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Sensory strategies

Practical tips for using sensory equipment and approaches in the classroom, by Kim Griffin. Occupational therapists often recommend sensory strategies, such as using wobble cushions...

Sensory superpowers

Sue Newman on the sensory superpowers of sound processing and rhythmic awareness. Sound processing is the ability to make sense of what we are hearing....

Acting to challenge social exclusion

Theatre has the ability to bring people together and spark imagination, writes Hollie Smith. The National Theatre has increased the number of assisted performances, making...

Successful sensory walks

It’s a great way to relax, keep fit and get in touch with nature, writes Jess Wilkinson. Sensory walks can help people with sight and...

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...

Environment and behaviour

Cheryl Bedding looks at environmental audits for children with sensory integration needs. Environments tell us what to do, and they can be arranged to make...

Flex your independence muscle

Nick Liley enthuses about outdoor activity residential experiences for schools and families. Short breaks and holidays can be a lifesaver for many young people with...

Shapes, lines and visual correspondence

Valerie Critten and David Messer on teaching children with cerebral palsy to write and spell. Many children with cerebral palsy have difficulties with learning to...

SEN122 : January/February 2023

Read SEN Magazine SEN122: Jan/Feb 2023 here There’s a feast of brilliant articles here on wide ranging subjects, so I’m hoping everyone will find something...

Multisensory learning: corridors matter too

Richard Hirstwood looks at aspects of multisensory learning in relation to school environments and how to improve the learning journey. Multisensory learning is used to...

Book Reviews

Teaching Dyslexic Students: Theory and Practice

Lynn Lovell is head of Professional Practice at the British Dyslexia Association. She has completed an MA in Specific Learning Difficulties with a focus...

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