Autism Spectrum Teacher

Autism Spectrum Teacher

Latest Episodes

#12 Understanding Autism and Learning
June 18, 2020

The pandemic has had a challenging impact on us all. I have needed to pivot to ensure the security of the podcast and other projects I run as Autism Spectrum Teacher. This is the first of a mini-series introducing the new online courses offering you i...

#11 Ideas to help children at home during the COVID-19 crisis
April 10, 2020

This is a live recording from a Facebook Live I hosted this week. It took place in a group aimed at general support through the Covid-19 Crisis, in the island of Jersey, where I am from. I took this opportunity to talk to parents and carers about poten...

#10 Learning through technology with Zafer Elcik Co-Founder of Otsimo
March 26, 2020

Zafer Elcik is the Co Founder of the Otsimo app, which has over 100 educational games created specifically with the needs of autistic learners in mind.  It was great to speak to Zafer as my special guest in this episode of the podcast,

#9 The need to chew! Supporting sensory needs with Jenny McLaughlan, founder of Chewigem
March 04, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, it was a pleasure to speak with Jenny McLaughlan, the founder of Chewigem, a support community for different sensory needs. Chewigem have designed and created a range of chewing,

#8 Enhancing communication opportunities: Autism and learning disabilities
February 19, 2020

In this episode, I discuss and pose questions about enhancing opportunities for communication and interaction of those with autism and complex needs. This is through adapting the environment, our teaching approach and resources, both at school and home.

#7 Supporting reading with Angela Charalambous from the Workshop Reading Centre
February 05, 2020

Angela Charalambous, a reading specialist from the Workshop Reading Centre in Johannesburg discusses strategies to support a child to enjoy reading and feel more confident.

#6 Anxiety in autism with Jane Crawford and Helen Cottell
January 22, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Jane Crawford and Helen Cottell from the West Sussex County Council Autism and Social Communication Team. They have recently put together an evidence based guide to anxiety in autism with Sebastian Gaigg fro...

#5: Autism and early intervention with Haia Ironside
January 08, 2020

In this episode, myself and experienced early years, special needs teacher Haia Ironside, discuss important themes to consider in autism early intervention.

#4: Success Stories: The impact of visual resources for autistic children
April 07, 2019

I share success stories of experiences where visual resources have had a big impact on autistic children's understanding and this has helped with their communication, independence and learning.

#3: All aboard! Autism and special interests with Richard Semmens and the Engine Shed
March 07, 2019

Richard Semmens discusses the impact of the special interest group 'The Engine Shed' on the community and the importance of using special interests in engaging children and young people with autism.