6 ways to help a deaf child in your class.

Why is hearing so crucial to children’s development and their education?

It’s all about language and the ability to think.

If a child has good vision and is brought up in a signing environment at home and in school, it is true that she can learn language to a high level and think abstractly with signs as words in the head. However, not many deaf children have that opportunity.

5 Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

5 Tips for dealing with challenging behaviour

Much of the time when we are faced with behaviour that challenges us as supporter can stem from the individual’s sensory processing skills being out of balance. We can

Just like visual clutter sound can be really distracting so...

Sound Distractions

Here are some tips on making an environment successful for learners who have difficulties processing sound.

Visual distraction can have adverse affects on learning - here are some helpful tips.

Visual distractions

When trying to get learners with autism or a visual loss to really focus on you or the activity.  It’s worth looking around your room and follow these 5 quick and easy visual points.

Visual assessments - some helpful tips.

It is common to hear that we ‘do visual stimulation’ with students with visual impairments, and it will prove to be beneficial for all ages. But to do this, we must find something which the student is interested in looking at!

So iPads work with Autism…?

We really need hard evidence to support importing new teaching technologies into the classroom. Trouble is the iPad tech is so new at the moment there is little evidence to guide us as to what works and in what way.

Supporting individuals with Challenging Behaviour

Understanding that individuals on the autistic spectrum, or with cognitive difficulty, may possibly be interpreting their environment in an entirely different way to those supporting them, is an important first step in responding to the challenging behaviour.

The Roots of Challenging Behaviour

In this very short article we are going to explore the organic causes of challenging behaviour. We will consider why the destructive behaviours seem so entrenched. We will also consider what the individual gets out of this behaviour.