Written by Kirsten Illingworth Specialist TA with Reachout ASC. “Autistic children may react to a bereavement in different ways to neurotypical children. Some of the underlying perceptual and processing difficulties observed in autistic children may affect their understanding of death and their reaction to a bereavement. Autistic children, like any others, need their grief both […]
About Lynn McCann
Lynn McCann began working as a mainstream class teacher and was an early years lecturer and SENCO. More recently I have over 10 years experience in autism education, outreach and training in a specialist education setting. I have training and experience in autism theory and research, PECS, Sensory Integration, SCERTS, TEACCH, ASC and Puberty, Social Stories and Forest Schools.
Even though we are in Lockdown 3 many secondary schools have vulnerable and SEND children in school and WILL be doing the Covid Testing that the government brought in at the beginning of term. Here is as much information as I could find for you. I am a child who thrives on routine and familiarity, […]
â€‹Inclusion for Primary School Teachers by Nancy Gedge Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by Cherryl Drabble Both published by Bloomsbury (2016) Reviewing these books was a little daunting. I know both these ladies well and have great respect for their SEND knowledge and experience. If you follow either of them on Twitter, you will know […]
In 2019 there was a huge review on how the SEND system is working (or not). I sent in my thoughts and experiences and so did many more people. This article shares with you the findings and recommendations.
Our Lego Based Therapy Courses are now available online We have developing an online version of our Lego Based Therapy training which works best be for 2 adults from the same setting. In the afternoon you would be working with 3 children in your bubble for 45 minutes. For full details (and you can […]
Welcome to our new website Lockdown gave us some time to work on updating our website and bring to you an updated and more accessible look. Please do have a scout through our pages…
It’s that time of year again. Emma and I have been spending some of last sessions with our autistic Y11 students, supporting them and their teachers through these next few weeks as the GCSE exams loom. We thought it may be a good time share some of the wisdom we have learned along the way. […]
Ok teachers this is THE half term when I get so many more emails about autistic pupils in school and their behaviour. I wanted to warn you all and help you get ready, but not for the challenging behaviour, no, it’s supporting your autistic pupils at this time of year that I want to help you with […]
I’ve recently worked with some schools to assess and apply for an autism diagnosis for girls. What was interesting was that each school had had some autism training from me and began to realise that these girls showed some of the same characteristics that I had spoken about. For some, the diagnosis was straight forward. […]