“Earlybird” Book – The Experience of Premature Birth

“Earlybird”  – the first book worldwide for parents and children to explore together the experience of premature birth.

Written by Dr Patricia Champion, MBE , Founder of the Champion Early Intervention Centre , in Christchurch , New Zealand , and an international expert in the field of prematurity.

“All the joys and worries of a prematurely born baby are tenderly and openly addressed in this lovely story as Mum, Dad and Pip welcome little Peri into their nest. This book will be calming and centering resource for families to read with their children following their time in NICU and long after as they continue to embrace their newest family member”.
Professor Linda Gilkerson, PhD. Erikson Institute USA.

The book is available internationally and can be purchased online at: http://www.championfoundation.co.nz

Click the below to download and view the Earlybird information sheet.

Earlybird snippet - download link

Evidencing Engagement: Developing an Evidence Gathering App for Observing Engagement in Early Childhood Settings

Barry Carpenter PhD, Hannah Picken, BA , Jill Wellings BEd, Alan Wood, BSc. (United Kingdom)

This paper was presented to the ISEI Conference in Sydney June, 2019.

Powerpoint (Converted to PDF) - Click the pdf icon below, to download and open.

PDF Download Icon - Link

 

 

Autism Core Capabilities Framework

Health Education England has funded the development of a new autism core capabilities framework for health and care staff, and staff in organisations with public facing responsibilities. The framework will span all ages.

To register for more information, go to the link below:

http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/services/item/714-autism-core-capabilities-framework

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