The importance of sensory play

If there’s one thing in common about young children, it’s their ability to make a mess! Children learn best through direct experiences – exploring the world around them with their whole being. They stare, grab, smell, listen, rub, or lick unfamiliar objects, using all their senses to collect data that will be wired permanently into their memory.
If a child’s environment is too sterile or limited, they are deprived of this rich learning. What can parents and teachers do to offer diverse sensory experiences without becoming completely overwhelmed by the inevitable mess? Read this.

Girls & Autism Book Review by Dr Wenn Lawson

The internationally renowned, Dr Wenn Lawson, praises the new Girls and Autism book.

 

“This book clearly and authentically highlights the differences and difficulties autistic girls live with. Therefore, there is no longer any excuse for them to suffer [cont..]
I highly recommend this book with its easy access style for reading and its honesty on all counts.”
Read the full review, click the thumbnail image below to download and view.

Girls & Autism Book Review - Word Doc Download link

Supporting Girls with Autism through PE and Sport

A new article by Victoria Wells. National Manager, Youth Sports Trust, identifies some useful strategies for enabling participation in PE and Sport by Girls with Autism, with many benefits.

This work is being further extended by the YST.

Click the thumbnail cover below to open, and read the article in full.

SUPPORTING GIRLS WITH AUTISM THROUGH PE AND SCHOOL SPORT ARTICLE

Girls and Autism book is launched in London

On 2nd April, to a packed audience this groundbreaking new book was launched in London. The pages of the book came to life with workshops from each of the contributors, gathered together in the photograph below.

Sheila, the Baroness Hollins, welcomed the book, saying it held promise and opportunity for so many girls and their families.

Girls from Limpsfield Grange School spoke of their experiences of the education system.

The Hollyoaks actress, Talia Grant, and Drama and Art student Grace Dolan , both talked openly of their struggles with mental health, and the lack of acknowledgement of their female presentation of Autism. Both were accompanied to the stage by their Mothers, Carrie Grant ( Broadcaster and Vocal Coach), and Sophie Walker, (Co Founder of the Women’s Equality Party)

From London the book will travel over the coming months for Launch Events in Belfast, Oslo, Barcelona, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland , New Zealand, New York and Dubai.

NAHT Conference 2019 Girls & Autism Book

You can purchase the book via Routledge, the publishers website.

Link Below:

https://www.routledge.com/Girls-and-Autism-Educational-Family-and-Personal-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Carpenter-Happe-Egerton-Hollins/p/book/9780815377269

Girls and Autism – BBC Radio London

Girls and Autism
Education, Family and Personal Perspectives
Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton

Hear the lively interview on Carrie and David Grant, BBC Radio London Breakfast interview on Saturday 16th March, 2019 (Interview slot commences 43 mins, 18 seconds in). They discuss the issue of lack of an Autism diagnosis in Girls, with book co -.editor , Professor Francesca Happe, and contributor, Sarah- Jane Critchley.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072269v

ISEI 2019 Conference Sydney, Australia – Focus Autism

25 – 28 June 2019 | International Convention Centre Sydney, Australia

Full details available via the below link:

http://www.dcconferences.com.au/isei2019/Home

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