Tag: Learning Disabilities
Vacancy: Project Manager – social & emotional mental health in schools
Beyond Words has an important role to play in the introduction of the proposed social and emotional mental health framework in schools next year. In order to prepare the way we are undertaking a research project in 21 Special Schools in the North, Midlands and South-East of England. We plan to assess how Beyond Words’ books and other visual materials can help children and teachers to address many of the issues raised in the recent Government Green Paper.
If you are a qualified teacher and you have recently left the profession or you are looking for a fresh challenge we would like to hear from you. Beyond Words is based in Central London but this role, which could be 2-3 days per week, would also involve travel to the partner schools.
If you are interested please forward your CV and letter of introduction to our Chief Executive Nick at: email@example.com
Valuing the views of children with a learning disability
Supporting people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
Book Clubs for people with Learning Disabilities
Using the ‘wordless’ Books Beyond Words, (BBW), has given a new lease of life to Katie Carpenter, (a young woman with Down’s syndrome) who runs her own Book Club every month for her friends , and now works as a volunteer Book Club Leader in a new 19-25 educational provision for young adults with Learning Disabilities.
Here her Father, Barry Carpenter, describes the impact on Katie’s life, in terms of her daily functioning, friendships and releasing her leadership capacity.
More information about the Books Beyond Words series can be obtained from www.booksbeyondwords.co.uk
‘Leading Learning 4 All’
This is a new Australian website to support inclusion of students with special needs and disabilities in all settings .
It has some useful information for UK teachers too!
Link below: *updated
Bridging the Gap: Successful transitions from school to adult life
Where: City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA 10:00 – 15:00 Thursday 11th May 2017
Price: £30 per person (including lunch)
Engagement – From Principles to Practice
Mental Health; the use of ‘Books Beyond Words’ for promoting Emotional Well Being in children with Learning Disabilities
Understanding, Emotions and Books Beyond Words: A neuroscience perspective
These companion articles from the SEND journal , written by Barry Carpenter, Jo Egerton and Stas’ Samagala, are relevant to schools and settings in this time of evolving educational approaches and interventions to support children and young people’s mental health and emotional well being. As the title suggests current thinking for neuroscience is applied to the rich range of narrative based resources in the ‘Beyond Words’ series of books and on line materials.
Click the thumbnails below to open each article.