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.
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.
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.