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Using Play to Communicate

It can be difficult to understand and communicate exactly what we are feeling, especially for children, or for people with special educational needs. Play gives children and adults the opportunity to express emotional and psychological issues in a relaxed and safe environment. This course is designed to give you an introduction to using play for communication.

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Bullying, what is it, why does it happen and what to do about it.

Nobody deserves to be bullied. Bullying is bad for everyone involved – most importantly, the person who is bullied, who does not choose for this to happen to them. This course explains what bullying is, why people bully, what the impact is on the victim, and how to prevent it happening in the school or context.

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It is easy to forget, but the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities have challenges of their own to face.

This is a group often overlooked or who are called upon to make compromises. This course looks at some of the emotional, physical and social pressures on siblings, what educators should be aware of, and what support might be needed.

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Text and Reading

This mini course discusses how small changes in the font, size and colour of text can make a huge difference to the reader. Improve the reading in your classroom by learning more about presenting text.

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How to create sensory safe spaces.

This course will teach you how to create sensory safe spaces that give people a break from sensory overload. We discuss why safe spaces are needed, when people need to use them, and how to make them work for you and your pupils.

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Caregivers and Grief

Parents and other caregivers can experience grief when caring for their loved one.

This course is for any professional, service provider and lay person wanting to understand how and why grief is experienced, and what that might mean for any interactions you might have with them.

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Debriefing after an incident, getting it right

This course takes you through the debriefing process following an incident with a pupil. It looks at what a debrief is, how to conduct one and why it is so vital to get it right.

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Improve access to learning with your pupils

This course helps teaching staff to make school and lessons more inclusive and accessible by engaging pupils in making change.

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How to work with parents of children with specific needs

This course helps you to build strong working relationships with the parents of children with specific needs.

It will help you understand parents better and develop structured ways of working together.

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Creating a more accessible learning environment

Often only small changes are needed to make a big difference to how your students behave and learn in the classroom. This course gives you the tools you need to make positive changes that will help you and your pupils, with the resources you have available.

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