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#12 AST updates and neurodiversity autism spectrum teacher podcast

#12 AST updates and neurodiversity

The pandemic has had a challenging impact on us all. I have needed to pivot to ensure the security of the podcast and other projects I run as Autism Spectrum Teacher.
This is the first of a mini-series introducing the new online courses offering you in-depth knowledge and practical skills that you can apply straight away. The first one is ‘Understanding Autism and Learning’.

#11 Ideas to help children through the current COVID-19 crisis autism spectrum teacher podcast

#11 Ideas to help children at home during the COVID-19 crisis

This is a live recording from a Facebook Live I hosted this week. It took place in a group aimed at general support through the Covid-19 Crisis, in the island of Jersey, where I am from. I took this opportunity to talk to parents and carers about potential strategies that could be helpful for families with children with special needs, when spending all day at home. I also answered questions that came up during the …

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#10 Learning through technology with Zafer Elcik Co-Founder of Otsimo

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! Zafer works alongside educators, speech and language therapists and families to develop educational games aimed at learning different concepts, as well as a free open …

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Editable photo transition book to prepare autistic children for change

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 is a big change for any child! Careful planning of big transitions and gradual preparation can ensure a child is well prepared and familiar with …