Our January Online Conference attracted 90 ADHSE members who participated in a day of thought provoking and practical professional CPD. The morning’s proceedings began with a stimulating keynote by ADSHE’s very own Cheri Stone. She encouraged the audience to consider ‘What’s specialist about specialist 1:1 support?’ which she believes we need to document, promote, and celebrate to ensure our sector survives and thrives. This was followed by Kobus van Rensburg, a consultant Clinical psychologist, who talked us through the ADHD diagnostic assessment to answer the question ‘Is it really ADHD or not?’. He focused on contextualising the standard questions used in an assessment, and then unpacked and reframed them to make them more accessible and broader. As Kobus’ presentation progressed, the Zoom Chat was very active with members responding positively to the presentation. The members’ questions highlighted their curiosity to improve their knowledge, understanding and practice of ADHD to support the ever-growing demand from students with ADHD symptoms and diagnosis.
The morning was rounded off with an AT Q&A with Claro Software, Glean and Lexable, members took the opportunity to ask the panel practical questions about the software.
The afternoon programme offered members a range of valuable workshop which included:
- Putting the pieces together with Ketso Connect: a hands-on, visual learning aid by Joanne Tippett
- Revisiting the WRIT and evaluation of its use in the SpLD Assessment Process by Sally-Ann Morrison
- The ADSHE 7 Principles: Multisensory, modelling and relevance by Elaine Doffman
- Using padlets to support a tutor community by Rachel Davies
- Claro’s Software Writing Helper: structured writing without stress by Stuart Marsden
- The functionality of Office 365 and Windows 10 by Arran Smith
- Analysing & Capturing Good Practice in 1:1 Specialist Tutorial Support by Bob Burwell
- Professional Peer Supervision® Interactive session by Tanya Zybutz
We would like to congratulate and thank our presenters, most of whom are members, who participated to this very professional and successful event. Without their commitment, enthusiasm, and desire to contribute to our profession we would be unable to offer this type of quality CPD. To ensure that we continue to flourish as a respected and professional body we would like to encourage you all to consider whether you can contribute to our CPD offering either individually or collaboratively. If you can, please contact either Jackie Hatfield or Bob Burwell by clicking here or on the button below. They will be happy to have an informal chat about your idea and support you in developing it into a workshop or presentation for the membership.