This time of social distancing is difficult for everyone, but for people with a hearing impairment it brings many additional challenges. Here's what you can do to make things easier for your HI friends and colleagues.
All deaf children require a Send Support Plan. In this article we look at what information should be included on this plan to help schools fullfill their statutory duty.
In this, the first of four webinars on supporting young people with hearing impairment in mainstream school, we look at the nature of hearing loss– the different types and levels. We also give a short introduction to 'audiograms'.
In this, the second of four webinars on supporting young people with hearing impairment in mainstream school, we look at the different types of listening devices out there.
In this, the third part of four webinars on supporting young people with hearing impairment in mainstream school, we look at the impact of hearing impairment on language, literacy, social issues and mental health
In this, the fourth of four webinars on supporting young people with hearing impairment in mainstream school, we look at strategies that help children and young people with hearing impairment in school settings.
Lego therapy, or Lego club, as many schools call it, can be helpful for children with ASC and social communication – its develops turn taking skills, collaborative skills, joint attention, negotiation and how to ask for and accept help and clarification.
In this webinar, we cover what Down's Syndrome is, the Learning Strengths and Needs of a young person with Down's Syndrome and an overview of how best to meet these needs within a Primary or Secondary classroom.
Children and young people with ADHD need predictability, structure, short work periods, more individual instruction, positive reinforcement and an interesting curriculum. Building a positive relationship with the student will also ensure more successful outcomes. This article gives more detail on how to meet this need.
In this webinar we look at what dyslexia is - and how you can recognise it.
Intensive interaction aims to enhance social interaction and communication skills for people who are still at the early stages of communication development.
Whole class Phonics teaching that typically takes place in Reception, year 1 and year 2 of Primary school is hugely beneficial to dyslexic children in helping them encode the phoneme and grapheme correspondence in words – however, this alone is rarely enough.
A PowerPoint guide on how to use the Roger Phonak touch screen radio aid.
In this Webinar and article, we explain Precision Teaching - an approach aimed at improving a student’s fluency in a skill where automaticity is required. Teaching objectives are ALWAYS specific and teaching sessions are daily, brief and timed.
Children with learning difficulties (LD) and autism often have the information you are asking them for, but don't understand the question or how it is being asked. This article will go through some top tips for educators and parents.
This article will look at understanding puberty as a child with autism and what school and parents can do to help support them.
Sliding scales are a great way to help children with Autism grasp a number of different behavioural, social and relationship issues.
A dyslexia friendly school's checklist to help enhance the learning of your pupils with dyslexia.
People with autism often see social situations differently from others and find it hard to read ‘social cues’. It is extremely important to teach both what to do and why we do it, in different social situations. ‘Comic strip conversations’ can be used to address these difficulties and aim to improve a person’s social understanding.
In this Webinar Sue Muir, one of our teachers of the deaf looked at the importance of schools having a 'hearing champion' a member of staff who can be an advocate for the needs of hearing-impaired pupils and who can make sure that their needs are understood and taken care of within the classroom.
Sensory circuits can be a great way to help children with autism manage their anxieties and can encourage self-regulation. Sensory [...]
Children and young people with special educational needs can find transitioning from class to class or school to school particularly difficult. In this webinar we present some techniques and resources that can smooth the path, for both students and teachers.
Pupils with SEND will need access to a well-planned transition programme to help prepare them for secondary transfer. It is [...]
Transition can be a particularly difficult time for young children with SEND; different classrooms, new staff and changing routines can all be really challenging concepts. Find out what you can do to support smooth transitions in the early years of education.
If students with a visual impairment are approaching their exams, the following may be helpful based on a recent RNIB [...]
Children with SEND often have difficulties with fine motor skills and this in can lead to difficulties with handwriting. The difficulties [...]
GPs, Ophthamologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists, Paediatricians, Dispensing Opticians. Each may have a role to play in a young person's eye care. Here's your guide to who does what.
The sheer number of eye conditions out there can be bewildering. If you have a child who has received a diagnosis and you're trying to find out more information about their condition, these fact-sheets may help.
Many people hear words orientation or mobility training, but aren't quite sure what they mean. We explain.
You do not have to be severely sight impaired to benefit from the use of a cane. There are different types of canes available that can help you become a more safe, confident and independent traveller. Here's a guide to some commonly available canes.