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Musical exploration

Rima Jakubauskas and Laura Pearce introduce us to music therapy. Music therapy has been a profession in the UK since the 1960s, and it's related...

Heavy work in outdoor play

Samantha Tolley and colleagues talk about pushing, pulling and lifting. When a child has sensory processing difficulties, appropriate automatic reactions and behaviours are not as...

Brick by brick

Dr Gina Gomez de la Cuesta on building skills and learning through play. Children's brains are designed to absorb information about their world through playful...

SEN124 : May/June 2023

Read SEN Magazine SEN124: May/June 2023 here It’s been a busy few weeks here recently, including a very worthwhile trip to Dyslexia Show 2023 in...

Goldilocks and free space for SEND

James Wilkinson on designing outdoor spaces for SEND environments. So much more than a chance to have fun outside, the right outdoor spaces and playground...

Painting Fantasy Miniatures as a therapy

Danny Bennet shares his experiences of the therapeutic effects of creating and painting fantasy miniatures in the classroom. In an Additional Support Needs (ASN) setting,...

Why outdoor physical activity and play have a fundamental role in...

Vicci Wells discusses how schools have turned to outdoor-based activities – embedding physical activity into lessons. Despite the varied and substantial benefits of physical activity,...

The importance of play for children with special educational needs

Play is not just for the very young. Georgina Durrant gives advice on how play can be integrated into other activities, and the benefits it provides. Over...

Using problems in play to develop communication

Rosie Quayle discusses how play can be used to develop communication. “Play is child’s work”. This quote will not be new to us, as play...

100 ways Your Child Can Learn Through Play: Fun Activities for...

Georgina Durrant is a former teacher and now Director of Cheshire SEN Tutor Ltd. She is also the mother of two young children and...

Book Reviews

Neurodiversity and Education

The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on...

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