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The latest interviews with authors, news and articles of interest to the communities that we publish for.


‘Contact with Nature can be immensely healing.’


Caroline Jay founded and runs the Seeds of Hope Children’s Garden, a national charity which aims to promote the use of nature in helping children manage loss. For twelve years she ran a SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) group, supporting families who have lost babies. We spoke to Caroline about using life cycles to teach


Learning about Sexuality and Safety with Tom


 Learning about Sexuality and Safety with Tom The idea for storybooks about sexuality and safety came from being the single mother of a boy with severe autism and the worries I had about his future independence. As he matured physically he was going to want and need to do things for himself and there were


How using colour coded visuals can reduce anxiety when a child with autism starts school.


For many teachers coming to the end of the summer holidays now is the time to start preparing for the new academic year. With that in mind we turn to author and teacher Adele Devine who in this brand new blog demonstrates how developing a colour coding system can make for a more comfortable learning environment,


Listening skills for busy school staff – An interview with Nick Luxmoore

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Education, JKP news

Nick Luxmoore is a school counsellor, trainer, teacher, youth worker and UKCP registered Psychodrama psychotherapist. He has over 35 years’ experience of work with young people and with the professionals who support them. We caught up with him to talk about his work, his latest book: Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff, and his top tips


Change Happens… Teaching a child with autism to handle a ‘whoops!’

whoops Adele Devine image

  Teaching a child with autism to handle a ‘whoops!’ It’s raining and that lovely day at the beach that’s been on the calendar ‘FOREVER’ suddenly isn’t happening. A change of plan seems logical, but may be difficult for the child to accept. They like to know and expect you to stick to the plan.


Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 5).


This one probably requires a trip to the local arts store but will provide hours of possibilities and fun once it’s mixed together. GLOWING WATER In just a few steps we can turn basic tap water into buckets of fluorescent fun. Here’s all you need Water A container NON-TOXIC fluorescent paint Backlight bulb GO! 1.


Attachment, schools and vulnerable children: An interview with Nicola Marshall.


Nicola Marshall is a certified coach, adoptive parent of three, and author of the newly published The Teacher’s Introduction to Attachment. We spoke to her about why she wanted to write a book on attachment for teachers, what she’s learned since starting her own training company for teachers and other school staff, and she shares her number


Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 4).


We want to highlight activities that you can do without having to spend any (or that much) money in order to have fun. This game is a perfect example of ‘no-money fun’ that you can have just using everyday household items and a little bit of imagination. MONKEY TOES Primary learning focus Balance, motor planning,


Summer Holiday activites for younger children with Autism and other learning difficulties (Day 3).


For day 3 we turn to those little coloured bricks that are an endless source of fascination for a lot of children on the spectrum. LEGO MY CREATION This one is for parents with two children of a similar age range and here communication is the key. Here’s what you will need Two small containers each holding


Special Educational Needs and Pastoral Education Autumn 2014


Browse our latest collection of titles in special educational needs and pastoral education. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.


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