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How to Write Social Stories

How to Write Social Stories

Social Stories and Autistic Spectrum Disorder It is often very frustrating when there are barriers in communication, particularly for those who have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Due to these barriers, often those with ASD struggle to understand social rules or...

Understanding Dyspraxia in Schools

Understanding Dyspraxia in Schools

8th October-14th October is dyspraxia awareness week. Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder described as a delay in motor skills development. As well as this, there are many other difficulties that a child with dyspraxia may experience. Farmer, Echenne and Bentourkia...

Dyspraxia Interventions

Dyspraxia Interventions

8th October-14th October is dyspraxia awareness week. Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder described as a delay in motor skills development. As well as this, there are many other difficulties that a child with dyspraxia may experience. Farmer, Echenne and Bentourkia...

Are 'Learning Styles' Just a Myth?

Are 'Learning Styles' Just a Myth?

In recent years in education there has been an increased focus on the use of a learning styles model in the classroom. The basic idea behind learning styles is that if a teacher matches their style of teaching delivery to a learner’s preferred style of processing,...

Growth Mindset: "Even Einstein struggled…"

Growth Mindset: "Even Einstein struggled…"

Childrens' beliefs about themselves, their environment, and what they need for success can influence their motivation.  Recent research has attempted to lift the barriers to motivation and learning by challenging pupils' unhelpful beliefs about their abilities and...

Clever Classrooms

Clever Classrooms

A 2015 study by Salford University explored the impact of classroom design on learning and concluded that well-designed classrooms can boost learning progress in primary school pupils by up to 16% in a single year. 27 schools were used, with 153 classrooms were...

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