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Friday, February 26 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Using Signing to Develop Narrative Skills, Maths Concepts, Emotions and Behaviour FILLING

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The introduction of a simple key word signing programme for all students from Nursery through to the end of KS2, has been shown to produce a very real and positive impact on childrens’ language and learning. The benefits can be seen in all children, not just those with special needs and EAL.

 This session will look at:

  • the background and research behind signing for learning,
  • how the programme was successfully introduced at a large international school  
  • how signing supports the development of childrens’ story telling and narrative skills
  • how signing helps behavioural development and management
  • how signing develops and reinforces the understanding of mathematical concepts

 Participants will be able to learn how to sign some of the key vocabulary and will see video’s of signing being introduced to, and used by students within a real classroom environment.

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Helen Ford

Speech and Language Therapist, Bangkok Patana School
Helen Ford is a speech and language therapist who initially specialised in working with adults with acquired neurological conditions. However after moving from the UK she has spent the past 15 years working in International schools with children with communication difficulties. She... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 9:45am - 11:00am GMT+08
  Session 1
  • Grade Level / Target Audience ES