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I want to share material that I have created over many years of teaching pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties. This will include guidance on teaching drama, ICT and working with pupils with more complex and profound needs

I want to share material that I have created over many years of teaching pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties. This will include guidance on teaching drama, ICT and working with pupils with more complex and profound needs
A Midsummer Night's Dream: A scheme for retelling the play to pupils with SEN
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: A scheme for retelling the play to pupils with SEN

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This guidance gives suggestions for teachers to deliver seven connected drama sessions together with general advice on the principles behind this adaptation. Although originally the document was written to support teaching secondary age pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties, the content could be used to teach pupils of all ages across the spectrum of learning difficulties as well as in mainstream settings.
Hamlet: Performance Script for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties
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Hamlet: Performance Script for pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties

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A script that was written for a cast of 11 secondary age pupils with autism and severe learning difficulties as part of the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival. The final performance lasted for approximately 20 minutes. The play incorporated Makaton signing, mime and action, dance, 'call and response' as well as pupils using adapted lines from the play as well.
Suggestions on performing Shakespeare for SEN pupils
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Suggestions on performing Shakespeare for SEN pupils

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Two page simple guidance to help drama teachers who are considering putting on adapted version of Shakespeare's plays for secondary-age pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism. Guidance first placed online at the Shakespeare Schools Festival website www.ssf.uk.com
As You Like It (2016): Simple script and castlist using Widgit symbols
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As You Like It (2016): Simple script and castlist using Widgit symbols

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This simplified version of Shakespeare's play uses symbols taken from the Widgit programme 'Communicate in Print'. It is intended that the script will help actors who have autism and severe learning difficulties to read and recall lines more easily during the rehearsal process. This resource can be used as a companion piece to the performance script, 'As You Like It (2016)' . Also included is a simple cast list of the characters in the play. Each character is represented by a large symbol. These can be used to help actors during the rehearsal process.