Course

  • 3 Modules

    Preparing Autistic Students for going to University

    This session will take place on Tuesday 17th of May at 4 pm UK time.

  • 3 Modules

    Sleep Talkers: Supporting children with SEND and Sleep Issues

    This is a recording of a past webinar The webinar will give participants an understanding of the sleep talkers model, supported by the National Lottery,…
  • 3 Modules

    SENCOs: Supporting Staff to Support Neurodiverse Students: Part I

    This is a recording of a past webinar. During this Webinar, Gray Foster Felton aims for you to take away, Understanding the obstacles that can…
  • 6 Modules

    PSHE Ideas for Pupils With PMLD (Part 1)

    This course takes the PHSE Education Planning Framework for Pupils with Send and suggests ideas of sensory activities we can do to support this. Some of it is too abstract or irrelevant so it is important we plan for individuals in close consultation with their families and carers.
  • 13 Modules

    Using Light Boxes to Enhance Engagement for Sensory Learners

    This course is designed to offer simple suggestion and ideas for anyone who supports a sensory learner to enable them to share fun, exciting and attention-grabbing learning experiences, that will support and encourage engagement and learning In this course Sonya will explore her experiences and share ideas with the use of light boxes and supporting resources to support development and progression for sensory learners across the areas of learning, through response, curiosity, discovery, anticipation, persistence, initiation and investigationShe will look at how you can use both simple and more complex resources, how you can adapt experiences to link to topics or themes to enhance learning and activities, sharing lots of fun ideas that you can try with your sensory learners.    
  • 7 Modules

    Grieving Together – Supporting a SEND Community with Grief

    This course looks at the types of grief that SEND communities can experience. It provides participants with information, advice, practical tips and resources to support their community of  children/young people with the impact of grief. 
  • 1 Module

    PMLD: Activities for Promoting Awe & Wonder

    This pathway explores a range of activity ideas to promote awe and wonder for learners with profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD)or complex needs.
  • 1 Module

    PMLD: Activities for Promoting Emotional Wellbeing

    This pathway explores a range of activity ideas to promote social skills, sense of belonging and emotional wellbeing for learners with profound and multiple learning…
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Dysgraphia

    In medical terms Dysgraphia is a neurological order and it is classified as a specific learning disability. Children with dysgraphia often have other problems alongside it although it is primarily diagnosed when a child’s hand writing skills are below those of their peers. Through this course Cherryl will explore the causes of dysgraphia and the optimum age of diagnosis. She will discuss other problems associated with dysgraphia and explore how these can affect the child throughout their time in the classroom.    
  • 2 Modules

    Emotional wellbeing for children with severe and profound intellectual/learning disabilities in education

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We will explore what emotional wellbeing means and why it is important in education. Julie Calveley will…
  • 8 Modules

    Having Fun – The Sensory Way: Five Ideas to Have Fun at a Party!

    I would like to share with you some practical ideas for encouraging meaningful engagement with people with PMLD. These activities will enhance communication, interaction, curiosity, initiation and good mental wellbeing through having fun with our senses! Through the joint participation of party activities, it is possible to create a sense of awe and wonder, anticipation, excitement and reflection. This course would be suitable for anyone who spends time with people with PMLD and who is looking for some simple yet fun activities to initiate and enhance communication.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Expressive Language Disorder

    Language processing disorders come in different forms and for the purposes of this course we will be discussing expressive language disorder. In a further course we will be discussing receptive language disorder as these are the two main language difficulties experienced by children in our classrooms.  Expressive language disorder is seen when children struggle to express their needs, wants and thoughts clearly. Their writing may also be affected as they mature and begin to attend school.   During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of expressive language disorder and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child with expressive language disorder and she will give some examples of how a child might be affected.    Cherryl has also devised a further course ‘Ten Strategies for Working with Children with Expressive Language Disorder’. This course will help classroom practitioners to support children with expressive language disorder in the classroom.  
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 8 Modules

    Differentiate your Approach to Safeguarding Children with SEND

    This short course for DSLs will look at the additional considerations needed to ensure the effective safeguarding of children with SEN and how to put these in place. The course will use the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education as a starting point and then consider how these need to be adapted to meet the needs of the most vulnerable pupils in both mainstream and specialist settings.
  • 13 Modules

    Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. It is both acceptable and customary for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will provide ten strategies and top tips that will help in the classroom. You might also be interested in Cherryl's introductory course which sets the scene: A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Self Regulation Difficulties

    Self regulation problems are seen when children experience meltdowns or behaviour tantrums at an age that exceeds the toddler stage of development. As everyone knows it is normal for toddlers to struggle to contain their emotions but this is a skill they master as they mature. During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of these self regulation problems and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child who is struggling with self regulation and she will give some examples of self regulation You may also be interested Cherryl's follow up course: Self Regulation Difficulties: Ten Top Tips and Strategies.
  • 8 Modules

    Making Mindfulness Fun

    Whether you’re a regular meditator or are new to Mindfulness, this course will provide you with some fun ideas for engaging children with mindful practices. Designed for both individual and group engagement, this course is perfect for teachers, parents, carers or anyone who works with or supports children.    
  • 7 Modules

    Supporting your child with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

    This course is tailored towards parents and guardians with a child who may have already received a diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) or who may be suspecting this to be the case. This video will also be useful for parents and guardians experiencing some challenges around defiant behaviours.
  • 2 Modules

    Practical Strategies to Support Autistic Girls to Attend & Enjoy School

    Course Content This is a past recording of a webinar. We’ll explore what autistic girls say helps and hinders their access to school and how…
  • 2 Modules

    Supporting Autistic People with Problem Solving

    In this 5-minute video, I demonstrate a visual strategy to support autistic students with problem-solving. This strategy involves generating various solutions to problems and exploring the consequences of each one to decide which solution is the best and why.