This Two Tone Flip up Reversible Sequins Fabric is great to use as a sensory resource, it is very tactile and changes colour. It also makes a nice noise when you swipe the material, my kids play with this for hours. It is very calming too!
It is not easy to come by in the UK but Amazon sell cushion covers like this one!
Made kinetic sand today using gak and coloured sand.
Make a portion of gak but make a little bit sticky, then keep adding coloured sand. It takes quite a lot. Just keep kneading it in until you get the consistency you want.
Here is the sand I made!
The new Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework has now been launched.
The framework will enable organisations to:
- Identify key skills and knowledge for roles and team
- Plan and design content for education and training
- Commission education and training
- Conduct training needs analysis
- Support performance management processes and the assessment of competence
Click here to download the free framework
Jelly Soap is a great resource to use for sensory experinces for child and adults with PMLD.
See how to make it here.
The following dates have been booked for Understanding the needs of Individual with PMLD level 2/3
Want to know about this qualification then watch the following YouTube clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v14htEsu_hA
Birmingham – Monday 24th October 16 – time: 9.30 – 5.00
London – Friday 28th October 16 – time: 9.30 – 5.00
Manchester – Monday 20th February 17 – time: 9.30 – .430
London – Friday 10th March 17 – time: 9.30 – 5.00
If you would like to book a place or want more information please contact Sarah@disabilitylearning.co.uk
We have been working hard with Can Do Courses, PAST and OCN London to develop a new qualification aimed at people working within Learner Support. This qualification is made up of 11 modules.
The Role of the Learning Support Practitioner is the Mandatory unit, then the foolwing unit can be choosen:
Supporting learners who have:
- Autism Spectrum Conditions
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Ill Health
- Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
- Partially Sighted or Blind
- Positive Behaviour Management in the Classroom
- Safeguarding Students
Mandatory plus 2 = An Award
Mandatory plus 3 = An Extended Award
Mandatory plus 5 = A Certificate
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a student I am always reading and researching books and articles and I sometimes come across some good books relating to working with individuals with PMLD. The following books published recently are very good read especially for those working in education.
Sensory Stories for Children and Teens with Special Educational Needs – A Practical Guide by Joanna Grace
Joanna writes from the heart, making the book easy to read and extremely interesting. It is a mixture of theory and practice and gives the reader some great ideas on how to create and present effective sensory stories. A must for anyone working with people with PMLD. The book is not limited to children and teens as suggested in the title, it is suitable for all. Well worth every penny. You must buy it!!
Curricula for Teaching Children and Young People with Severe or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties – Practical Strategies for Educational Professionals bu Peter Imray and Viv Hinchcliffe
This well written easy to read book effectively relates theory to practice, providing some thought provoking ideas and challenges for all those working in the field. This book is written from personal experience and offers some practical way to provide a personalised education progamme designed to enhance and enrich the learning of individuals with PMLD. A must have book for those working in education.
I believe effective training is vital to ensure the needs of people with PMLD are met. I am conducting research into the training needs of Learner Support Assistants working in Post 16 education for my MSc dissertation. I would love hear you thoughts on the type of training LSA’s should receive to ensure they support individuals with PMLD effectively.
In order to develop our understanding of the needs of individuals with PMLD this course will explore the importance of communication, look at attitudes and values and the impact of legislation as well as the importance of providing meaningful activities for individuals including sensory stories.
Tuesday 28 October 2014 London 9.30a.m. – 4.30p.m.
Thursday 20 November 2014 Derby 9.30a.m. – 4.30p.m.
We would love to see you!
The Users Guide to Non Verbal Communication for individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities has bee developed to support staff who are new to working in this area. To download you free copy please go to our website http://disabilitylearning.co.uk/ and subscribe.