VIE, in association with The University of Northampton, will once again be hosting Professional Development sessions in October in Bangkok.
STEPS with Theera Cafe (visit website)
Vocational & Life Skills Training in Bkk
Join us at STEPS with Theera Cafe to find out more about this new vocational training centre which offers work based learning experiences alongside an accredited life skills programme with further education options available. Suitable for ages 14+ and with teaching in English and Thai, they offer full or part time enrolment. Please join us to learn more about what might be an option for your child now or in the future.
Theeta Hotrakitya & Max Simpson are the brains behind this new initiative. They both have extensive experience working with kids with special needs. In their words,
Steps with Theera is a cafe and vocational training centre for teens & young adults with special needs and for those who benefit from an alternative pathway. Our focus is sustainable and fulfilling employment opportunities, life skills and independence. We work towards a community of acceptance and equality with a strong ethos in giving our trainees the chance to show the able in disabled.
To visit and see the presentation see the flyer: leap-wed-5-oct-16-step-gathering (click on link to open flyer)
Visit STEPS with Theera website (click here)
Being able to refer to a list of high frequency words (sight words) while editing writing is a good way for children to improve the quality of their written work. Unfortunately word lists can be a bit cumbersome and may add an extra layer of difficulty for children with attention or executive function issues.
One way to ensure that the words are always available is to stick them in the child’s book. But you still have the problem of having to turn a page to look at the word list and then return to the writing or editing.
One way to overcome this problem by using another piece of paper to make a ‘gatefold’ sleeve ( like you sometimes got on an old vinyl record sleeve). The genius of this is that when the flap is folded out, the spelling words can be seen, and either page of the book can be written on. In this case the words are on the left hand side (inside the front cover) because the child is right-handed. For a left-handed child the list would fold out from the inside of the back cover.