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21TRA072 Getting the Concept – Teaching Curriculum Vocabulary and Concepts

21TRA072 Getting the Concept – Teaching Curriculum Vocabulary and Concepts




From the perspective of a Speech and Language Therapist, how do we successfully teach vocabulary and concepts? What do teachers and SNAs need to know when supporting children with or without language difficulties? How do we maximise teaching concepts and vocabulary in a busy classroom?

The Irish curriculum builds on previous knowledge. This means difficulty with vocabulary and concepts at an early stage in the primary career have significant impacts at a later one. This one-hour workshop will enable you to identify and teach both simple and challenging vocabulary.

In this session we will cover:

  • Different types of vocabulary and concepts
  • Order of teaching
  • How to teach vocabulary and concepts
  • How to build on previous topics, concepts and vocabulary

Please note, we will not be discussing teaching concepts specific to the maths curriculum as this is a specific area that would require a specific session. However, the application of knowledge gained in the session will be applicable for maths.

The webinar is suitable for SNAs, class teachers, learning support teachers who work with primary school (Junior Infants up to 6th Class).

Bio of Presenter:

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Alanna O’Connor, Speech and Language Therapist

BSc Speech Pathology and Therapy, PgDip Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Alanna O’Connor is a Kerry-based Speech and Language Therapist, who trained in the UK. In her time in Manchester, she worked based in a school and college, working alongside teachers to support students to meet their educational potential. Since returning to Ireland, she has worked with children and young people in clinic, home, and school environments. Last year, she delivered Munster’s first accredited ‘Communication Supports for 5-11s’ course.

Alanna is particularly interested in promoting literacy attainment and working with children and young people with disabilities. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with SNAs and teachers, as they work closely with children in a language-rich environment.

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Course Properties

Course date 18-01-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 18-01-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 17-12-2020
Cut off date 18-01-2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price €10.00
Speaker Alanna O'Connor
Number Hours 1 hour
Location Online

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