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July /’Summer’ Provision 2020

Home and School Based Home Based July Provision usually involves working 1:1 with a child, going to their house to engage in some activities with them and/or going on social trips or outings on some days. In other years, some tutors doing July Provision link up with each other and arrange to go on social […]

Writing an Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.)

Writing an I.E.P. can be so daunting. I have put together this blog post to hopefully make the IEP process clearer and less daunting for some. I have divided this blog up using the headings: Steps to Writing an I.E.P., Gather Information About The Child, Assessments, Writing the I.E.P. Targets, The I.E.P. Meeting, Who Attends?, […]

Starting Paperwork in an ASD Class

For anyone reading this who has found out they will be starting in ASD class or setting in September, firstly I would like to say Congratulations. It is such an exciting journey to be on. It can of course be hard work and take a while to get your head around everything but hopefully this […]

Furthering Your Studies in Special Educational Needs

I feel like I learn something new everyday in school, the children we work with are such a valuable source of information to inform our planning and teaching. I always feel like I have more to learn about my role as an ASD class teacher and love doing CPD courses. After a year of working […]

Typing Programmes

Here are some typing programmes I have used in the past or that have been recommended by others. It can be hard to choose a programme, luckily most of them have free trails. Definitely check with the child’s Occupational Therapist if possible for the best suited programme for the child you’re working with. Keyboarding without […]

Creating A Timetable in an ASD Class

Timetables can be confusing and in an ASD class, they can change a lot. This is the process I find works best when creating or changing a timetable. Hopefully you will get some useful tips or tricked from reading this. Begin by dividing your day into appropriate time slots to suit the children. E.g. I […]

Edmark Reading Program

This is a program that was recommended while I was completing my Grad Dip in SEN. I had a few children on my caseload who had struggled with any reading scheme or approach I had tried, and I had tried a lot! I have seen Edmark work for various different children, some children who had […]

Teaching in Australia

I loved my time in Australia, I spent a year working as a Primary School Casual Relief Teacher in Melbourne, Victoria. I worked in Special Schools and Autism Specific Schools. The application process and experience will differ from state to state in Australia, I can write about my experience in Melbourne, Victoria and some tips […]

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