Review of Collaborative Approaches to Learning for Pupils with PDA: strategies for education professionals

Collaborative Approaches to learning for pupils with PDA book flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Review Collaborative Approaches to Learning for Pupils with PDA Oct 18 – click to open & view (word.doc – will download separately)

Complex Learning Disabilities and Difficulties (CLDD) Briefing Sheets

These are the briefing sheets on the neurodiverse conditions – Complex Needs-  the DfE funded CLDD Project, (directed by Professor Barry Carpenter), originally compiled.

These are available to download free of charge. There are three sheets in each set, for each Complex Need, (e.g. FASD, Attachment, Prematurity etc)

They are particularly valuable for Teaching Assistants, NQTs, and for Teachers encountering a particular type of Special Need for the first time. They contain essential information, some teaching ideas, and signposts for finding out further information.

These briefing sheets were originally hosted on an SSAT website which has recently been taken down, but teachers are still asking for the sheets, which is why they are being made available.

1. FASD

1a FASD | Classroom Support Sheet

1b FASD | Briefing Sheet

1c FASD | Information Sheet

2. Attachment Disorder

2a Attachment Disorder | Classroom Support Sheet

2b Attachment Disorder | Briefing Sheet

2c Attachment Disorder | Information Sheet

3. Premature Birth

3a Premature Birth | Briefing Sheet

3b Premature Birth | Classroom Support Sheet

3c Premature Birth | Information Sheet

4. Rare Chromosome Disorder

4a Rare Chromosome Disorder | Classroom Support Sheet

4b Rare Chromosome Disorder | Briefing Sheet

4c Rare Chromosome Disorder | Information Sheet

5. ADHD

5a ADHD | Classroom Support Sheet

5b ADHD | Briefing Sheet

5c ADHD | Information Sheet

6. Mental Health

6a Mental Health | Classroom Support Sheet

6b Mental Health | Briefing Sheet

6c Mental Health | Information Sheet

7. Sensory Impairment

7a Sensory | Classroom Support Sheet

7b Sensory | Briefing Sheet

7c Sensory | Information Sheet

8. Fragile X

8a Fragile X | Classroom Support Sheet

8b Fragile X | Briefing Sheet

8c Fragile X | Information Sheet

9. Autism

9a Autism | Classroom Support Sheet

9b Autism | Briefing Sheet

9c Autism | Information Sheet

10. Effects of Drug Use & Smoking During Pregnancy

10a Drugs & Smoking | Briefing Sheet

10b Drugs & Smoking | Classroom Support Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autism and Girls

The Article below appeared in the Guardian (15th September 2018), giving new evidence and insight into the female presentation of Autism.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/14/thousands-of-autistic-girls-and-women-going-undiagnosed-due-to-gender-bias

The article is based on an interview with Professor Francesca Happe, who is co – Editor of a forthcoming book on Autism and Girls, (details below)

Autism And Girls Book Flyer

Girls and Autism (Book Update)

Latest Update on Forthcoming Book ‘Girls and Autism’

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

The book is now scheduled for launch on World Autism Day 2019 – 2nd April 2019.

See the flyer below for a chapter update & to view the full flyer.

Details of the Conference etc to follow shortly.

Girls & Autism Book Flyer

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

Forthcoming courses on Mental Health and Emotional Well Being with Professor Barry Carpenter and Dr Rona Tutt.

http://www.naht.org.uk/welcome/naht-events/courses-list/developing-your-schools-mental-health-provision/

Valuing the views of children with a learning disability

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

Click cover image below to open and view article in full.

Valuing the views of children with a learning disability