Language and literacy skills · Raising awareness

DLD Awareness Day 2018

Information and links related to developmental language disorder

Raising awareness · Shows and conferences · Special Education

The Welsh Autism Show 2018

A short report on the 2018 Welsh Autism Show in Cardiff

Raising awareness · Shows and conferences

DCD/Dyspraxia

A short report on recent training, some useful links and an infographic interactive factors framework for DCD/dyspraxia

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Autism Awareness

As the social media spotlight moves on from autism even before April finishes, there is much to be done to raise awareness year-round in schools and other educational settings.

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Sense of Sensory

Updated for Autism Awareness Week 2018. As with all my infographics, this one can be downloaded for printing. There's a link at the bottom of the page. It’s completely free, but please credit Sarah Gillie - Beacons Unique Download here More infographics here More posts related to awareness-raising can be found here You can share… Continue reading Sense of Sensory

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Plus ça change…

I'm writing this on St David's Day, so I must start by wishing everyone Dydd Gŵyl Dewi hapus!  2018 so far has been crazily busy, and I have not had time to blog, but I feel I need to share some of what has been going through my mind. January 24 is an important day in… Continue reading Plus ça change…

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Awareness and understanding

For many countries in the northern hemisphere, the new academic year begins around the start of September. Children return to school, excited to see their friends. Teachers are looking forward to getting to know their students, finding out what motivates each one, and seeing the excitement of learning. For some parents it can be a… Continue reading Awareness and understanding

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Moving on

As dyslexia awareness week 2017 comes to a close, let’s be dyslexia aware year-round.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week

A few thoughts on raising dyslexia awareness.

Early Years · Raising awareness · Special Education

Sensory Needs

A look at sensory perception originally created and posted to mark Autism Hour 2017.

Executive Function · Language and literacy skills · Raising awareness

Supporting visual strengths and needs

For certain students, traditional teaching methods are not always sufficient, and sometimes not appropriate, no matter how sensitively planned and delivered. This may be for many reasons, including physiological, developmental and neurological differences. Some students, including many with with ADHD, autism and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, have what is known as a 'spiky'… Continue reading Supporting visual strengths and needs

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DLD Awareness Day

It's DLD Awareness Day...

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Colour Blind Awareness Day

How much do you know about colour blindness?

Executive Function · Language and literacy skills · Raising awareness

5 ideas for an inclusive classroom

An infographic of strategies to make classrooms more supportive of all students

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Warning signs in the Primary Classroom

What to look out for and how to support learning needs in the primary classroom

Early Years · Raising awareness · Skills for school

Learning Difficulties in the Early Years

Possible signs of learning difficulties in Early Years

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On Autism Awareness

As the social media spotlight moves on from autism even before April finishes, there is much to be done to raise awareness year-round in schools and other educational settings.

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Perspectives

On the urgency for all teachers to have access to hight quality SEND training, information and support.

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Celebrating achievement

via Daily Prompt: Record When children are small and make their first tentative steps into the world of education, often semi-informally in a play-based setting, each day can seem to bring with it another small trophy of the day's activities: some small, sticky objet or crinkled artwork that must, for an unspecified period, at the very… Continue reading Celebrating achievement

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Warning signs

If we read the signs, we can often support students to achieve. Why doesn't it happen automatically?