NATESOL presents:

'Teaching learners with AD(H)D’

by Suzanne Robertshaw (INTO Manchester).

Thursday, 29th November, 2018, 6pm


This interactive talk will focus on raising awareness, perhaps busting some myths, and offering strategies for teaching students with ‘Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder’ (AD(H)D). Suzanne’s extensive family experience of this condition and many years in supporting EFL students with AD(H)D have brought a realisation of how the methods applied to include these types of students can be of great benefit to the class as a whole. 1 in 20 young people in UK have an AD(H)D diagnosis, but what about the rest of the world?


Suzanne will briefly talk about the challenges she has faced on a cultural level, when trying to tackle the practicalities of this condition. She will also address how commonly this condition co-occurs with other Learning Differences, such as Dyslexia. Finally, she aims to show how we can capitalise on the many strengths presented by a neuro-diverse student in order to create an enriching and inclusive classroom environment.


About the speaker:

Suzanne Robershaw has been a teacher of ESOL, EAP and EFL for 19 years. She has been an EAP teacher and Learning Support tutor at Into Manchester for the past 4 years, working with EFL and EAP students who have learning differences including AD(H)D, Aspergers, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. After extensive training in AD(H)D, she has been training teachers (both in-house and at conferences) for 4 years in this area. Suzanne holds a post-graduate certificate in Dyslexia Research and Practice, and is a member of the British Dyslexia Association. She also trained with the ADHD Foundation and ICEPE in AD(H)D: Effective Management and Teaching strategies.


Thursday, 29th November, 2018

6.00 pm Registration / 6.30 pm -7.45 pm event

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Birley Fields Campus, Brookes Building, Room BR 1.66 ( at the top of the stairs) 


 Please note – the campus car park can be used by visitors to this event

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