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Launch of the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People
The Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People is now officially launched.
This is a combined launch with the updated Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability.
The link to the download page for both frameworks is here: www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/learningdisabilityandautismframeworks
Resources for Social, Emotional and Mental Health in Schools
Books Beyond Words are currently running a National research project – Open Book – looking at how these innovative , wordless books can offer real life opportunities to tackle complex emotional issues with young people with learning disabilities and Autism.
Phase 1 of the Project has produced very positive evidence based outcomes , using whole group approaches. Phase 2 begins in September 2019 , and looks specifically at how the books can provide interventions to individual students , to promote positive mental health .
The Project is been directed by Professor Barry Carpenter ; the Research Fellow for the Project is Jo Egerton – email@example.com
A selection of the books being used in phase 1 and 2 of the Open Book project , are show on the flyer below .
The information being collated is giving new insights as to the applicability of wordless books to aid development of young people with LD, in all sorts of contexts . Recently the Books Beyond Words Founder, Sheila, the Baroness Hollins , commented on the links with Theory of Mind : –
“Stories in pictures can help people who are visually literate to explore and explain their own beliefs, feelings, knowledge and intentions, and to accept that other people may have beliefs, feelings, knowledge and intentions that are different to their own. In other words, situations explained in pictures can help to develop what is often called ‘theory of mind’ .”
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Guardian Interview with Baroness Sheila Holllins discussing the use of wordless books for people with Learning Disabilities
Newspaper article following a Public Lecture in Auckland
Newspaper article following a Public Lecture in Auckland, New Zealand, (May 2018) by Professor Carpenter.
New picture books about work and volunteering will raise aspirations
Four new books, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions, have been produced by Books Beyond Words. They were warmly received at a Reception to Launch the Books in the House of Lords on 30th April. Baroness Sheila Hollins, Founder of Books Beyond Words, explained the background to the Project, and the process of developing the four books in tandem.
Professor Barry Carpenter, who co – authored with Dr Roger Banks, the book “Choosing my First Job”, spoke at the Launch about the challenge of Transition for young people with Learning Disabilities, and the potential of the books to reduce anxiety, and explain more clearly the rich array of post school opportunities.
For further information about the event, and details about where the books can be obtained from, follow the link below.
New Book in the ‘Books Beyond Words’ series
‘Belonging’ deals with issues of Loneliness for people with Learning Disabilities.
New Module on Educational Inclusion in Europe
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).
Supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
2018 ASEPA National Conference
For more information: http://www.asepaconference.com.au/keynotes.php
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