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Why it’s vital to challenge negative views of children with SEND
Staff should call out low expectations and thoughtless labelling for the counterproductive habits they are, says Jarlath O’Brien
Make breaktime something SEND pupils look forward to
The social demands of play can be challenging for some, but you can bypass the barriers to inclusion, explains Kate Bradley
Protect your mental health, and the health of other staff
Support your pupils’ wellbeing, by all means – but don’t neglect your own or that of your colleagues, advises Susanna Pinkus
Use multisensory storytelling to engage students with SEND
Appeal to your children’s senses to foster a love of literacy, says Kate Bradley
How using stickmen can open up a conversation with an anxious child
Simple drawings can be the breakthrough you need to communicate with your class, explains Adele Devine
Are your pupils too reliant on your TAs?
Wean children off high levels of teaching assistant support by using a scaffolding approach, says Paula Bosanquet
“6 things I wish I’d known about teaching SEND from the start”
Cherryl Drabble looks back on the lessons that a career spent working with SEND pupils has taught her
Keep parents onside with consistent communication
Mums and dads have unique knowledge about their child’s needs that can offer you a different perspective, writes Natalie Packer
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