders and EAL

This workshop aims to provide an overview and information on how EAL Teachers in Glasgow have been working with children with EAL and ASD. At this session we will share the strategies used and demonstrate resources that have been developed. In particular we will look at practical strategies with parents and SfLW staff.

Sensory Stories

Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. It is motivational, exploratory and empowering. Storytelling connects people and communities. This is a practical workshop where you will have the opportunity to explore the importance of the story telling space and hear how multi-sensory stories help people to engage, communicate, connect and have fun. During the workshop you will hear how multi-sensory storytelling offers a versatile, educational, therapeutic and fun opportunity for the story teller and listener. This is an interactive workshop where you will have the opportunity to experience making a multi -sensory story.

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