I have just acted as Director for the TDA funded Project which has developed extensive training materials for teachers of children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities.
Teachers in Early Years are often the first to identify complex needs in young children . This article describes a recent research project which looked at teaching strategies to help teachers in this sector, in particular through the newly devised Engagement Profile.
Positive Path International is hosting an international conference presenting the latest information in Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (CLDD).
This conference is relevant for all Educators, Therapists, Psychologists, Parents, Health Professionals, Social/Human Services and anyone with an interest in students with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders area recently identified phenomena in British schools, as they are in other developed countries. This article describes a small scale piece of research , undertaken at the University of Oxford, which make a preliminary attempt to unpick some of the teaching strategies that may be effective with this educationally challenging group of children and young people.
Teachers are increasingly reporting that ‘ the children are different”. They observe that the children they teach are not as they were in the past. This article discusses the changing pattern of special educational needs.
New generation children in our classrooms requires New generation pedagogy. This article describes the results of a national school based research project using the tenet of Engagement as the foundation for that new generation of teaching practices.
Schools are clearly recognising changes in the population of children. The Green Paper on Special Educational Needs, “Support and Aspiration”, from the Government has documented this too.
At the SSAT National Conference in Birmingham in 2011 I posited the challenge , “Changing Children – Changing Schools ? They have – have we?”