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All hail! In the inclusive classroom, the mini whiteboard is queen.

The humble mini whiteboard has been popping up all over the place recently: on my twitter timeline, in conversations with teachers and most recently in research. It’s as if she is poking me in the back, ‘Oi, you forget me, I am undervalued and overused, give me some credit and attention’. OK Ms Mini whiteboard, …

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Treat the Need not the Label

Every few months a newspaper report comes along to claim ‘dyslexia doesn’t exist’ or ‘ADHD is made up’. Of course, this is usually a sensationalist version of a new report showing controversial research in the field. Yesterday, Tom Bennett wrote an article on the misdiagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia. https://www.tes.com/news/school-new…r-dyslexia-and-adhd-are-over-diagnosed-crypto For a SENDCo this can …

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Segregation – a collection of responses

Edu blogging and edu Twitter can be extremely rewarding at times but also nail bitingly painful. When you work in SEN, it can be difficult reading ignorant comments and hearing views from teachers who clearly believe students should be elsewhere. These ‘outclusionists’ have less idea where they should go just ‘away from me and my …

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Segregation and Stereotypes 

QT is trying to be controversial. – so was Toby Young when he called pupils with SEN troglodytes.  But when does controversy actually become plain offensive? When does controversy perpetuate stereotypes of students with learning difficulties?  And when does controversy forget that the group they are offending are children? And children with the least resources …

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Segregation and stereotypes 

QT is trying to be controversial. – so was Toby Young when he called pupils with SEN troglodytes.  But when does controversy actually become plain offensive? When does controversy perpetuate stereotypes of students with learning difficulties?  And when does controversy forget that the group they are offending are children? And children with the least resources …

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Day 5 – Voices – Assistive Technology #28daysofwriting

I’m not quite as famous as Ethel Cain (first speaking clock voice) but I was the voice of Falkland Islands telephone exchange in 2000 – Ethel and I had our voice recorded with a finite amount of things to say however, but a synthetic voice is different because a computer generates the sounds of words …

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Dyslexia – How to help in Secondary School

Dyslexia – How to Help in Secondary School   My last blog explained the current definition for Dyslexia/Rose’09.  http://julesdaulby.com/2014/10/23/dyslexia-what-is-it/ . Next week I will look at Dyslexia – How to help in Primary What are the Indicators? requested by @suecowley will be the following week.   ‘If you get SEN right in school you raise …

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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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Visual Prompts for students with poor Working Memory

‘Working Memory provides temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for such complex cognitive tasks as language comprehension, learning, and reasoning’ Baddeley 1992. A strategy used to help students with poor working memory is visual prompts. This could be a number line for maths work, a list of key words for a subject based essay …

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