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Why your choice of language is so important for an autistic child

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…

#11 Ideas to help children through the current COVID-19 crisis autism spectrum teacher podcast

#11 Ideas to help children at home during the COVID-19 crisis

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.

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#6 Anxiety in Autism with Jane Crawford and Helen Cottell

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.

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#4: Success Stories: The impact of visual resources for autistic children

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.