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Moving into SEN teaching, BSL

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Bambi74, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Bambi74

    Bambi74 New commenter

    Hi I’m an experienced secondary English teacher who would like to move onto SEN teaching. I’d really like to learn BSL and there are so many online courses available. Level 1 and 2 to begin with. Could someone please recommend any that are recognised please?
    Also, has anyone else moved into SEN? Any tips or advice greatly welcomed thanks!
     
  2. dzil

    dzil Occasional commenter

    A lot will depend on the type of SEN you are thinking about. Are you looking at mainstream or a special schools or additional support base within a mainstream setting? Working with students with sensory needs, physical needs, learning disabilities (if so mild, moderate, severe or profound) those with profound barriers to learning or a mixture? Your intended setting will help with the answer.
    For example: In a special school for students with learning difficulties Makaton is most used, which uses a lot of the BSL signs, mainly as key words in a sentence, but not BSL grammar. So any basic BSL would be useful.
     

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