15th Annual Residential Conference Downloads 2012

LW SEN Conference 2012 front cover.jpgThis year's conference, sponsored by iansyst, was a great success. Please click on the links below to download presentations from the keynote speakers and workshop presenters.


"Just want to say that the conference this weekend was THE BEST yet – and whilst this came at a frenetic time of the year it was the best therapy for my frazzled brain. Came away enthused...and am still enthused"

"The highlight of my year and I am never disappointed! Thank you for all that you do to make these events so successful"

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Great people, great resources, great venue. There was such an amazing atmosphere between everyone"

FI DUFF.jpgDay One: SEN Issues

Keynote: Effective Reading and Language Interventions – Dr Fiona Duff, York University

"Really interesting. Linked in with what we are already doing at school so added extra value to our ideas. Very appropriate at this time"
"Very informative, it would be interesting to take this one step further into a more secondary school focus, especially regarding access arrangements"
"Very good, clear presentation with practical, realistic ideas to use in school"


  1. Assessing Reading - Dr Fiona Duff, York University
  2. Helping Handwriting & Letter Formation - Julie Palmer, teacher and author of ‘The Write Path’
  3. Art Therapy in Education – Sue Morrow
  4. Visual Stress – Owen Leigh, Developmental & Behavioural Optometrist

SENCo Writing Corner:

     5.   SENCo Exchange 1:   - Fil Came
     6.   SENCo Exchange 2: Where are we now? - Vanessa Lacey

jean_gross.jpgDay Two: Speech Language and Communication

Keynote: Let's Talk About it - Jean Gross, former Communication Champion

"Excellent speaker who managed to condense a vast amount of material and experience into a lively presentation which held our attention"
"This was excellent ‐ gave much information and was presented so well"
"Inspirational and so clearly put across. Again, these ideas have already been shared"


  1. Developing a Whole-School Approach to Intervention - Jean Gross, Communication Champion
  2. Speech and Language Difficulties Assessment and Intervention – Cathy Shilling SLT, Independent Speech and Language Therapy Services
  3. Working with Senior Pupils – Sue McMakin, Speech Link
  4. Whole Class Approach to Improving Listening Skills (prep) – Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock, Speech Therapists Worcester LA
  5. Language Counts in Maths – Steve Cooke, NALDIC speaker


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