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  Communication Passports – Part 2 (Resources) A communication passport is mainly aimed at non-verbal PMLD learners, but it could also be used with learners who are autistic.  There are lots of free resources available online to help you create a communication passport. CALL Scotland provides a series of freely downloadable templates in Microsoft PowerPoint…

It’s personal!

  Communication Passports – Part 1 Communication is a basic need.  Without it, life has less meaning.  With most of our PMLD learners communication should be their focus, so it makes sense to have a communication passport. Communication passports were developed by the Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning ‘CALL’ Centre by Sally Millar back in 1991. A book…

Autism aware

Autism Baselines There are so many tick lists out there, they are all over the internet.  Many of these sheets will tell you that a person is autistic or has autism. Our colleague Chris Barson (who has created many online courses for us) has a different approach to baseline information. However, it could still be…

An introduction to visual impairments

An Introduction to Visual Impairments £24 (Single Ticket) and part of the Sensory Loss Bundle – For learners with visual impairment the environment can be challenging. We look at the types of visual impairment, causes and their implications for learning. We provide practical strategies and ideas for classroom adaptations to support learners with a visual…

An introduction to hearing impairment

An Introduction to Hearing Impairment –  £24 (Single Ticket) and part of the Sensory Loss Bundle – A hearing impairment affects how a learner interacts with their environment. This course explains the types of hearing impairment, their causes and implications for learning. We provide practical strategies and ideas for classroom adaptations to support learners with…