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Martin Burrett

Children with dyspraxia anxious and downhearted - 1 views

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    "Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) - often referred to as dyspraxia - suffer much higher levels of emotional distress than their classmates and are frequently anxious and downhearted, new research highlighted at the ESRC Festival of Social Science shows.

    In the UK between 5-6 per cent of children are affected by DCD."
Martin Burrett

UKEdMag: Journeys in SEN: The Lift Off by @Tackela - 1 views

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    "The start of a new term and in walks little Johnny! It's his first day in a SEN school. He doesn't bite his nails though but he fidgets, fiddles and drifts off into early morning daydreams. Our quest as teacher and TA then begins. How do we reel him in? How do we get him to be here… with us?"
Martin Burrett

When do speech difficulties in children matter for literacy? - 1 views

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    A new study found that speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age.

    Researchers confirmed that early language impairment that co-occurs with speech difficulties predicts poor literacy skills at both 5½ and 8 years of age. Having a family history of dyslexia had a small but significant effect on literacy at both ages, above and beyond the effects of speech and language...
Martin Burrett

UKED Magazine - June 2015 - 5 views

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    Read the open access magazine online. This month's issue has a 'Learning For All' theme, with articles about special education, inclusion, behaviour management, feedback techniques, and EdTech for your lessons.
Martin Burrett

Sounding Board - 3 views

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    This is a useful choosing board Apple app to help with communication. Make your boards using the preloaded images or take photos to make your own. Record a word or phrase which is played as each button is pushed. Download the app at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/soundingboard/id390532167.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Special+Educational+Needs
Martin Burrett

ICTmagic Show Online Magazine - Jan 2012 - 8 views

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    The January issue of the ICTmagic Show online magazine is out, full of my favourite recent finds and how you can use them in your class.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/%2AICTmagic+Show
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