University of Edinburgh

Literacy Instruction: making the same different/making different by doing the same

Presented on Tuesday, 11th September 2018


This 'hands on' session provided participants with skills, activities and assessments to use the next day. This course focused on two key aspects, Literacy and Differentiated instruction.

Literacy is a constant interaction between auditory and visual processing that connects all forms of information to make language understood. This session presented strategies to simultaneously address receptive and expressive skill growth and promote literacy for all levels.

Differentiated Instruction uses assessment and research based teaching techniques to address specific individual needs. This session provided specific diagnostic instruction techniques to maximise instruction for all levels of students. By using these strategies, instruction can be differentiated to meet each student's unique needs and to recognise diverse levels of expertise and experience.

Participants said:

"I am leaving with lots of ideas and information which I can use to inform learning and teaching with my target pupil but really all pupils."

"Thoroughly enjoyable day - excellent!"

Target Audience

Teachers of the Deaf, mainstream teachers, speech and language therapists.


Lynne H Price, NBCT


9.30 am Registration and Networking
10 am Welcome and introduction Meriel Sweetnam, SSC CPD Co-ordinator, HI
10.05 am Literacy and Differentiated Instruction: overview Lynne Price
11.15 am Literacy Strategies for children who are deaf or hard of hearing
12.45 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Making Different the Same and Making the Same Different & How to Individualise Instruction
3.30 pm Questions, Course Summary and Evaluation