HANDLE® level 3 Screener Course

This course is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the practice and theory of the HANDLE approach, giving you a professional certification to help people with their learning.

The fourteen month course begins with three separate five day modules of residential training and is followed by seven months of distance learning. You will be taught to use the HANDLE Screening Tool with people age five and over who want to address difficulties with academic learning, socialising, behaviour or attention. Building on your learning from HANDLE Levels 1 and 2, you will further your knowledge of the processes of learning, both in yourself and others, become able to identify underlying neurodevelopmental issues that affect how we function, and learn to share this understanding with other people. You will learn to devise and teach individualised programmes of HANDLE Activities and make recommendations designed to help people achieve their goals with more ease and enjoyment.

The HANDLE Screening is a brief practical evaluation developed by Judith Bluestone to discover neurodevelopmental obstacles that interfere with learning for people aged five and upwards with mild difficulties. It is ideal for evaluating individuals or a group in a short period of time.

The course is taught by Sean Williams, Europe's only Level 4 HANDLE Instructor, Assistant Regional Education Director for The HANDLE Institute® and HANDLE Practitioner since 2001. 

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I have found this course to be a life changing experience for me- in terms of the start of an exciting new career path and also in terms of my own self-awareness. I wanted to soak up every minute of it- the course has been so rich in information... Amazing team, very lucky!!! Thank you
— Nicky Towers, Teacher and Son-Rise volunteer, Screener student 2014
I am looking at the world and everyone in it very differently now! Sean was an excellent trainer; engaging, informed, entertaining, enthusiastic, understanding and great at managing everyone. I enjoyed learning about the scientific background info and feel prepared to launch!
— Rachel Meaney, Parent and teacher, Screener student 2014
I love this way of learning- exploring, making us think and not learning facts only from manuals. Sharing experiences with each other and finding solutions together with just enough amount of Supervisors’ pushing us in the right direction, but still making us think and bring consciousness by ourselves- priceless. At every point we knew where we’re supposed to be, what we’re supposed to do and had all the perfectly organised tools to do it.
— Maja Oreški Bradarić, Teacher, Screener student 2015