The Circle Programme
The CIRCLE programme is an online course for primary school teachers, special needs assistants, and early years educators of children with autism.
This training has been developed based on years of working as an education consultant, supporting teachers to make schools and pre-schools inclusive for children with special needs.
It includes everything you need to know, do, and understand to adapt activities so that all children can be active participants in the classroom.
During the course, I will guide you and support you in implementing strategies and making changes in your classroom to suit your student’s needs.
This course not only aims to inform teachers, but to transform the classroom so that children with autism learn, cooperate, participate, and develop positive relationships with their peers.
The CIRCLE programme is delivered in 6 modules over a period of 8 weeks. Sessions are live on Zoom, but students can also follow the classes in streaming on demand. It includes classroom resources like printable plans, picture schedules, symbols and choice boards for activities, stories, and songs, ready for you to use.
Presented at the 2018 World Down Syndrome Congress in Scotland, and the 2019 National Progressing Disabilities Conference in Ireland, The CIRCLE Programme is a proven and fully tested programme.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME?
The programme is presented in six modules over eight weeks. Participants can attend and participate during the live sessions, or have access to the course sessions afterwards on the course webpage.
Each course session will be accompanied by worksheets and additional reading materials to help you adapt the content learned during the session to your student’s needs.
This programme is for primary school teachers, special needs assistants, and early years educators who:
- Are struggling to include students with autism in group activities.
- Feel unsure which adaptations they need to implement in the classroom.
- Feel overwhelmed dealing with difficult behaviour in the classroom.
- Want clear and straightforward guidelines to support students with language delays.
- Want to have ready-to-use resources that will save them time.
Here is what I will show you in this programme.
- How to make adaptations in the classroom according to your student’s needs.
- How to support students with language delay.
- How to identify and assist students with sensory integrations difficulties.
- How to manage difficult behaviour.
- How to encourage all children to participate in the classroom, even the most reluctant students.
Extra Free Bonuses…
Working With Families
In this bonus class, we will discuss working and supporting parents of children with additional needs.
After this class, you will have a deeper understanding of parent’s concerns and how you can support parents and various stages.
You will also learn how to manage difficult conversations so that the relationship between the school and the family remains positive and healthy.
In this interactive class, you will learn how to use communication systems and supports in the classroom.
I will also show you specific activities, books, games and songs that have proven to be successful in inclusive classrooms.
This session will be completely tailored to the needs of the participants in the class.
Downloads & Printables
Resources that will save you time when planning group activities.
You will be able to download:
- The CIRCLE Formula session planner.
- Printable symbols for classroom routines.
- Visuals for Circle Time.
- Visuals for classroom rules.
- A choice board for children’s sing-along songs.
- A choice board for group activities.
Once you have completed the programme you will receive a certificate of achievement for the Circle Programme.
THE CIRCLE COMMUNITY
From my experience working directly with teachers, I know that many teachers, just like you, are deeply committed to helping children with additional needs. In this programme, you have the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other like-minded teachers.
The lack of external supports to schools from clinical teams makes a teacher’s job challenging, and often teachers and educators feel isolated and in need of specialised information and support.
During the training, you will have the opportunity to learn from a senior therapist, a clinical psychologist and an early intervention consultant, and also learn from all the expertise from your group.
Many of you are already doing great work in your classrooms, and my wish is that this becomes a platform where we can support each other to continue making classrooms even more inclusive.
"It shows practical ways to make small changes that can create a big difference to a child and the learning outcome"
Theresa O’Connor | SNA
Powerstown Educate Together
"I would recommend the training to anyone working with preschool children with special needs as it was inclusive to all of the needs of the children"
Christina Laban | Early Years Educator
Mini Mi’s Early Learning Centre
"I liked that even though it was over Zoom, it was very interactive, and we were well supported by Silvia."
Trish Fogarty | Special Education Teacher
Scoil Phadraig Naofa
The CIRCLE Programme for March 2021 is now open for registration.
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