'Teaching Play': helping children with autism learn to play
Kay Smith, an Area Senco, shares her experience of helping children with autism learn how to play. This article originally appeared in 'Special' in March 2016
Learn how you can help children with autism develop their play skills. Kay talks us through a step-by-step approach, based on Vygotsky's 'zone of proximal development'.
Read the article here: Teaching Play
Other - 11 Jul 2017 Gold AND Silver Member Only
Schools have an important role to play in promoting social and emotional wellbeing and in responding to mental health difficulties in their pupils. Here are links to several tools which schools could use to support them in this work.
Guidance - 23 May 2017 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This resource has questions for school governors or trustees to ask their SENCO and other senior executive leaders about SEND.
Guidance - 03 Mar 2017
2E ('twice exceptional') children are those children with SEND who are also exceptionally able in a particular area; these children's needs are often not identified and met, which means that we may be missing out on their talents and potential. This article, originally published in 'Special' in September 2016, looks into this area in more detail, including nasen's links with Professor Stephen Hawking.