Getting started!!! Using visual systems to promote communication

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting children with a range of disabilities. For example, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. It discusses a range of visual communication systems they can use at home and school to develop the child’s communication skills. Strategies for promoting the child’s speech and language skills have also been provided. Accompanying the booklet is a DVD which demonstrates the use of the visual communication systems.

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Getting started!!! Using visual systems to promote play

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting children with a range of disabilities. For example, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. It discusses a range of visual communication systems and strategies that can be used at home to develop your child’s play skills. Accompanying the booklet is a DVD which demonstrates the use of the discussed strategies.

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Getting started!!! Using visual systems to support the development of self-esteem

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting children with a range of disabilities. For example, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. It provides a range of strategies to build the student’s self-esteem and resilience.

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Getting started: Balanced timetable the key to student engagement

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting children with a range of disabilities. For example, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. This resource aims to re-engage students who are at risk of disengaging or have disengaged from school.

Waldron, K, Steer, M and Bhargava, D (2006) Teaching Students with Sensory Impairments: Strategies for mainstream teachers. [Online at: 

http://www.trinity.edu/org/sensoryimpairments/index.htm

This project is the result of an international, collaborative effort among educators in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, who work with students with vision or hearing impairments. The aim of the website is to provide a resource for professionals, parents, and university students involved in fully including students with sensory impairments in our educational systems. The main links from the home page include:

  • Inclusion
  • Definitions, Identification, and Professionals
  • Technological and Medical Interventions
  • Teaching Strategies and Accommodations
  • Social Skills
  • Counseling
  • Activities
  • Working with Families
  • Research and Reflections
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Getting started!!! Using visual systems to provide positive behaviour support

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting children with a range of disabilities. For example, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. This booklet looks at ways of recognising, interpreting and managing the student’s challenging behaviour in proactive ways.

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Getting started: Rainbow of emotions and emotional management

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting children with a range of disabilities. For example, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADD/ADHD and Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. The aim of this booklet is to help the student identify, express and manage their emotions in a socially acceptable manner by using the Rainbow of Emotions App for the iPad on the iTunes App Store (available here).

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Crime Prevention Education: Helping Children with Intellectual Disabilities make Smart Choices

Crime Prevention Education: Helping Children with Intellectual Disabilities make Smart Choices has been produced with funding received by School for Parents (Carson Street School) from 2015 SGIO Community Grants Program. The free resource has been developed for educators who support children with Intellectual Disabilities. The aim of this educational resource is to deter criminal behaviour in children with Intellectual Disabilities through developing their understanding of the concept of right vs. wrong, learning how to choose the right friends and stay away from the wrong people.

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Getting started!!! Supporting and guiding communication development of students who are pre-intentional and intentional communicators

This free downloadable booklet has been written for parents, child care professionals, educators and health professionals supporting students with profound Intellectual disability and suggest proactive ways to promote communication skill development within the classroom.

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GETTING STARTED!!! Developing a Positive Identity

Using visual strategies to support and guide the development of a positive sense of identity in students with intellectual disabilities has been produced with funding received by School for Parents from the non-Government Centre Support for Non-School Organisations of Western Australia.  This practical resource aims to educate, enable and empower educators with information about actively supporting students with disabilities develop and maintain a positive sense of identity, so that they can reach their full potential.

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Making changes through goal setting

Dolly Bhargava’s workbook was written for a workshop on goal setting generally, but it is also beneficial for people looking at goal setting in the education environment

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Making changes through goal setting

This resource by Dolly Bhargava provides parents with the latest information on the variety of support plans used in WA government schools.

Included at the back are several example Individual Education Plans for a child’s academic, emotional and social needs.

There is also a plan to support a child with toileting assistance needs.

You can pick up a hard copy of this guide at your local Disability Services Commission office – Perth metro and Regional WA offices have them available for distribution.

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