The NAS library catalogue is the ideal research tool for anyone researching autism and Asperger syndrome. It is, as far as we are aware, the only database of published material on all aspects of autism, open for everyone to access on the web. It lists over 30,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials.
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A video outlining the education provision at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. It is designed as part of a research project aiming to improve the efficiency of communication with children's 'home school' whilst they are in hospital.
We are an 11-19 special school for children with learning difficulties and associated needs. We wanted to move away from IEPs and attainment based targets (although these are still set elsewhere) towards measuring outcomes for our students based around the skills that we are trying to develop in them.
This guidance document was produced to help pastoral teachers to construct outcomes using the SMART model.
This secondary school was finding it hard to support pupils with increasingly complex SEN, particularly in humanities subjects.They were creative with their provision, including TA hours and pupil premium funding, and set up a KS3 humanities class with nurture as a focus.This has been very positively received, and there is evidence of impact from a Speech and Language Therapist as well as increased enjoyment from the pupils for these subjects.
Autistic people may be at higher risk of being abused than other people. It can also be more difficult to detect they are being abused. This may be because autistic people can have limited speech, struggle to communicate and find it difficult to identify their emotions. They may also demonstrate that they are being abused by a change in behaviour. Information on resources that may help.
It can be more difficult for teachers to understand how best to support pupils with a demand avoidant profile. This is because traditional management techniques such as structure, routine and rewards that can work for pupils with other autism profiles are generally ineffective.
Here we have information from a NAS teacher on how to support pupils with this profile.