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Your classroom

"I feel" cards

Children who are unable or unwilling to verbalise their feelings may find it easier to use cards which indicate their current mood. Here are some cards you can downnload and print out to support communication

ADHD and fidgeting

Some suggestions on how to support students with ADHD and hyperactivity and fidgeting

ADHD and following directions

Some suggestions on how to support students with ADHD to follow directions

ADHD and impulsivity

Some suggestions on how to support a pupil with ADHD to manage impulsivity

ADHD and interrupting

Some suggestions on how to support students with ADHD to reduce interruptions

ADHD and the class environment

3 tips to set up your class for pupils with ADHD

ASD and managing behaviour

Some suggestions on how to support the behaviour of children with autism spectrum disorders

ASD and use of languaage

Some suggestions on language you should use when engaging children with ASD

Action checklist for transition to school

Here is a short checklist of things to consider when supporting children with disabilities as they transition into or within a school.

Activity cards

Using cards as visual aids to support pupils to articulate or understand schedules, activities and timelines can be very effective. Here are a set of cards which describe various activities that can be used in a variety of ways including timelines or as communciation aids.

Activity clock template

Helping children understand how long activities take or when they start and finish is an important way of building their confidence in the classroom. Use this template to support children to understand the schedule in your classroom.

Assistive technologies to support dyslexia

Some ideas on assistive technology that is available to support students with dyslexia

Autism - Approaches and strategies

Signposting to strategies, approaches and interventions to support individuals with Autism

Children with ASD and understanding

Some tips on how to make sure children with autism spectrum disorders understadn what you are saying

Communicating with children with disabilities

Communicating effectively is at the heart of delivering inclusive education. Here are a few tips on ways of communicating with and engaging pupils with disabilities

Communication and students with autism

A short guide to understanding how to communicate effectively with students with autism

Communication passport

A communciation passport can be a great tool to help you communcate with children who cannot speak up for themselves

Creating a positive behaviour and behaviour management policy

A behaviour management policy is a great tool to have in your school to support the school comunity's understanding of how to approach behaviour challenges within the school environment

Creating inclusive school rules

School rules are an important part of the day, but these need to be accessible, achievable and understood by all.

Days of the week cards

Using visual aids to support children's understanding of the schedule and strucutre of the week can be an effective way of supporting communication and engagement. Use these cards on timelines or as communication cards.n

Distractibility and children with ADHD

Some suggestions on how to support children with ADHD who are easily distracted

Down's Syndrome and toilet training

A guide to suppport toilet training in students to support their attendance at school

Dysgraphia in the classroom

Some foundation suggestions on how to support children with Dysgraphia in the classroom

Dyslexia in the classroom

Some tips to help you support children with dyslexia in the classroom

Engaging children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Some suggestions on how to communciate and engage children on the autistic spectrum

Feelings chart

A visual aid to help children express their feelings in a non-verbal way

Fun activities to build communication skills

Here are some fun activities you can use with children to help build their understanding of and ability to communicate.

Gesture cards

Using gestures and signs to articulate common words and needs can support communication with individuals with disabilities who are unable or unwilling to speak

How to create an inclusive classroom

Inclusive classrooms lie at the heart of accessible education - find out how to make your classroom inclusive

Individual Behaviour Plan

Behaviour plans are important tools which allow you to create expectations and understandings between pupils, parents and the school. Use this template to start to develop a behaviour plan in collaboration with individuals, their circle of support and school staff.

Individual Education Plan template

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a comprehensive tool that can be used to understand the needs, develop a learning journey and succeed in realising the potential of pupils with disabilities. Here is a plan that you can use and develop for use in your own classroom to use with your pupils.

Lower Primary: getting to know you classroom activities

Creating positive relationships between pupils in your class is an important part of creating an inclusive classroom. Here are some ideas you can use for lower primary age children.

Multisensory learning and dyslexia

Some tips on multisensory learning approaches for the classroom

Positive two-way Communication with students with learning disabilities

Some suggestions on how to create positive two-way communication take place between you and students with learning disabilities

Positively supporting a child with ADHD in the classroom

A short guide on supporting children with ADHD in the classroom.

Pre-school: getting to know you classroom activities

Creating positive relationships between pupils in your class is an important part of creating an inclusive classroom. Here are some ideas you can use for pre-school age children.

Students with ADHD and structuring the school day

Some suggestions on how to support students with ADHD and the structure of the school day

Students with dyspraxia in the classroom

A guide to supporting students with dyspraxia in your classroom

Supporting an individual with cerebral palsy to eat

Children with cerebral palsy may need to be supported to eat so they can access schooling, here are some ways they can be assisted

Supporting pupils with Asperger's in the classroom

A short guide on supporting students with Asperger's in the classroom

Supporting students with dyslexia in the classroom

Some suggested teaching methods to support children with dyslexia in the classroom

Supporting students with learning disabilities in the classroom

A guide to supporting students with learning disabilities in your classroom

Supporting the behaviour of children with autism

A guide to supporting the behaviour of children with autism within schools

Teaching methods that support students with ADHD

Some suggested teaching methods to support pupils with ADHD

The M&M Challenge - pupil engagement activity

An accessible activity for the classroom in which pupils can get to know more about each other and understand each other more

The cup game - pupil engagement activity

Activities which are accessible to the whole class are important to build an inclusive classroom. The Cup Game is an activity that is not only inclusive, but can also teach inclusive responses.

Transitions action plan template

To support children in transition, whether into school or within school, an agreed plan is an invaluable tool you can use to ease the challenges of change. Download and use this template to support individuals to experience change positively.

Upper Primary and Secondary: getting to know you classroom activities

Creating positive relationships between pupils in your class is an important part of creating an inclusive classroom. Here are some ideas you can use for upper primary or secondary age children.

Use of language about disability

The words we use matter - they can empower or weaken those who we are talking to and working with. Here are some tips on how to use language to engage and support.

We are all unique - pupil engagement activity

An accessible activity which both teaches inclusion and is inclusive in itself