Each child with a diagnosis of autism will have varying abilities with language and communication. If you know more than one autistic child, you will know that their communication and language abilities will be very different. It is important to understand the difference between expressive and receptive communication skills, because Read more…
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’.
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 Read more…
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!
In this episode, I discuss and pose questions about enhancing opportunities for communication and interaction of those with autism and complex needs. This is through adapting the environment, our teaching approach and resources, both at school and home.
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.