Content - the educational background - the relationship of Turnabout to Neuroscience - the expected impact for learners - results from Turnabout user schools - headteachers' comments -comments from pupils - summary of the training modules.
This module provides a background and understanding of the Turnabout training for those who will be delivering the programme. It also provides an understanding of the potential impact of Turnabout for the school; this for school leaders and all teaching staff and some initial guidance on which pupils might be most suited for this programme.
Content - an explanation of the learning difficulties caused through a deficit in visual memory and visual processing skills; these relating to literacy are often the primary cause of poor reading and spelling.
There is a detailed explanation of the individual activities for improving visual processing, together with step-by-step training in how to carry them out. There are exemplary videos of learners carrying out these activities. Periods of role-play are incorporated in which the trainees take turns in acting as the Turnabout trainer and the learner.
Content - an explanation of the learning difficulties caused by weak auditory memory and auditory processing skills. Learners with an auditory memory deficit will often not relate adequately to phonics teaching and will not remember verbal instructions or information.
There is a detailed description and step-by-step training in how to deliver the activities for enhancing auditory memory. Contains exemplary videos of pupils carrying out these activities. Periods of role-play are incorporated in which the trainees take turns in acting as the Turnabout trainer and the learner.
Content - Based on the increasing research supporting the importance of music to enhance the ability to learn - the use of music in this particular and stylised way is an important part of the Turnabout Programme.
The music activities are designed to enhance concentration and focus of attention and are very beneficial for learners with Attention Deficit characteristics. This module describes very specifically how the music activity is to be carried out in every Turnabout session. There is role-play supported by videos of the activity being carried out.
Part one explains how each individual Turnabout session is to be managed. It incorporates a description of the recording documentation to help manage the programme. Part two is provided to assist the selection of the most appropriate pupils for this programme. There is a diagnosis of learners writing illustrating the impact of weak auditory and visual skills. Dyslexic characteristics are not always recognised as such and these and ADHD characteristics are described. Part three describes the range of assessment documentation and the facilities provided to measure and demonstrate progress. These include micro-assessments to aid classroom practitioners and summative assessments to facilitate an overview of the impact. There is a wide range of assessment capabilities and the school should be able to select those that are most appropriate for them.
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