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TPL: Strength Based Learning: Motivation and Engagement

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St Paul's High School, Bessbrook, Bessbrook, Armagh

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Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn

Edel Quinn is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Before taking up this post, Edel worked in the National Health Service, Northern Ireland (NHS), developing and delivering home programmes for autistic children and young people, and their families. Edel holds a Psychology degree and an MSc in Autism from Queen’s University, Belfast and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Edel's main specialisms are in early intervention and delivering training in the implementation of visual strategies and behaviour. Edel is a Certified TEACCH Trainer with Division TEACCH, North Carolina. Edel has developed and delivered anxiety trainings and anxiety research projects to parents and professionals across Ireland. She has delivered at Autism and Mental Health Conference, NAS and the Autism Congress. Edel is an associate lecturer on the Post Graduate Autism Certificate with Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Edel is working towards accreditation with BACP as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.

TPL: Strength Based Learning: Interests and Attention

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Strength based learning: Interests and attention.
A strength-based approach is when focus and recognition is given to the strengths, skills, and interests of the autistic person. 
This training session explores the cognitive attention style of monotropism and how educators can utilise the strengths and interests of the autistic student in the Post Primary School.
Participants will understand:  
Monotropic attention as a strength and the importance of monotropic flow in relation to wellbeing
The implications for educational practice of applying monotropic knowledge.
The benefits of engaging interests in school environments
How to support the students interests within a person-centred approach to support attention, engagement, and overall wellbeing

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Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Majella has experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people in schools. Majella’s experiences include Pre-school, Mainstream Primary and Post-Primary and Special Schools across Ireland. Majella also has experience teaching autistic students in Further Education. She has lectured and assessed modules on the Early Childhood Foundation Degree and the Level Three Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Majella’s training specialism is Relationship and Sexuality Education, Transitions and Special Education Needs. Majella has contributed to the development of the curriculum as a Professional Associate with CCEA for learners with MLD and co-ordinated specialist trainings including Transition to Higher Education (Ulster University and Trinity College Dublin), 16+ Education and Employment, and Sibling trainings. Majella is an Associate Lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate with Mary Immaculate College Limerick.

TPL: Promoting Inclusion and Neurodiversity in the Classroom

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St Paul's High School, Bessbrook, Bessbrook, Armagh

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Promoting Inclusion and Neurodiversity in the Classroom 
 Participants will learn how to better include neurodivergent learners in the classroom. 
We will explore ways to understand brain differences and to support neurodivergent students to be included in mainstream classes.

Participants will: 
Consider some individual features of students in their classes.
Consider their own needs and preferences to be their best at work.
Learn about the value of neurodiversity and some of the terminology around it.
Review practical ways to increase accessibility and inclusion in the classroom.
Workshop some practical means to increase inclusion with colleagues from similar subject groups.

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Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Majella has experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people in schools. Majella’s experiences include Pre-school, Mainstream Primary and Post-Primary and Special Schools across Ireland. Majella also has experience teaching autistic students in Further Education. She has lectured and assessed modules on the Early Childhood Foundation Degree and the Level Three Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Majella’s training specialism is Relationship and Sexuality Education, Transitions and Special Education Needs. Majella has contributed to the development of the curriculum as a Professional Associate with CCEA for learners with MLD and co-ordinated specialist trainings including Transition to Higher Education (Ulster University and Trinity College Dublin), 16+ Education and Employment, and Sibling trainings. Majella is an Associate Lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate with Mary Immaculate College Limerick.

TPL: Teaching and Learning for Neurodivergent Students

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St Paul's High School, Bessbrook, Bessbrook, Armagh

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