Language and literacy skills

Even more skills for writing

Supporting spelling through an understanding of morphology

Early Years · Raising awareness · Skills for school

Learning Difficulties in the Early Years

Possible signs of learning difficulties in Early Years

Language and literacy skills

More skills for writing

Orthography is just one of the skills students employ when learning to spell and write.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pencil Grasp Story Booklet

A free downloadable and editable booklet to support pencil control

Early Years · Language and literacy skills

Early skills for writing

Phonological knowledge is one of the skills needed for writing and spelling in English.

Language and literacy skills · Special Education

Writing development in pre- and early teens

An overview of the final stages of writing development.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Early Spelling and Writing

The first years of writing development.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pre-writing and early literacy skills

An introduction to the early stages of formal literacy focused on preparation for writing.

Raising awareness


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

Raising awareness

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

Raising awareness

Warning signs

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

Raising awareness

Emerging, expected, exceeding…

I tried to let it go, but I just couldn't I had to share my reaction to the latest spanner in the works of teacher-parent relations.

Executive Function

10 books on Executive Function and Related Learning Needs

10 books on executive function

Executive Function

Supporting EF with displays and visual prompts

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.

Executive Function · Mathematics and problem-solving skills

Executive function, mathematics and problem-solving

Executive function deficits can impact on mastery of mathematical skills. Read about how this can be supported here:

Executive Function · Language and literacy skills

Language and Literacy

Sharing ideas to boost children's communication skills and promote literacy development.

Executive Function · Skills for school

Routines can help

Routines can play a vital part in academic success and life beyond school.

Raising awareness


Some thought on students' self-esteem

Executive Function

Lightening the Load

In this post I am sharing one of the strategies that has helped my students.

Executive Function


Homework is an acknowledged area of challenge for students with learning difficulties, not least because of the demands on executive function.