My article 'Creating autism-inclusive classrooms' has been published in the Sept - Oct 19 edition of SEN Magazine.
It is very important to 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 more…
Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast Episode 4: Success Stories: The impact of visual resources on the learning and understanding of autistic children
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. With practical examples.
Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast Episode 3: All aboard! Autism and special interests with Richard Semmens and the Engine Shed
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 on understanding, interacting with and playing with your child with autism, from my experience of being a teacher for children with autism and complex needs. Always show or model to Read more…
Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast Episode 2: Emotional regulation, behaviour, autism and severe learning difficulties with Adem Cetindemar
Adem Cetindemar, an experienced teacher, discuss what emotional regulation means, the importance of teaching regulating strategies to autistic students and the impact this can have on learning and everyday life.