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sendco blog ideasWelcome to my Blog, I will add interesting articles and ideas here. I like to make things simple so if a checklist will help identify a child's needs or shart article will upskill staff, then I will add it here!

 

sample-school-sen-report-2This is not all my own work but I have looked at loads of examples and picked out what I like the best, and if it works as a starting point for you... then that's great! My School School SEN Report My School is an inclusive school and believe children should be educated in a mainstream school wherever...
fidget-to-the-coreWe all know about developing fine motor skills to strengthen small finger muscles and gross motor to aid balance and coodination. I champion brain gym, PACE and finger gym. AND recently I have been reading more and more about strengthening the core. Fidgety Kids! At my school we seem to have lots of...
case-studiesProcedures, data, impact Case Studies are essential to outline the processes implemented to support a child's learning. If you have potentially vulnerable children and need to assess the effectiveness of the care, guidance and support / teaching and curriculum adjustments for individual pupils, then...
emotion-cardsThese useful emotion cards allow you to talk to your children about their emotions, there are 12 cards setup on one A4 sheet so easily laminated into cut into individual cards. Add a hole punch to the top of each card and attachment them to a ring. They can also be added to a lanyard or belt so always...
behaviour-checklistThis useful checklist helps to hone into the exact behaviours being displayed and when they occuring and what the triggers are. I found this checklist a while ago and have found it very useful.    
therapeutic-puttySqueezing, pulling, squishing, pushing, rolling and moulding are fabulous ways to increase fine motor skills. The importance of strengthening the small muscles of the hands is worth every minute of time spent. Look for items and games that provide resitance. Therapeutic putty The carefully formulated...
sensory-needsHave you ever thought a child did 'odd' things? You know!... those children putting everything in their mouth... from chomping on pen lids and dried pasta, to licking door handles and the rubber pe mats to shouting at and hugging friends too hard or bouncing down the corridors and into the canteen......
oddDo you have children in your class, who lose their temper easily, argue with adults, delibrately do things that annoy others? Then maybe they have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). ODD is a psychiatric disorder with no clear cause but probably a mix of nurture and nature. If you have a concern, then...
dyslexia-or-and-dyscalculiaDyslexia, the condition and dyslcalculia can be co-occurring conditions but both can exist without the other. There is increasing evidence that people experience a range of specific difficulties with retention and application of reading, mathematical, sequencing, ordering and organisation skills result...
fidget-toysWe have all been driven mad by the child that cant still, they fidget about and distract others, have little awareness on the impact to their peers and look bewildered when you ask them to ‘sit still!’ This area of need, really interests me so I thought I’d share ideas I have found with you all and hope...
Welcome to my new Blog, I have such an interesting daily job (which I love) that I thought I'd share my findings, ideas (not promising they are original) and proably a few rantings!   Join me on twitter - www.twitter.com/sendcoordinator   Enjoy and please feel free to add your comments...

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