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I have been a special needs practitioner/teacher for ten years--it is my passion! I have taught students who range from profound to moderate to severe learning difficulties. I also have a lot of experience teaching students who are on the Autism Spectrum. Most of the content that I teach focuses in the area of functional life skills, social skills and behavior modifications.

I have been a special needs practitioner/teacher for ten years--it is my passion! I have taught students who range from profound to moderate to severe learning difficulties. I also have a lot of experience teaching students who are on the Autism Spectrum. Most of the content that I teach focuses in the area of functional life skills, social skills and behavior modifications.
The Colour Monster story and activities
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The Colour Monster story and activities

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‘The Colour Monster’ is here to teach children about feelings, as each beautiful colour leads to an emotion. It will also help children build understanding and empathy towards others, as in the story the emotions are attached to deep descriptions of how the little Monster feels inside and how he is able to cope: Here is a snippet of what each colour means in this story: YELLOW – HAPPY BLUE – SAD RED – ANGER BLACK – FEAR GREEN – CALM PINK – LOVE The Budle includes: A simplified version of the story in widgit a matching feelings and colours activity a sentence building activity a document that includes images of the monster in the 7 different colours (you can print them and use them as puppets or decorate your class) Enjoy!
My Weekend News widgit Symbolised- ppt, Questions, answers for SLD Learners
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My Weekend News widgit Symbolised- ppt, Questions, answers for SLD Learners

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Looking for new ideas working on SLD Learners communication skills? My Weekend News session is a great resource, allowing your children to communicate and build sentences about their weekend news using symbols. The resource includes: -a ppt that you can use in circle time. Add your team’s picture and make it more interactive for your learners. 7 questions all widgit symbolised a great selection of answers for your students to choose from, all widgit symbolised.
Colourful Semantics activity pack (22 pics) Level 5 (Subject, Verb, Object, Place, Describe) SLD
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Colourful Semantics activity pack (22 pics) Level 5 (Subject, Verb, Object, Place, Describe) SLD

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This is a Colourful Semantics activity set Level 5 (Subject-Verb-Object- Place -Describe) Colourful Semantics Level 5 is an approach can be used with children with a range of Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Developing the use of nouns, verbs, prepositions and adjectives. Use this activity to help your children construct simple sentences. Colourful Semantics is a great way to support children who struggle to construct a sentence independently. The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence. For example, ‘who’ words are orange (10 in total), ‘what doing’ words (verbs) (11 in total) are yellow, ‘what’ words (26 in total) are green, ‘place’ words (17 in total) are blue and ‘describe’ words (10 in total). This helps children to learn about word types and word order and sentence structure. Using Colourful Semantics, your children will become more confident and independent in their sentence construction and supports communication in general. Colourful Semantics are a great way to help children construct and create complete sentences. It helps children to identify the correct order of a sentence This is a great activity to help children learn the importance of sentence structure and order and support communication by answering simple ‘Wh’ questions. There is an orange yellow, green, blue and purple coloured sentence strip under each picture. You can print, laminate and use velcro onto them. Use hard velcro onto the coloured sentence strip and soft velcro behind each coloured symbol. Can be transferred to written sentences and written language comprehension Can be carried out individually or in small groups.
I see ...Interactive Activity for SLD and MLD Learners in widgit software
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I see ...Interactive Activity for SLD and MLD Learners in widgit software

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I see … animal habitats activity Forming sentences is very important for SEN learners. This activity uses real-life pictures for easy recognition of animal habitats and sight words as sentence starters. This is also an activity to practice identifying the attributes of what, the number, and the color of a group of animals . There are 10 groups of animals. The student will match the corresponding picture to answer the questions - What? How Many? What Color? There are 2 ways to use this file: Print the pages and use the pages as a “cut and paste” activity. The students will use glue to paste the correct answers where necessary. Print all the pages on photo paper and laminate them. Cut out the pages containing the colors, numbers, and pictures. There are 3 pages that serve as boards for the types of answers (“what?”, “how many?”, “what color?”). Use hook and loop dots on the backside of each card and in the middle of each blank square on the boards as well as on each square containing the questions. Thus the activity can be reused as many times as needed.
''Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?'' story and activities for SEN learners  - widgit visuals
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''Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?'' story and activities for SEN learners - widgit visuals

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This classic children’s book has been transliterated into widgit visuals . SEN students can read, stick the visuals in the right page and view the pictured (colours and animals) makaton signs at the same time. The pack includes: ppt ‘‘Brown bear, Brown bear, What do you see?’’ story with widgit visuals and makaton signs Visuals to stick on the book Story mat Sequence the story activity Building sentences activity ‘‘I see a…’’
Colourful Semantics activity pack (34 pics) Level 2 for SLD learners
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Colourful Semantics activity pack (34 pics) Level 2 for SLD learners

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This is a Colourful Semantics activity set Level 2 (Subject-Verb) Use this activity to help your children construct simple sentences. Colourful Semantics is a great way to support children who struggle to write independently. The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence. For example, ‘who’ words are orange (9 in total), ‘what doing’ words (verbs) (20 in total) are yellow . This helps children to learn about word types and word order and sentence structure. Using Colourful Semantics, your children will become more confident and independent in their sentence construction. Colourful Semantics are a great way to help children construct and create complete sentences. It helps children to identify the correct order of a sentence This is a good activity to help children learn the importance of sentence structure and order. Learn to build sentences and develop your commenting skills. There is an orange and yellow coloured strip under each picture. You can print, laminate and use velcro onto them. Use hard velcro onto the coloured strip under the picture and soft velcro behind each coloured symbol. Please see the sentences below: The girl is jumping. The dog is sleeping. Te man is riding. The girl is drinking. The man is sleeping. The girl is riding. The lady is riding. The girl is playing. The boy is riding. The dog is swimming. The man is drinking. The lady is drinking. The boy is drinking. The cat is playing. The girl is climbing. The man is giving. The dog is eating. The lady is walking. The cat is eating. The girl is walking. The boy is painting. The lady is giving. The boy is singing. The girl is swimming. The monkey is drinking. the girl is writing. The lady is dancing. The bear is eating. The baby is playing. The man is dancing. The man is cooking. The girl is reading. The baby is crying. The lady is running.
From Head to Toe'' story and activities for SEN learners - widgit symbolised
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From Head to Toe'' story and activities for SEN learners - widgit symbolised

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‘‘From Head to Toe’’ is a colourful and energetic story that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes! Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive story, the animals of ‘‘From Head to Toe’’ invite young readers to copy their antics as they play. The pack includes: ppt ‘‘From head to toe’’ story widgit symbolised Visuals to stick on the book Story mat comprehensive activity - widgit symbolised Matching activity pictures to symbols Matching activity pictures to animal’s name
Autumn themed art - Step by step art seasion for SLD learners - Four Seasons Tree  widgit symbolised
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Autumn themed art - Step by step art seasion for SLD learners - Four Seasons Tree widgit symbolised

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Enjoy a four seasons tree template for year round drawing. This four seasons tree template lets students draw the stages of a tree throughout the seasonal changes. The template also includes space to add the right symbol so students can include a description of the tree as they create it. The resource includes: step by step directions on how to make the trees widgit symbols to add them on the creations
''Walking through the jungle'' in widgit software and activities for SEN (SLD) learners
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''Walking through the jungle'' in widgit software and activities for SEN (SLD) learners

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A popular book that is enhancing the wild animals vocabulary, through listening, singing, reading and discussing with the help of the book ‘‘Walking through the jungle’’ by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter and sung by Fred Penner. The resource includes: ppt ‘‘Walking through the jungle’’ story widgit symbolised Visuals to stick on the book Story mat Colourful semantics activity Building sentences activity Find the initial letter acivity all widgit symbolised! Enjoy!
Teen SEN Story "Matt gets wise" in widgit software  (Book and activities)
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Teen SEN Story "Matt gets wise" in widgit software (Book and activities)

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Are you struggling to find age appropriate Teen SEN stories? Not anymore! ‘‘Matt gets wise’’ is a book for young people with special educational needs (14-19) dealing with personal male hygiene. As a teacher of children with autism, personal hygiene tasks are a high priority on the school daily timetable. Dedicating time to personal hygiene books and activities as part of a routine, every day, is a good method of ensuring the children have regular time to learn these important skills. This book and its activities are a great resource to teach the importance of: washing hands getting dressed with clean clothes brushing teeth washing face using the shower washing under arms and using deodorant The pack includes: 1 PPP on the story Matt gets wise, with widgit symbols (SLD) 4 extension activities are included in this pack: 1:Writing task: Write up Andy’s advice to Matt - MLD level 2: Match the right statement from Andy’s advice with the right picture - SLD level 3: Connect the words with Pictures - SLD Level 4: Sequencing Story MLD, SLD Level 5: Fill the gaps MLD, SLD Level
''Elmer'' story and activities widgit symbolised for SLD  learners
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''Elmer'' story and activities widgit symbolised for SLD learners

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Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character. The Budle includes: A simplified version of the story widgit symbolised a word mat a sequence activity a comprehension activity a counting Elmer activity a document that includes images of Elmer and jungle animals (you can print them and use them as puppets or decorate your class) Enjoy! Read less
Guided reading:''New trainers'' and ''By the stream'' - stories & activities
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Guided reading:''New trainers'' and ''By the stream'' - stories & activities

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Are you looking for stories to practice reading comprehension skills? Chip and Kipper Stories, written by Roderick Hunt , provide a rich story context to help develop language comprehension and decoding skills. This pack of resources contains: New Trainers: ppt story widgit symbolised ppt story for MLD learners (no symbols) Comprehension activity widgit symbolised (8 questions in total) Comprehension activity - (no symbols) Colourful semantics activity By the stream: ppt story widgit symbolised ppt story for MLD learners (no symbols) Comprehension activity - no symbols Comprehension activity widgit symbolised
''Frozen'' Colourful Semantics pack Level 3 (21 in total)
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''Frozen'' Colourful Semantics pack Level 3 (21 in total)

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Use this activity to help your children construct simple sentences. ‘‘Frozen’’ Colourful Semantics pack is a fun way to support children who struggle to construct a sentence independently. The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence. For example, ‘who’ words are orange (5 in total), ‘what doing’ words (verbs) (15 in total) are yellow, ‘what’ words (30 in total) are green. This helps children to learn about word types and word order and sentence structure. Using Colourful Semantics, your children will become more confident and independent in their sentence construction. Colourful Semantics are a great way to help children construct and create complete sentences. It helps children to identify the correct order of a sentence This is a great activity to help children learn the importance of sentence structure and order and support communication by answering simple ‘Wh’ questions. There is an orange, yellow and green coloured sentence strip under each picture. You can print, laminate and use velcro onto them. Use hard velcro onto the coloured sentence strip and soft velcro behind each coloured symbol. Can be transferred to written sentences and written language comprehension Can be carried out individually or in small groups.
Peppa pig Colourful Semantics pack Level 3 (Who, What doing, What) (33 in total)
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Peppa pig Colourful Semantics pack Level 3 (Who, What doing, What) (33 in total)

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Use this activity to help your children construct simple sentences. Peppa pig Colourful Semantics pack is a fun way to support children who struggle to construct a sentence independently. The colour scheme relates to the types of words in a sentence. For example, ‘who’ words are orange (4 in total), ‘what doing’ words (verbs) (17 in total) are yellow, ‘what’ words (33 in total) are green. This helps children to learn about word types and word order and sentence structure. Using Colourful Semantics, your children will become more confident and independent in their sentence construction. Colourful Semantics are a great way to help children construct and create complete sentences. It helps children to identify the correct order of a sentence This is a great activity to help children learn the importance of sentence structure and order and support communication by answering simple ‘Wh’ questions. There is an orange, yellow and green coloured sentence strip under each picture. You can print, laminate and use velcro onto them. Use hard velcro onto the coloured sentence strip and soft velcro behind each coloured symbol. Can be transferred to written sentences and written language comprehension Can be carried out individually or in small groups.
Autumn Unit
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Autumn Unit

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This Autumn Bundle contains over 100 pages of materials specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This Bundle on the Autumn season addresses the characteristics of Autumn in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs. There are many opportunities for the learners to engage in repeated information on Autumn. This repetition encourages true understanding of the Autumn season. Finally, the two art sessions develop their visual memory, making learning meaningful and lasting! Enjoy!
All about Winter - story and activities widgit symbolised for SEN learners
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All about Winter - story and activities widgit symbolised for SEN learners

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This is a great story about Winter season widgit symbolised for SEN learners. Perfect for whole-class teaching, this PowerPoint features useful information about the: -Winter weather, -what is happening to living things, -what festivals are celebrated to help support your teaching on Winter. This file contains: PPP of the story with Widgit visuals Comprehension activity 1 ‘‘Building sentences’’ activity as extension activity All about Winter counting activity All about Winter addition activity
Building sentences - I see summer animals activity
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Building sentences - I see summer animals activity

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Building sentences- I see summer animals Forming sentences is very important for young learners or those with autism. This activity uses real-life pictures for easy recognition of common objects and sight words as sentence starters. It is perfect for early readers. This is also an activity to practice identifying the attributes of what, the number, and the color of a group of items. There are 10 groups of animals. The student will match the corresponding picture to answer the questions - What? How Many? What Color? There are 2 ways to use this file: Print the pages and use the pages as a “cut and paste” activity. The students will use glue to paste the correct answers where necessary. Print all the pages on photo paper and laminate them. Cut out the pages containing the colors, numbers, and pictures. There are 4 pages that serve as boards for the types of answers (“what?”, “how many?”, “what color?”). Use hook and loop dots on the backside of each card and in the middle of each blank square on the boards as well as on each square containing the questions. Thus the activity can be reused as many times as needed.
Feelings and Emotions (made up story activity) - How did Laura feel?
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Feelings and Emotions (made up story activity) - How did Laura feel?

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Another adapted made up story activity to teach kids about emotions and feelings. Instill a love of reading, model fluency, and introduce new genres of stories to your students with adapted made up stories. You can laminate the story and add velcro on the squares. The last page includes a visual board of emotions. You can use the file both ways: Print the pages and use the pages as a “cut and paste” activity. The students will use glue to paste the correct answers where necessary. Print all the pages on photo paper and laminate them. Cut out the pages containing the feelings. Use Velcro on the back side of each card and in the middle of each blank square on the story pages. Thus the activity can be reused as many times as needed.
''The very lazy ladybird'' in widgit software and activities for SEN learners
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''The very lazy ladybird'' in widgit software and activities for SEN learners

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‘‘The very lazy ladybird’’ is a great book to work on building up vocabulary, sequencing, and answering questions. The very lazy ladybird likes to sleep all day and all night. And because she sleeps all day and all night, she doesn’t know how to fly. One day, she decides she wants to sleep somewhere else, so hops onto a kangaroo, but that’s too bouncy, the tiger is too noisy… but the elephant’s trunk is great. ppt ‘‘The very lazy ladybird’’ story with widgit visuals Visuals to stick on the book Story mat Comprehension activity. Sequence activity
Colourful Semantics Stage 2
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Colourful Semantics Stage 2

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Colourful semantics literacy programme - Stage 2 This resource uses the concept of colourful semantics, paired with the Living Language stages of language development. The words used in the pack are form the Living Language starter programme and aim to help children put words in the correct order in a sentence. The child is given a cue picture and a coloured sentence strip with matching coloured symbols.