This is primarily SEN focused but can any truly inclusive setting should be able to use this as a checklist.
These are the resources I have made to use with my class to support learning about Remembrance Day this November. Poppy themed with a UK focus all use similar images and symbols . I hope they are of some use with your children.
A Guide to supporting transitions and changes with Autistic students within school.
Transition is a challenge that our students face on a daily basis. These transitions take place on a range of scales. From the micro transition of switching thoughts between tasks to major physical transitions between environments. The number of individual transitions an individual will undertake throughout the day is huge. Each one may well be a source of stress and anxiety for each student. The level of this anxiety and how it is communicated to us will vary dramatically. As with all the actions of our students this stress may not be easy for us to interpret. The quotes are from Autistic people I asked but are anonymised. I know I do not include enough Autistic voice, I will strive to expand this in future posts (I would welcome your comments.)
Written by the then 13 year old Naoki Higashida an Autistic young man from Japan The reason I jump is a fascinating insight into his views on how Autism has shaped his perspective of life. The book answers a series of questions put to Noaki which he answers using an alphabet grid devised by his mother.
This seemed apt to post now as the country simmers slowly beneath the summer sun. This post is based on
Looking beyond “No apparent reason”. Does Behaviour Really come “Out of the Blue?” This article is based on my experiences
Keep up to date on our facebook page These are 10 simple ways to prevent challenging behaviour escalating by making
One of the most interesting things I found on the Twinkl site was the “create” feature, this allows you to build a range of resources from displays to interactive games to worksheets. Now I’m not the biggest fan of a worksheet but with a bit of laminating they can easily turn into a folder task. I hate seeing folders of random sheets that all use different fonts imagery etc. If I am creating a pack for a topic it is much better that all the resources have a common look and feel. It just looks more cohesive and planned.
“If a child is Autistic, they do not like change.” This is the biggest ASD stereotype, the most widely repeated
Every day teachers, parents and carers are faced with potentially challenging situations. Many of these are defused through skillful behaviour support. These successful resolutions will have certain common characteristics. There are some essential conditions that must exist to deescalate an incident of challenging behaviour.
I want to thank everyone who has visited Inclusiveteach.com, May has seen the most visitors ever! However I have not
Autism awareness is an essential concept with ever increasing need for us all to seek a greater understanding of what it means to be autistic. However it must be more than holding an assembly, or watching a video. We must make real and ongoing adaptations to ensure our learning environments and school communities are as inclusive as possible.
Social stories are a tried and tested way of teaching social skills but for some learners they are too much. I needed a way to remind a student of the rules but in a way that didn’t single them out as being the focus of the story. Some people will say this won’t work as autistic children can’t generalise…. but anyone who has worked with autism knows a lot of what people say is actually a myth or just does not apply to an individual.
What better way to celebrate the second birthday of Inclusiveteach.com than with a post about Lego! My Favourite subject.
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Just a lighthearted blog for the end of half term. These are some lessons about teaching from the movies.
Visual supports for Autistic children are vital those with receptive or expressive language delays are often able to process visual
Space and Planets Theme Resources – Perfect for “world Space Week”. As with most of my resources a lot of these are designed to be laminated and with liberal use of velcro turned into repeatable folder tasks. My class all have a diagnosis of autism and communication difficulties. Half are PECS users. Some really enjoy […]
This posts contains some more transport themed free printable worksheets / folder tasks. These go with my previous post. There
Originally posted on Collaboroo This was an idea I had when I first bought a tuff tray but was brought
On Youtube you can probably find a video that will link in with your lesson no matter what it is.