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JUNE 2 UNDERSTANDING AND IDENTIFYING DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS JUNE 22 MANAGING DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM Organised for professionals by International Psychology Services at University College Cork and University College Dublin respectively. Speakers include Jenny Lyon, senior educational psychologist and honorary research fellow at Sussex University. Conditions such as attention deficithyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia and the autistic continuum will be discussed. Fee: pound;110 (includes training pack). Details: Linda Whelan on 01273 832181.

JUNE 17 CITIZENSHIP AND THE SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM JUNE 21 MANAGING AN EFFECTIVE PSHE CURRICULUM Organised by and held at Didsbury School of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Speakers at the first include Professor Bernard Crick, chair, advisory group on education for citizenship. Fee: pound;90. The second will identify key issues from the Government advisory committee report into requirements for teaching personal, social and health education. Details: 0161 247 20136425.

JUNE 18 EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DIFFICULTIES: PROMOTING INCLUSION AT KS1-2 Organised by Liverpool John Moores University at The Village Hotel, Whiston, Merseyside, to examine two initiatives, ('nurture groups' and 'the quiet place'). Speakers include: Marion Bennathan, co-author of Effective Intervention in Primary Schools: Nurture Groups. Fee: pound;75. Details on 0151 231 5261.

JUNE 19 WORKING TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN Organised by World Organisation for Childhood Education at Aylesbury College, Buckinghamshire. Speakers include: Eva Lloyd, chief executive, National Early Years Network, and Ann McPhee, head of early years development unit, Buckinghamshire. Fee: pound;7.50, pound;5 members and students. Creche available. Details: Mrs G O'Connell on 01296 588588.

* The National Year of Reading website: www.yearofreading.org.uk

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