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

Autism in Girls: Call To Action updated and relaunched

At nasen live in Birmingham in July , Professor Barry Carpenter , Chair of the National Working Group on Autism in Girls, ( supported by the NAHT) relaunched the Call to Action, as part of his keynote address. This can be downloaded free below.
 
It has also been announced that a new book ‘ Understanding Autism in Girls (Routledge) will be published late 2018 . The book will feature chapter contributions by members of the National Working Group , and will be edited by Professor Carpenter with Professor Francesca Happe, and Jo Egerton.
GIRLS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM: THE BIG SHOUT!

Neuroscience & Teachers

Increasingly teachers are wanting to increase their understanding of brain functioning in children , and how it enhances our understanding of the learning process.

There is an excellent listing of online resources about neuroscience and the brain on the BNA website:

https://www.bna.org.uk/about-neuroscience/online-resources/

 

Inquiring Minds: Adapting mental wealth journals for pupils with additional needs

This beautifully crafted article by Jo Egerton and Bev Cockbill describes a school based inquiry, generating an evidence base, from which professional judgements can be made about the effectiveness of emotional well being journals as a resource for promoting positive mental health is children with SEND.

It is timely as it addresses practical approaches to Mental Heath in schools, but also demonstrates the power of classroom-based inquiry as a key approach to professional learning for teachers and teaching assistants.

Link Below:

https://www.butterflyprint.co.uk/inquiring-minds/

 

The ‘Parents of Girls with Autism’ online community

The ‘Parents of Girls with Autism’ online community has now been approved and can be found here http://network.autism.org.uk/group/parents-girls-autism

The community is aimed at parents, however it also welcomes women with autism and professionals with an interest in the subject.

Please register through the weblink above to join.

Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury or ABI, is often a misunderstood source of special needs/ disability in Children.
Post brain trauma children can often be left with dyslexia, ADHD or learning disabilities.
The Child Brain Injury Trust offers a range of factsheets, workshops and webinars to support schools and teachers.
These can be found on www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk

Chair of the Rochford Review Endorses Complex Needs Book

Diane Rochford, the Chair of the Government’s Review on Assessment for children with SEND, has endorsed the popular book:

“Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities:A resource book for teachers and teaching assistants, (Routledge)”

“In the light of Government reforms in the assessment of children with SEND this is extremely timely. The book is profoundly significant in that it does what teaching was meant for and that is to place the child at the heart of learning”

– Diane Rochford

Acknowledging that the book is being widely used by Teachers and others in a variety of settings , the publishers are offering a 20% discount for a limited period. (see below):

This book is available to purchase direct from Routledge:

https://www.routledge.com/Engaging-Learners-with-Complex-Learning-Difficulties-and-Disabilities/Carpenter-Egerton-Cockbill-Bloom-Fotheringham-Rawson-Thistlethwaite/p/book/9780415812740

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Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities
Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. A resource book for teachers and teaching
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