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After all the debate and politically driven ideology about teaching reading only via Phonics , this article reminds us powerfully why we teach reading , and how holistic approaches are probably more successful with children with SEND.
A child’s first experiences with books and stories, paper and crayons build the foundation for language, reading and writing.
“Teaching language and literacy via the use of books demands the highest quality teaching. This in turn requires knowledge, insight and curiosity about how children learn and develop alongside their unique interests and needs,” writes Kathryn Solly. Kathryn explains how children with SEN can become inspired about books and reading.
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Jo Egerton, Schools Research Consultant, and Bev Cockbill, Training Co-ordinator and Structured Teaching Practitioner in complex learning needs, Chadsgrove Teaching School, Bromsgrove, write about the use of mental wealth journals for pupils with additonal needs.
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Saturday 14th October 2017 – 9:30 – 15:30
Oxford Brookes, Harcourt Hill Campus, OX2 9AT
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)
Diane Rochford, the Chair of the Government’s Review on Assessment for children with SEND, has endorsed the popular book:
“Engaging Learners with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities:A resource book for teachers and teaching assistants, (Routledge)”
“In the light of Government reforms in the assessment of children with SEND this is extremely timely. The book is profoundly significant in that it does what teaching was meant for and that is to place the child at the heart of learning”
– Diane Rochford
Acknowledging that the book is being widely used by Teachers and others in a variety of settings , the publishers are offering a 20% discount for a limited period. (see below):
This book is available to purchase direct from Routledge:
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