The current crisis is changing the landscape of education. In the second of our series looking at the impact of Coronavirus on schools and teaching, Professor Amanda Kirby discusses how it could be a blessing in disguise for neurodiverse learners
Taking into account past experiences and focusing on young people as individuals can have a comparable effect to having trained therapists on staff. Sarah Gillette’s trust is taking a trauma informed approach to supporting students’ social and emotional wellbeing.
The demands placed on students with dyslexia can be overwhelming, leading to perpetual feelings of failure, high anxiety and low levels of self esteem. Dr Jonathan Beckett shares first-hand accounts and puts forth a call to action.
In ECJ 6.2 we introduced you to some of the brilliant work being done in Turkey to help students develop numeracy skills. Professor Hakan Sari, Hatice Gokdag, Tugba Pursun and Dr Seyda Sari revisit this topic, highlighting the results of a new study on effective numeracy development in special schools.
Auditory skills are crucial to the development of literacy in young children. Sue Newman shows how a new training programme is showing parents and teachers how to bring music to every day activities for vulnerable young people.
Helping children understand and reframe difficult emotions can go a long way to building resilience and countering unwanted behaviours. Janet Rose and Louise Gilbert share a powerful technique for helping both young people and adults improve their emotional intelligence.
Georgina Newton calls for an ethos of inclusion and tolerance in our education system.
James Bowen, Director of NAHT Edge, calls for a return to inclusion.
Whether you are blind, partially sighted, dyslexic or have another disability that makes you unable to read standard print, Calibre Audio Library brings the joy of audio books to everyone.
Despite legal protections and advanced research on supporting students with sensory impairments, young people with visual and hearing impairment are barely getting by, lagging well behind their peers. Martin McLean and Jude Thompson offer some case studies of students who are beating the odds, showing how simple some of the solutions are and calling for more opportunities for impaired students.