Visual Supports

Many children with SEND have dominant learning pathways which are right hemisphere based, and therefore visual (as opposed to auditory-vocal) modalities are the most successful routes to learning.

These new Guidelines on Visual Supports, (from the South Australia Education Department) may offer some useful insights to Teachers and Teaching Assistants new to this approach.

What would you say to your 13 year-old-self about pain? Thoughts around Self Harm from the Charity, Nip in the Bud

What would you say to your 13 year-old-self about pain?Thoughts around Self Harm from the Charity , Nip in the Bud . (info.nipinthebud@gmail.com)


https://nipinthebud.org/about-us/

Designing New Learning Spaces for Children with Autism and Complex Needs

Some years ago I worked with a brilliant Architect, Christopher Beaver, to create new learning spaces for children with Autism and Complex Needs.
The information I used drew on two PhD’s I had been involved with, namely those of Dr Diana Pauli and Dr Tamara Brookes.

Linked below are a series of articles that reflect those discussions, deliberations and developments. These may be helpful in the context of the current expansion of specialist provision

To download these articles, please visit the below website link and click the blue ‘Download’ button.

https://app.box.com/s/2dl0ggl3zdtflgkcjbd4gje7ylmds4pp

Guardian Interview with Baroness Sheila Holllins discussing the use of wordless books for people with Learning Disabilities

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/04/sheila-hollins-learning-disability-care

Girls and Autism – BBC Radio London

Girls and Autism
Education, Family and Personal Perspectives
Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton

Hear the lively interview on Carrie and David Grant, BBC Radio London Breakfast interview on Saturday 16th March, 2019 (Interview slot commences 43 mins, 18 seconds in). They discuss the issue of lack of an Autism diagnosis in Girls, with book co -.editor , Professor Francesca Happe, and contributor, Sarah- Jane Critchley.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072269v