A Handbook, set up and written under the PRETTi project , to help the primary teacher

A Handbook, set up and written under the PRETTi project

Seven partner organizations from Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Spain united their efforts to create an innovative product in support of primary school teachers. The outcome was created under the PRETTi project, funded by the Erasmus + program. Project Coordinator is the National Association of Resource Teachers (NART) in Bulgaria and partners are RAABE Bulgaria, “Vassil Kanchov” Secondary School (Vratsa), University of Bucharest, University of Cordoba, VÚDPaP - Research Institute of Pediatric Psychology and Pathophysiology of Slovakia, Dubova Primary School (Bratislava).

The PRETTi Handbook provides primary teachers with theoretical and practical guidance needed to identify the main learning difficulties in primary school education, practical exercises and guidance on how to conduct classroom activities, interacting with parents, resource teachers and specialists working with special educational needs (SEN students).

The handbook can be used as a training material for professionals, working in the education field or as a useful resource for primary school teachers in their day-to-day work, as it offers practical information to help them teach in a real inclusive class.

The structure of the Handbook allows it to be used in its entirety or in parts.

The separate sections of the Handbook are dedicated to individual learning difficulties – communication skills disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, hyperactivity and attention deficit, emotional, behavioral or social difficulties.

Each section of the Handbook contains a theoretical part by which the teachers will be able to increase their theoretical knowledge of the specific learning disability, which is a prerequisite for the successful inclusion and improvement of the achievements of children with SEN. Аfter the theoretical part  there is a description of the manifestations - potential signs that could signal teachers that the child should be targeted for an expert judgment. The practical part of each section includes tips and recommendations for activities that are relevant to working with an inclusive class.

The content of the Handbook is available on the project website in 5 different languages.