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