Zafer Elcik is the Co Founder of the Otsimo app, which has over 100 educational games created specifically with the needs of autistic learners in mind. It was great to speak to Zafer as my special guest in this episode of the podcast, and hear about the story of Otsimo! Read more…
In this episode of the podcast, it was a pleasure to speak with Jenny McLaughlan, the founder of Chewigem, a support community for different sensory needs. Chewigem have designed and created a range of chewing, fidget and sensory aids for children and adults. Hear some great success stories!
Total Communication is using all the different types of communication, speech, body language, tone of voice, Makaton sign, symbols, pictures, objects all to enhance communication. This is really important for those with learning disabilities, to support communication. In this episode, I discuss and pose questions about enhancing the environment both at school and home through adapting our environment, our teaching approach and resources.
Angela Charalambous, a reading specialist from the Workshop Reading Centre in Johannesburg discusses strategies to support a child to enjoy reading and feel more confident.
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.