Encouraging literacy in children with SEN

After all the debate and politically driven ideology about teaching reading only via Phonics , this article reminds us powerfully why we teach reading , and how holistic approaches are probably more successful with children with SEND.

A child’s first experiences with books and stories, paper and crayons build the foundation for language, reading and writing.

“Teaching language and literacy via the use of books demands the highest quality teaching. This in turn requires knowledge, insight and curiosity about how children learn and develop alongside their unique interests and needs,” writes Kathryn Solly. Kathryn explains how children with SEN can become inspired about books and reading.

https://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/articles/inspiring-reading?source=pal178

Valuing the views of children with a learning disability

Engaging with children and young people with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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Valuing the views of children with a learning disability

New Module on Educational Inclusion in Europe

This new module, resulting from the pan European Erasmus Project, examined inclusive practice for children with Complex Needs across 8 European Countries. The Project used the training materials developed as a result of the DfE funded Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project, (Carpenter et al , 2012/ 2015) , to promote understanding and knowledge transfer around children’s Complex Needs . The goal was that this would impact on practice and increase opportunities for Inclusion.

Written by Jo Egerton, Senior Research Fellow for the ITIDE Project , based at Leeds Beckett University (and formerly Research Officer for the CLDD Project) this new module is designed to add fresh information to the suite of Complex Needs modules . This module is designed be used introduction to inclusion in education. It can be studied alone or as a gateway to the Complex Needs modules (www.complexneeds.org.uk).

http://inclusioneurope.wikispaces.com/

Girls & Autism (Forthcoming Book for 2018)

Girls and Autism

Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe and Jo Egerton.

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Enabling Access; Effective Teaching and Learning for Pupils with Learning Difficulties (3rd Ed)

Publishers, Routledge , have launched a 3rd Edition of Enabling Access; Effective Teaching and Learning for Pupils with Learning Difficulties, to mark the seminal contribution of the book to the debate around the curricular needs of children and young people with learning difficulties.

Edited by Barry Carpenter, Rob Ashdown and Keith Bovair the book will appear in the Routledge Education Classic Edition series.

https://www.routledge.com/Enabling-Access-Effective-Teaching-and-Learning-for-Pupils-with-Learning/Carpenter-Ashdown-Bovair/p/book/9781138297159

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Mental Health Article – Inquiring Minds

Jo Egerton, Schools Research Consultant, and Bev Cockbill, Training Co-ordinator and Structured Teaching Practitioner in complex learning needs, Chadsgrove Teaching School, Bromsgrove, write about the use of mental wealth journals for pupils with additonal needs.

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Supporting teachers’ well-being in the context of schools for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

‘Supporting teachers’ well-being in the context of schools for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties’

Tina Rae, Naina Cowell & Louise Field
Pages 200-218 | Published online: 30 May 2017

Check out this useful article looking at Teacher well-being . Timely in the context of whole school developments around Positive Mental Health and Emotional Well Being for children and young people.

http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/GQUIJSFAyqR2gh5yhTGj/full