This self-evaluation tool uses a Four Cornerstones approach to support reflection and collaboration with children, young people and their parents and carers to highlight organisational strengths and areas for further development when it comes to co-production and inclusive practice. Schools have told us that the experiences of strengthening relationships and generating a positive culture, that happen by going through the process,have been just as important as the outcomes.
Lesson Study (LS) is an approach originally developed in Japan with over a century of use in teacher professional development, to examine teaching practice to improve teaching and learning. The research and practice basis (including practice guidelines) for adapting it for use in special needs and inclusive teaching are available at this link:
This report identifies different forms of exclusion internationally, how they are caused and what we can do about them. Its core recommendation, for all education actors to widen their understanding of inclusive education to include all learners, no matter their identity, background or ability, comes at an opportune time as the world seeks to rebuild back more inclusive education systems.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced parents and education professionals to explore new ways to support autistic children and young people unable to attend their regular settings. In response to the situation, the AET has designed a new resource featuring 6 useful and practical tools supporting homeschooling and transition back to school. This is a shortened package of the AET Tools For Teachers resource.
Ten 2-3 minute #SensoryScience videos, using materials readily available at home or from the supermarket. With subtitles and Makaton. Designed to spark curiosity and encourage experimentation.
Funded by the Lightyear Foundation, each is themed to complement an inclusive science-themed dance session by The Flamingo Chicks and an art activity from Sam Williams.
ASDAN is giving away free, downloadable resources to support distance learning and educating. These resources, ranging from working towards Entry 1 to Level 2, are aimed at educators and learners as well as their parents and guardians, where appropriate, and can be accessed on our website.
A full resourced multisensory poem themed on the weather using low budget props that can be found around the home and classroom.
This resource includes:
‘The Weather’ a fully resourced, step by step multisensory poem
‘How to tell a multisensory story’ guide
‘Multisensory stories in SEN’ guide
This is a fully resourced, step by step poem aimed at helping individuals with SEND age 3-19 overcome barriers to their oral hygiene.
This resource includes: ‘The Dentist’ rhyming multisensory story, ‘How to Tell a Multisensory Story’ & ‘Storytelling in SEN Settings’ guides, dental themed sensory extension activities, practical strategies to help individuals who experience barriers to their dental hygiene & visual support
(Also available in word.doc format on request)