In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Jane Crawford and Helen Cottell from the West Sussex County Council Autism and Social Communication Team. They have recently put together an evidence based guide to anxiety in autism with Sebastian Gaigg from the Autism Research Group at City University of London.
In this episode, myself and experienced early years, special needs teacher Haia Ironside, discuss important themes to consider in autism early intervention.
My article ‘Creating autism-inclusive classrooms’ has been published in the Sept – Oct 19 edition of SEN Magazine.
It is very important to thoroughly prepare autistic children for a change to a new class or school. One way of doing this is to make a photo transition book that they can look at or read at home and at school. Going to a new class or new school Read more…
I share success stories of experiences where visual resources have had a big impact on autistic children’s understanding and this has helped with their communication, independence and learning.
Richard Semmens discusses the impact of the special interest group ‘The Engine Shed’ on the community and the importance of using special interests in engaging children and young people with autism.
Here is some advice on understanding, interacting with and playing with your child with autism, from my experience of being a teacher for children with autism and complex needs. Always show or model to the child what you want him/her to do, when you ask them to do something Read more…
Steph and experienced teacher, Adem Cetindemar discuss emotional regulation development and strategies for children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties.
#1: Inclusive teaching and support strategies (that will not just benefit autistic children, but all children!)
I discuss important practical strategies to implement when teaching autistic children. These strategies will also have a positive impact on all children.
I am so excited to announce some exciting news! I have changed the name of the consultancy service and website from ‘ASD Teacher’ to ‘Autism Spectrum Teacher’. The main reason is due to myself feeling disconnected with the term ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) because of the word disorder. The word Read more…