SENsational The Special Educational Needs Podcast
Exam Preparation, Memory Techniques & Strategies For Success.
The exam period can be a particularly stressful and overwhelming time for neurodiverse children and young people, and so as parents and professionals, it is important to know how to help guide them through this.
In this episode of SENsational, we welcome Colin Foley, Training Director at the ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity, and Chris Bonnello, an Autism advocate and author of ‘Autistic, Not weird’ as our expert speakers who talk about why neurodiverse children and young people find it hard to learn and retain information, offer strategies to help your child’s memory capacity, and share tips and techniques to help focus on revision and an exam.
Thank you for listening, and we hope you find this episode of SENsational useful. If you want to learn more about our other webinars and resources, please visit the website www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources.
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Sensory Support for Primary School Pupils35:11On this SENsational episode, we are joined by Maggie Morton and Laura Oliver, Occupational Therapists for Witherslack Group as they discuss children's most common sensory-seeking behaviours and the best ways to support them. They also explore sensory regulation, sensory overload and the best strategies and activities that can be integrated into the daily lives of our children to help them build essential life skills.We hope you enjoyed this episode of SENsational.
What Is An EHCP?32:24Ever wondered if your young person might need an EHCP? Simone Mattinson, Partnerships Manager for our Group, shares her first-hand experience from a parent and professional perspective. From exploring how to navigate the EHCP process to details of a draft EHCP, plus many more interesting insights worth knowing. For more details on the EHCP process, download our free 'A Guide To The Education, Health and Care Plan' Support Pack: https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/education-health-and-care-plan-ehcp-support-pack/
Helping Your Child Settle Into A New School40:06Join us for a discussion with Wendy Yeo, Head Teacher of our Castlefell School, and Arron Hutchinson, Education Training Director of The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity, exploring ways to support your child settle into a new school. Whether it is the jump from primary to secondary or transitioning to a SEN provision, they have top tips and strategies to support your child along the way.We hope you enjoyed this episode of SENsational.Join us for a free live webinar, by visiting:https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/advice-and-support/events-and-webinars/
What Is An SEN School?18:54We believe that every child or young person deserves access to inspirational education, regardless of their unique learning requirements or needs. Susan Gill, Head Teacher from our Bridgeway School, talks us through the unique benefits of Special Educational Needs schools and some of the amazing outcomes of pupils who have flourished the support they need.We hope you enjoyed this episode of SENsational.Join us for a free live webinar, by visiting:https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/advice-and-support/events-and-webinars/
Embracing Neurodiversity & Home Life28:03There are so many moving parts to home life, right? From school runs to meal times and everything in between, how can it all be managed? In our latest episode of our podcast, SENsational, we explore managing a neurodiverse household with Tracy Bowyer, Parenting Co-Ordinator from The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity.Thank you for listening, and we hope you find this episode of SENsational useful. If you want to learn more about our other webinars and resources, please visit the website www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources.
Autism: What Every Parent Needs To Know37:45We're pleased to bring you this episode of SENsational titled 'Autism: What Every Parent Needs to Know, with Anne-Marie Harrison, training director from Ideas Afresh Education. This episode is designed for parents and carers right at the beginning of their journey. Perhaps you’re just discovering your child is showing traits of autism, or you’re even considering applying for an assessment to diagnosis. We'll be chatting about how to get an assessment, myths and misrepresentations associated with autism, and some top tips and strategies on how to support your child at home.Thank you for listening, and we hope you find this episode of SENsational useful. You can explore more of our resources, including webinars and downloadable guides, by clicking here www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources.
Social Media & Online Gaming37:41Social media and online games are evidently present in our children and young people's lives. On this episode of SENsational, we are joined by two Witherslack Group experts, Dr. Dee Khaira, Clinical Psychologist and Lois Howard, IT Infrastructure and Development Manager, where we explore educating ourselves and our children, platforms that come with surprising risks, plus top tips on keeping our children safe as they use these online devices.
Learning To Read With The Phonics Fairy15:20Learning to read can be challenging for our neurodiverse children and young people. On this episode of SENsational, we are joined by leading phonics consultant Amy McElhatton, who talks us through the importance of introducing reading at an early age, how we can break learning down into more manageable chunks, and how to collaborate with your child's school to ensure that learning can be implemented at home as it is in school. Thank you for listening, and we hope you find this episode of SENsational useful. You can explore more of our resources, including webinars and downloadable guides by clicking here www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources.
Top Tips for Building Up Autistic Children28:02Chris Bonnello, autistic advocate and award-winning writer and speaker, joins us for another episode of SENsational. In this podcast, Chris explores finding methods to succeed in both school and social environments whilst learning to embrace the authenticity of ASD.Thank you for listening, and we hope you find this episode of SENsational useful. You can explore more of our resources, including webinars and downloadable guides by clicking here www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources.