Behaviour and Learning Risks in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and the Impact on the RoadMap for Life
Parent and Professional training day on Wednesday 30th April 12 – 4.00pm Dunsilly Hotel 20 Dunsilly Road, Antrim BT41 2JH Northern Ireland for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that will discuss the behaviour and learning risks associated with the condition and the impact on the young persons RoadMap for Life.
Decipha Leadership Programme Workshop for disabled adults over the age of 18 years
Friday April 4th St Josephs Hospice Hackney London E8 4SA 11.30 - 4.00pm
An exciting programme focusing on employment and training for disabled young adults
The projects next meeting will be on Tuesday January 28th at the Epicentre 41 West Street London E11 4LJ. Register today for the workshop led by Dr Jon Hastie who has Duchenne will be speaking about the social model of disability and about the challenges and successes along his journey to independent living and employment. We are also hoping that Neil Williamson from Richard House and St Josephs will be able to join us.
Decipha’s Leadership Project will be a pilot programme for East London and we hope to work with Young Adult Groups and local providers that are already established in the area as well as any other adults in London between the ages of 19 – 25 years with a life-limiting condition who feel they would benefit from the Programme.
Teaching Assistants (or Learning Support Assistants) (TAs) play an important role in schools in supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs. Pupils SEND Statements can often require the deployment of a TA to work with an individual pupil. But how effective is the deployment of TAs and do they improve pupils learning outcomes? In research from the Institute of Education it was found that contrary to expected outcomes TAs infact had a negative impact on pupils learning. At Decipha we believe that TAs play a vital role in supporting pupils but there has not been enough attention paid by school management to how they should be deployed in school and the role that they play in classroom support.
We have developed a solution focussed programme that can help schools to audit their currrent provision and bring about changes that can significantly improve the effectiveness of TAs in school and the classroom.