A short report on the 2018 Welsh Autism Show in Cardiff
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
A rather overdue round-up of my day at the Welsh Autism Show
My report on the TES SEN Show 2017
A look at sensory perception originally created and posted to mark Autism Hour 2017.
via Daily Prompt: Sympathy Sometimes, a parent will quietly ask their child's class teacher or another parent if what they see in their child is 'normal'. Other times, a teacher might ask their student's previous teacher whether a particular conduct or difficulty is typical for that chid, or they might seek the advice of a… Continue reading Why does he do that?
10 books on executive function
Posters and visual timetables can be very useful both in the classroom and at home, particularly for students with learning differences. The key is to teach learners how to use them.
Homework is an acknowledged area of challenge for students with learning difficulties, not least because of the demands on executive function.
Ideas for parents to share with teachers, and for teachers to test for themselves.
An introduction to executive functions - what they are and how they affect learning.