This article outline a research project that investigated ways of personalising learning for children with complex learning difficulties and disabilities found that engagement was critical to effective learning.
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The UK’s First Conference on the Education of the Premature-born Child on 31st January 2013, buy the SSAT. The report can be viewed below.
SSAT newsletter – prematurity conference
The debate around children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders has been further fuelled by this channel 4 programme. The need to get this information out to schools , to enable teachers to take appropriate action in their teaching remains critical.
People often ask ” what were the main trends you saw in children with Complex Needs through your research?’ This Executive Summary may offer some useful signposts.
CLDD research project (Final) Exec sum+
For a recent international review of the book, “Educating Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders ” please go to page 9 of the Newsletter below from the New Zealand Educational Administration and Leadership Society .
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Teachers are not aware that there are as many as 4 children born prematurely in every classroom. These children are often ‘ wired differently’. Their profiles of learning can be quite different. They can attain and achieve , but the routes for getting there may be different from those traditionally used by teachers .
Two new articles have highlighted this issue and the challenges for the teaching profession.
On 31st January 2013 at the Institute of Education in London, there will be a national conference to focus on this issue.
Please think of coming along.
NOFAS-UK is pleased to announce the release of the eighth issue of the FETAL ALCOHOL FORUM with the latest FASD research and articles from a range of experts in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. It includes an educational article by Barry Carpenter, with specific reference to the work of Carolyn Blackburn ( currently a researcher at Birmingham City University,) some of which can be found on the NOFAS-UK website. Early Years practitioners would really find Carolyn’s study, “Building Bridges to Understanding” enormously valuable.
An interview with Professor Barry Carpenter about FASD has recently been published in the Secondary Education Journal Sec Ed. The article can be viewed online here