‘An introduction to multi-sensory learning’
Developed by Hirstwood Training , this is invaluable for any Teacher or Teaching Assistant wishing to deepen their understanding of how sensory learning works for children with SEND.
It is beautifully designed with video and auditory commentary; the text offers useful insights and summaries, all in ‘bite size’ chunks.
www.hirstwood.com – launched this month by Richard and Lois Hirstwood, whose commitment and boundless energy has driven innovation in the field of SEND for over 25 years.
Born too early; a Father’s journey with his prematurely born son.
Ross McGill of Teacher Toolkit has a really high profile in the world of Education. The Guardian dubbed him “Britain’s most influential teaching expert”
But he is also the father of a little boy born at 28 weeks gestation. His blogs give some valuable insights.
It is always worth reminding ourselves that there are between 2 – 4 children born prematurely in every Primary classroom ; (many more in Special Schools).Is that your classroom
And please remember it is not just about the child; we need to acknowledge the ‘premature arrival of parenthood’, and all of the pain, anguish and anxiety they experience.
To you the parent may be unduly concerned and overbearing about their, but in reality the trauma of those birth experiences have never left them. They are a ‘confident champion’ for their child,
This article published in the “Sunday Times” (2/02/20), has a focus on the abilities of girls with Autism, and the talents they can offer to Society. Through case study examples taken from Limpsfied Grange School, Surrey, and some insightful quotes from the Headteacher, Sarah Wild, the journey made by these girls is illuminated.
The guidance describes the formative and summative assessment of children as “not engaged in subject specific learning”. It will be statutory assessment in schools for those children and young people.
From this solid evidence based, a pedagogy evolved through systematic research across UK schools, and a series of International trials , which created the Engagement Framework for Learning, ( www,engagement4learning.com) This includes the ‘Engagement Profile’ which aids baseline assessment, and gives insight into the learning pathways of the child with Complex Needs. The Engagement Profile is a classroom based planning tool which links to formative assessment . Both are compatible, and indeed inform , the summative assessment opportunities of the new Engagement Model.
The Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People is now officially launched.
This is a combined launch with the updated Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability.
The link to the download page for both frameworks is here: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/learningdisabilityandautismframeworks
“As a children’s story about premature birth, it is unique internationally. Parents of premature babies frequently told me that they did not have a good, or a special story to share with their growing children about their early birth. So, we decided to create a beautiful picture book that would help parents support children born as ‘earlybirds’ to make sense of their early experience,”