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Evidence Based Decision Making with Gary Aubin

The SENDcast

Release Date: 05/26/2022

Eating and the Senses with Joanna Grace show art Eating and the Senses with Joanna Grace

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We are ending the school year with Joanna Grace who joins Dale to discuss Eating the Senses. Eating is such an emotive subject and the difficulties people with sensory differences have around eating cause enormous stress and upset at home and at school. Listen to understand the sensory components of eating and find out how to support children to ensure the sensory experience isn’t so overwhelming.   About Joanna Grace Joanna Grace is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, doctoral researcher, author, trainer, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects.   ...

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Making Mindfulness Fun with Katie White show art Making Mindfulness Fun with Katie White

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Anxiety levels have increased and learning practical solutions for decreasing anxiety results in happier, healthier children. Mindfulness is a great tool to use in classrooms to do this by pausing, recognising surroundings and bringing everyone into the present moment. In this week’s episode Katie White, Embodied Wellness Practitioner, joins Dale to discuss making mindfulness fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated and Katie takes us through: - the benefits of mindfulness - how mindfulness doesn’t always need to be about sitting still and focusing on the breath, how it can - be...

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Helping Children to Listen with Sarah Billingham show art Helping Children to Listen with Sarah Billingham

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Listening is a fundamental skill to be able to develop language and to access learning in the classroom. There are a number of foundation skills which build a child’s ability to listen in the classroom.   We spend a lot of time expecting or telling children to listen, but do they actually know what ‘listening’ is?   Sarah Billingham joins Dale in this week’s episode to discuss helping children to listen. This podcast is one that everyone can relate to whether it’s children not listening to parents or partners not listening to each other. We discuss the...

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Reading, Phonics, and Dyslexic Profile with Charlie Pitt Miller show art Reading, Phonics, and Dyslexic Profile with Charlie Pitt Miller

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Phonics have been around for years and are successful, BUT they don’t work for all pupils, and they aren’t the only way to teach reading. Only 75% of children leave KS1 able to read well enough to access KS2 effectively (91% passed the phonic screen by Y2) * The ultimate goal is for children to have a bank of words in their long-term memory that they can read fluently when they see them, and phonics is a part of that journey. If you don’t ‘get phonics’ by the end of year one the chances of phonics supporting reading attainment by the end of KS1, no matter how much quality...

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Sensory Development and Sensory Engagement with Joanna Grace show art Sensory Development and Sensory Engagement with Joanna Grace

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Our senses are fascinating. A particularly interesting area to explore is the development of the sensory systems and how this effects cognition, engagement and mental health. Today, Joanna Grace joins Dale for our 100th episode to discuss Sensory Development and Sensory Engagement. Having an understanding of sensory development can help you to connect with those who have profound disabilities. It can be another tool in the tool kit of a sensory detective, working out why a particular sensation bothers some but not others. Listen to hear the impact sensory stimulation has on development...

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What drives our youngsters to self-harm with Alison Knowles show art What drives our youngsters to self-harm with Alison Knowles

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Trigger warning – this podcast discusses self-harm which is a difficult subject, but has never been more important to address. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences. They may feel a short-term sense of release but the cause of the distress is unlikely to have gone away.  In this emotive podcast Alison Knowles joins me to discuss ‘What drives our youngsters to self-harm’. During the conversation we talk about why children are self-harming in all its forms,...

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Paperless SENCO with Ginny Bootman show art Paperless SENCO with Ginny Bootman

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Are you one of those making their annual pilgrimage to WHSmith to choose your new diary? Gone are the days of having to lug a filing cabinet’s worth of paperwork to each meeting or locating the right USB. We are all creatures of habit but there’s no better time to make the move to digital, otherwise you risk getting left behind. Ginny Bootman joins Dale in this week’s episode ‘Paperless SENCO’ to take us through her journey as a SENCO from being paper heavy to become paperless. This podcast will unpick simple ways to save your time and make everything run more smoothly in your...

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Physical Aspects of Autism with Rachel Jackson show art Physical Aspects of Autism with Rachel Jackson

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Whilst there is significant research and discussion around the psychological and behavioural aspects of autism, most parents/carers have little information around what might be happening at a physiological level. Rachel Jackson joins the podcast today to discuss her first-hand experience of the physical aspects of autism and their implications. Rachel has researched and explored theories that have helped to support her son, including those that tackle some of the sensory experiences that often accompany autism.  Listen to this episode to find out about sensory needs, vagus nerve...

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Evidence Based Decision Making with Gary Aubin show art Evidence Based Decision Making with Gary Aubin

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About Gary Aubin Gary Aubin is the SEND Content Specialist for the Educational Endowment Foundation and Director of SEND for a multi-academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools. With a strong mindset of inclusion, his work as Director of SEND has supported schools out of Special Measures and towards Outstanding for their SEND provision. Alongside SEND duties, he has written The Lone SENDCO: questions and answers for the busy SENDCO and writes the SENDMatters.co.uk blog. He tweets @SENDMattersUK. He is a contributing author to Great Expectations by David...

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Pupil Voice and Choice Making with Sarah-Jane Critchley  show art Pupil Voice and Choice Making with Sarah-Jane Critchley

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About Sarah-Jane Critchley Sarah-Jane is an Author, Speaker, Consultant and Coach from Different Joy Partnership. She was previously the Programme Manager for over 10 years at the Autism Education Trust. Pupils with autism often struggle with attending school for a number of reasons. Her daughter Beth is autistic and also suffers from migraines which meant from Year 3 onwards she missed a lot of school and missed over 50% of her GCSE classes, eventually dropping out of school in year 12. Contact Sarah-Jane: Twitter: @SarahJaneCritch Instagram: Facebook: Useful Links ...

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About Gary Aubin

Gary Aubin is the SEND Content Specialist for the Educational Endowment Foundation and Director of SEND for a multi-academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools. With a strong mindset of inclusion, his work as Director of SEND has supported schools out of Special Measures and towards Outstanding for their SEND provision. Alongside SEND duties, he has written The Lone SENDCO: questions and answers for the busy SENDCO and writes the SENDMatters.co.uk blog. He tweets @SENDMattersUK. He is a contributing author to Great Expectations by David Bartram OBE and wrote the Understanding the SENDCO role course for Guide Education. A former pastoral leader and still a practising secondary teacher, Gary completed his Masters in Special and Inclusive Education at the UCL Institute of Education. 

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Website: www.educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk 

Twitter: @SENDMattersUK