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What is an ELSA?
Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) are Teaching Assistants (TAs) who have been trained by Educational Psychologists to have a robust understanding of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. They are able to plan and implement evidence-based individual and group interventions in schools.
How can an ELSA help your school?
Why commit to keeping the ELSA accreditation?
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||05 November 2020||13:00 - 15:00||Venue - Virtual Classroom||Map|
|2||03 December 2020||13:00 - 15:00||Venue - Virtual Classroom||Map|
|3||28 January 2021||13:00 - 15:00||Venue - Virtual Classroom||Map|
|4||25 March 2021||13:00 - 15:00||Venue - Virtual Classroom||Map|
|5||27 May 2021||13:00 - 15:00||Venue - Virtual Classroom||Map|
|6||15 July 2021||13:00 - 15:00||Venue - Virtual Classroom||Map|
The ability to store, recall and manipulate complex information is essential for academic achievement. There are several memory systems we use to store information, working memory in particular is commonly used for classroom based tasks. An estimated 10% of children have working memory deficits which limit their academic progress (Gathercole, 2009). This course provides an overview of the mechanisms of memory and how targeted interventions such as precision teaching can support children who struggle to retain information.