ASD visual SEN SEND Uncategorized

Behaviour management using traits 

Emergency Services have a systematic approach when searching for missing people linked to behaviour studies. It struck me that there are parallels in how a school system could work when analysing behaviour.  The Search and Rescue initial assessment of a missing person is vital. What follows is consistent with patterns of similar traits in a particular …

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Commit no nuisance
ASD visual Dyslexia Dyslexia Reading Difficulties SpLD No Excuses SEN SEND Specific Learning Difficulties Uncategorized

No Excuses

When I watch those videos from the No Excuses schools in the US, I am scanning the room for the type of children I teach. The ones who have sensory difficulties; that really isn’t an excuse.  In fact it’s probably one of the most research heavy areas in SEND. I see the ones who look slightly …

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ASD visual Dyslexia Dyslexia Reading Difficulties SpLD Examination Access Arrangements SEN SEND Specific Learning Difficulties

Exam Access Arrangements – GCSEs, A’levels and Functional Skills

Exam Access Arrangements are designed to level the playing field for any students who have a persistent and significant need. So, someone who takes longer to process information, will require extra time – someone with illegible handwriting should be allowed to type and someone whose reading is in the ‘below average’ range (a standardised score …

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ASD visual IPad SEN

Let’s get vis-u-al

Image used @MaddieMaker  Drawing an incident for a student with social communication difficulties is a revealing way to find out how the situation had been interpreted by them, and what might have triggered an unwanted behaviour. Before the iPad I just used paper but now my app of choice is Paper53; designed for architects so I imagine my …

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