These resources help provide parents and professionals with information on how to support their children and learners. They include past video recordings and reading recommendations.

Interview with Abby Brooke

A brief conversation with Abby gave us insight on how social exclusion is a problem in inclusion and how it impacts learning, Abby Brooke is preparing for her third walk. She has completed two walks with her camel, visiting rural areas to spread awareness on neurodiversity. 

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Interview with Maria Njeri

A heart to heart with Maria Njeri, born with Cerebral Palsy, who broke down barriers and works toward creating awareness and advocacy for neurodiverse individuals. In this interview Maria talks about her perception of inclusion, her experiences and what she would like teachers and the community to know when supporting neurodiverse learners

Exploring the Mind- Metacognition by Dave Green

Part 3 of the 4-part exploring the mind series looks at how the role of metacognition in learning. Dave provided valuable insight on the learning experience of neurotypical learners.

Exploring the Mind- Executive Functioning by Nazia Ansari

Part 2 of the 4-part exploring the mind series looks at how to support executive functioning for routines and self-management. Nazia took us through what was described as an informative session on understanding and supporting executive functioning.

Exploring the Mind- Memory by Scilla Allen

Part 1 of the 4-part exploring the mind series looks at how to support improving memory among neuro-diverse learners. Scilla Allen took us through what was described as an eye-opening session on memory and how we can help our learners

Star Charts and Token Economy Systems- How to correctly implement them

This session looks at Star Charts and Token Economy Systems. We look at the thinking behind these strategies and understand how to use them effectively. Sarah Walker talks about the do’s and don’ts when using these techniques to manage behaviours or at home.

Scaffolding and Foundations

Our session on Scaffolding and Foundations looked at the first steps to building

  • Cognitive skills
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Self-Regulation

We brought to light the importance of making sure you use a targeted approach and that you base any goals on the right information.

Sensory Circuits Webinar Session

School closures present a number of experiences for parents of neuro-diverse learners.

Parents have tried to get their kids to wake up from low energy and low motivation. Parents have tried to calm their children down from over-stimulation. Lastly, parents have tried to simply get their kids to be more organised.

While yelling has been effective for only so long, some have resorted to using reward charts. However, this does not always help when a child is over or under-stimulated.

The solution is a simple Sensory Circuit that can be done at home!

This session was run twice and featured special guest and Occupational Therapist, Perpetua Omondi. Take a look at the recording.

Sensory Circuit Regroup and Discuss Session

Following our sensory circuit session, parents attended a regroup and discuss session.

The feedback was encouraging. More suggested activities and recommendations came out from the session too!

 

Executive Functioning and Child Development by Marcie Yeager and Daniel Yeager

Executive Functioning and Child Development is an easy to read book that breaks down executive functioning for parents and professionals. It cuts out all the jargon and provides useful strategies to support children who struggle with executive functioning.

Does your child forget steps they need to follow, seem disorganised, blurt out answers and struggle to shift their focus between activities? If so, then this book is highly recommended.

This book is available in hard copy or an a kindle download.

Can you see me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

Can you see me? gives readers a glimpse of the journey of an autistic girl. The book is written from the point of view of Tally who faces difficulties but eventually gains the acceptance of her friends. This story reminded me of many children I work with and helps me remain cognizant of their experience from their perception.

This book is available in paperback and as a Kindle version