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Nick Manthei

Nick Manthei

Oxford University Press

12:15 - 13:00

How to support children with special educational needs in the primary classroom

TARGET AGE GROUP: Primary School

14:30 - 15:15

Concurrent Sessions


Teachers are often worried that they have not had the training to teach and support atypical children in the best way. Although it is perfectly usual to have these worries, it is important to understand that most approaches which help children with special education needs (SEN) are simply good teaching strategies, and you probably know many of them already. You do not need to develop a whole new way of teaching to include children with SENs, but you might need to apply your strategies more consistently and consciously. In this presentation we will discuss these best practices, your role as a teacher and the myth of the difficult parents of these children.


Nick Manthei is a member of the global Oxford University Press ELT professional development team. He is most visible when delivering training to schools, but also does many behind-the-scenes activities related to the job such as designing professional development programs for larger schools, creating bite-sized online professional development modules and finding effective ways for teachers to support their never-ending education. His workshops tend to be hands-on and uses his many years of experience working in Turkish and Korean schools to give practical examples of how to deliver great lessons. In addition to his work with Oxford University Press he is also a full-time father and lives in the beautiful city of Izmir.