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…
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!
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.
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 and practical tips on understanding, interacting with and playing with your autistic child, from my experience of being a teacher for children with 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.