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.
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. […]
Photo from Ann Memmott www.annsautismblog.com showing what visual hyper-sensitivity can be like in a classroom. As I promised, here are my tips for secondary teachers getting ready for the next school year. There are likely to be a number of students with autism or other SEND needs coming into your classes this year and I […]
Emotion Works was developed by Claire Murray in Edinburgh and about 4 years ago I came across it on the internet. The first thing that caught my eye was the visual cogs. Thinking that this would be good for the pupils with autism that we support at Reachout ASC, we jumped on a train and […]
Photo from Ann Memmott www.annsautismblog.com showing what visual hyper-sensitivity can be like in a classroom. “The classroom is each teacher’s mini-kingdom and the ‘home’ of your pupils for most of the school day. Teachers lavish care and attention on how it is set out and how they decorate it, and spend time organising furniture and […]