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Sensory Story: We are Knights!

I wanted to do a more fun sensory story. Heavily inspired by Pete Wells And his very funny sensory stories I wrote “We are Knights” for our History topic. Just a bit of fun but I have included suggested sensory…

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Sensory Processing: Creating a First Aid Kit

This post on sensory processing was inspired by a talk I attended by Olga Bogdishana. You can find the slides from her presentation on “Making sense of Sensory Needs and Challenging Behaviour” here. She has also written this book which…

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Sensory Garden: Outdoor Learning

Making use of your sensory garden. Outdoor learning is an essential part of all children’s education. Getting out of the classroom provides endless opportunities for academic learning and personal development. This post will outline key possibilities provided by creating a…

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Sensory Story: Snow Bear

This winter themed Sensory Story has been written for our “Time” topic where we are exploring the seasons. Snow Bear provides plenty of opportunities for exploring the cold of the Arctic. I have included a subtle message about climate change…

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Sensory Story: The Autumn Forest

This is due to be the first in a series of 4 stories (1 for each season). Check out he winter sensory story – Snow Bear. Please take a few minutes to watch the video of my daughter reading it!…

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Sensory Story: Human Body

My second sensory story is about the human body. This was written for the “Body, burps and bile” topic and delivered to a group of 12-14 year old students with a range of needs including Autism and PMLD.

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Essential Education Books for Inclusive Teachers: Behaviour.

challenging behaviour books

These books are only those I have read and can recommend. They all follow an inclusive and positive support ethos. They all also focus on the only part of behaviour support we can control – ourselves. If your school has a zero tolerance behaviour policy read these and make it your mission to get that rewritten.I will get around to doing a second post but I need to get reading first!

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Case Study: Hot Weather and Behaviour

heat and autism case study

How would hot weather influence behaviour? This seemed apt to post now as the country simmers slowly beneath the summer sun. This post is based on observations and frequency data over a shorter period of hot weather. Whilst analysing the…

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Sensory Umbrellas For PMLD.

Free SEN teaching Autism worksheets

Flo Longhorn’s Sensory Umbrella When you listen to a speaker you need to be inspired. Your mind needs to fill with ideas as they speak. I had the pleasure of listening and watching Flo Longhorn at a conference late last…

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SEN Teacher: The Tuff Tray

star wars teaching resources

Custom Tuff Tray Divider Originally posted on Collaboroo This was an idea I had when I first bought a tuff tray but was brought to life by our workshop tutor so I can’t claim all the credit. I work in…

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5 questions about Sensory Processing #behaviourchat

5 Questions about Sensory Processing disorder SPD

n my role as behaviour lead at my school I am increasingly interested in the impact of sensory processing on learning, engagement and what we perceive as challenging behaviour. I wanted to find out more so asked some questions of the twitterverse. This is a breakdown of some of the things I was able to take away from the chat.

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