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New needs, new learning curve

18 Apr

I have been learning new things lately. I whole new calibre of student, some who are none verbal. I haven’t ever covered that sort of needs before. Continue reading

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The 12 Myths Of Autism

5 Apr

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Beyond Autism Awareness

There are so many more myths about Autism, but generally speaking…

1. Autism is contagious. You can’t catch autism. Autism is something people are born with, like blue eyes or red hair. In this case, people with autism are born with a brain that is very good at some things but has trouble with others.

2. Autism is caused by vaccines. Studies continue to find that vaccines, even multiple vaccines in one day, do not cause autism.

3. Autism is a disease. It is not a disease, but a developmental disability. It is a difference that causes those affected to have difficulty communicating and interacting with others.

4. Autism is a tragedy. When parents are first faced with the diagnosis of autism in their children they may feel sad or scared. But with the right support, autistic people can live full lives. They can go…

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Autism awareness month

2 Apr

It’s autism awareness month! Share a ribbon, and spread awareness 🙂

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SEN exclusions unacceptably high

1 Apr

Children with SEN are nine times more likely to be excluded from school than those with no identified special need. Continue reading

What do parents really think of SENCO’s?

31 Mar

This post is from SEN magazine.

When I looked back, from the parental side of the fence, on my time as an LSA, I realised that I may have been a good LSA, but that I was not good enough. Continue reading