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23-5134-AUT-What you need to know about working in an SEN setting - Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan

23-5134-AUT-What you need to know about working in an  SEN setting - Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan

What you need to know about working in an SEN setting

Teachers interested in working with ASD/SEN pupils are invited to this information session held by SEN teacher Libby Conroy (MSEN SEN, PG ASD)

We will talk about Autism and briefly look at sensory and language and behaviour issues that affect how SEN children learn. We will discuss the best practice, evidence based teaching strategies you will need to be familiar with when working in an SEN setting. Participants will be guided on how to plan, assess and adapt the curriculum to meet these often complex learning styles.

Dr. David Jordan PHD will also speak about his experiences in the mainstream class setting and he will give advice on how he was helped and encouraged in his education.

Learning outcomes:

1.       That participants understand that SEN students have a different learning style

2.       That participants understand the different pedagogies used in an SEN setting

3.       That participants will know how to prepare for the new class setting

With over 14 years experience in the area of Special Needs, particularly focused on the Autism Spectrum, Libby Conroy (Primary School Special Needs Teacher), is an expert in this area and has garnered a wealth of both educational & hands on experience relating to the academic education, emotional, behavioural & communication development of children with additional needs.

In 2012 she completed her  Masters of Education with a  specialisim in Autism , she also completed a Post Grad in Autism. Over the years she has developed comprehensive experience using the following teaching and behavioural strategies in the classroom:   TEACCH,  Social Stories™ , PECS, LAMH and ABA to name but a few.

As well as her career in the classroom, she delivers courses which support professionals & parents alike. Libby is driven by the success of her students & clients and is passionate in ensuring children, across all levels, reach their highest potential. She prides herself in seeing and understanding the child as opposed to the “label” and advocates this methodology in the varying strategies that she teaches and informs others on.

Guest Speaker Dr. David Jordan graduated with a Ph.D. in geology from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008. In 2002, during the early stages of his Ph.D. he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

He helped set up peer a support program for university students with Asperger's Syndrome in collaboration  with Dr. Rita Honan and he founded in 2002 the first social group for adults with Asperger's Syndrome and autism in Ireland. This group continues to meet weekly, on Zoom.  Over 200 people on the autism spectrum have attended over the years.

Dr. Jordan appeared in an RTE TV documentary about Asperger's Syndrome in 2005 and has given several radio interviews. He also presents to parents, teachers and psychologists at conferences several times a year describing his experiences growing up with Asperger's Syndrome.


A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. 

Cancellation Policy:

Please note, the fee for this course is non-refundable. By booking a place you agree to these terms.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 19-09-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 19-09-2023 8:30 pm
Cut off date 19-09-2023 5:10 pm
Capacity 100
Fee €5.00
Select Hours 1.5
Speaker Libby Conroy and Dr. David Jordan
Course Format Online
Location Online

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