Raising awareness · Shows and conferences · Special Education

The Welsh Autism Show 2018

A short report on the 2018 Welsh Autism Show in Cardiff

Raising awareness

Awareness and understanding

For many countries in the northern hemisphere, the new academic year begins around the start of September. Children return to school, excited to see their friends. Teachers are looking forward to getting to know their students, finding out what motivates each one, and seeing the excitement of learning. For some parents it can be a… Continue reading Awareness and understanding

Shows and conferences

The Welsh Autism Show

A rather overdue round-up of my day at the Welsh Autism Show

Shows and conferences

TES SEN Show 2017

My report on the TES SEN Show 2017

Early Years · Raising awareness · Special Education

Sensory Needs

A look at sensory perception originally created and posted to mark Autism Hour 2017.

Early Years

Why does he do that?

via Daily Prompt: Sympathy Sometimes, a parent will quietly ask their child's class teacher or another parent if what they see in their child is 'normal'. Other times, a teacher might ask their student's previous teacher whether a particular conduct or difficulty is typical for that chid, or they might seek the advice of a… Continue reading Why does he do that?

Executive Function

10 books on Executive Function and Related Learning Needs

10 books on executive function

Executive Function

Supporting EF with displays and visual prompts

Posters and visual timetables can be very useful both in the classroom and at home, particularly for students with learning differences. The key is to teach learners how to use them.

Executive Function


Homework is an acknowledged area of challenge for students with learning difficulties, not least because of the demands on executive function.

Executive Function · Skills for school

Classroom Survival

Ideas for parents to share with teachers, and for teachers to test for themselves.

Executive Function

Executive Function 

An introduction to executive functions - what they are and how they affect learning.