How to Use Creative Activities to support SEN children

Ref: C3743968

This course is delivered by an art and craft tutor who has a wealth of experience working on art projects with a wide range of children with SENs. It aims to help and support carers/parents who would like to have fun at home with art and craft with their children but would like some ideas about things to make and do which will promote learning , communication skills , fine motor skills and develop self esteem and confidence. The course is delivered by power point and gives step by step examples with hand out instructions of how to proceed with an art and craft project . The projects are aimed at children with vision impairment , ASD , fine motor skill difficulties as well as hand eye co ordination issues , spacial awareness problems , sensory issues , and other SENs .You will be encouraged to discuss ideas for projects with others in your group . The course is also suitable for educators working with children with SENs.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College to deliver Adult Education in the community.

Course aim

The course provides the skills for parents to carry out creative projects with children with SENs at home to support their well being and learning.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the needs of your child and others with group discussion.
  • Identify specific creative processes which can be used to support your childs learning and how this could be extended.
  • Identify a project which you can develop which will cater for the needs of your child , modelling them from a template of suggestions.
  • Concider ways you can modify an artistic project ion order differentiate it for the needs a of a SEN child.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • You might like to bring along craft books or ideas for discussion

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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How to Use Creative Activities to support SEN children


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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