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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

 

The Disability Resource Centre facilitates a suite of short courses on supporting and teaching disabled students.

 

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (briefing)

This two-hour course reviews and explains the process of getting a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) from the first observation of a difficulty to the point at which support is in place. It will focus on dyslexia: the areas of difficulty experienced by students with such diagnoses and how proposed adjustments are helpful. Factors to consider when recommending a student for an assessment will also be discussed.

The course is a useful precursor to either Teaching Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (briefing) or Specific Learning Difficulties: What Administrators Need to Know (briefing; below).

This workshop runs once during Michaelmas Term.

Book onto "Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties"

 

Specific Learning Difficulties: What Administrators Need to Know (briefing)

A two-hour briefing which explores barriers related to administration experienced by students with Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia), and how these can be overcome. It will review how best to manage the requirements of students with Specific Learning Difficulties, increase the support you can offer and identify the systems you need to employ. It will review the processes involved in setting up and managing student support. The course will focus on dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia.

This course runs once during Michaelmas Term and once during Easter Term.

Book onto "Specific Learning Difficulties" for Administrators

 

Libraries: Making them Accessible to Disabled People

A three-hour workshop which explores ways of accommodating disabled library users and helps you to develop a plan for enhancing the service you offer. Disabled people face a range of barriers to their effective use of libraries, yet they are an important resource in enabling students to participate in study. Libraries too have responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and this workshop will help you to meet them.

This course runs once during Lent Term and once during Easter Term.

Book onto "Libraries: Making them Accessible to Disabled People"

 

Supporting Postgraduate Students with Mental Health Difficulties

A participative, discussion-based two-hour workshop which provides an opportunity to reflect on how students with mental health difficulties can be supported in postgraduate study. The workshop covers best practice in supporting students and update on services available to all involved.

This workshop runs once during Lent Term and once during Easter Term.

Book onto "Supporting Postgraduate Students with Mental Health Difficulties"

 

Supporting Students in Distress: Boundaries & Boomerangs

This participative two-hour workshop enables attendees to confidentially discuss their reactions to students in emotional distress and consider effective ways of supporting them while managing attendees own boundaries. The session is conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions. The workshop also updates attendees on available sources of local support for students.

This workshop runs once during Michaelmas Term and once during Lent Term.

Book onto "Supporting Students in Distress"

 

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