Engaging with children and young people with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities.
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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
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
Where: City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA 10:00 – 15:00 Thursday 11th May 2017
Price: £30 per person (including lunch)
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.
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During a school Inspection Ofsed will look a 3 i’s – issue ,intervention and impact.
To look at the quality and creativity of interventions for and with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities , this will not rule resect the scope of teaching and learning , or the range of progress.
The attached short article , published in SEND magazine, looks at the 5 i’s of issue, inquiry, intervention, innovation and impact.
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