Communication and Autism Every autistic child 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 all Read more…
Bonus episode: 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.
Jenny McLaughlan, founder of Chewigem, a support community for different sensory needs as well as a range of chewing, fidget and sensory aids for children and adults joins Steph on he podcast. Hear some great sensory related success stories!
Angela Charalambous, a reading specialist from the Workshop Reading Centre in Johannesburg discusses strategies to support children to enjoy reading and feel more confident.
Jane Crawford and Helen Cottell from the West Sussex County Council Autism and Social Communication Team discuss the information in the ‘Evidence Based Guide to Anxiety in Autism’ put together with Sebastian Gaigg from the Autism Research Group at City University of London. Themes covered include how anxiety presents differently in autism, the potential causes of anxiety and practical strategies to help and support.
Big Transitions 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 Read more…
Autism specialist teacher Steph Reed shares success stories that highlight the effectiveness of visual resources to enhance understanding and communication for autistic children. With practical examples of experiences where visual resources have had a big impact and has helped with children’s communication, independence and learning.