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‘No Ticks - No Boxes’
Outstanding Practice in the Education of SLD/PMLD Learners

Two-day Forum

Led by Flo Longhorn with more than 15 Presenters

to be held at Swiss Cottage School Conference Centre, Central London

30 November and 1 December 2017


Presentation topics so far ...

  • A wandering minstrel with a squeeze box
  • Bio behaviours
  • Child/student centred approaches - whole school development
  • Engagement - new perspectives
  • Equals SLD/PMLD semi-formal curriculum
  • Experiential playfulness with elephants’ trunks and paper plates
  • Happiness and Life Satisfaction for the very special person
  • How do I know what I am feeling? Interoception
  • Immersive environments
  • Lilli Nielsen’s legacy - active learning, little rooms, resonance boards
  • Meaningful observations
  • No boxes, no ticks?
  • Outstanding school approaches from Chailey Heritage, Woodlands and Ashfield
  • Personalised assessment, personalised curricula - a whole school approach
  • Social justice and people with SLD/PMLD
  • Resonance boards - calling and responding
  • Schematic learning - supporting early development of repeated behaviours
  • Sensing the world around and forming secure attachments
  • The brain, neurology, sounds and music
  • Sensory science story of a star
  • ‘Teaching the unteachable: managing the unmanageable’- one school’s approach 

Forum people imagePresenters so far ...

Andrew Colley, Special Education Lecturer, University of East London
Becky Lyddon, Founder Sensory Spectacle, London
Ellen Croft, PMLD Curriculum Leader, Ashfield Academy, Leicester
Flo Longhorn, Principal Consultant in Special/Multisensory Education, Belgium
Helen Lane, Neurologic Music Therapist, Woodlands School, London
Dr James Galpin, Developmental Psychologist, The Bridge School, London
Joanna Grace, Author, Trainer and Founder of the Sensory Project, Cornwall
Jane Thistlethwaite (N.Z.), Teaching Fellow, Birmingham University
Keith Park, Independent Special Interactions Consultant, London
Les Staves, Very Special Maths Consultant, Leeds
Dr Maria Robinson, Early Years Author, Bedfordshire
Peter Imray, Special Educational Training and Advice, Bedfordshire
Phil Martin, Retired Special School Headteacher, Routes for Learning Wales
Sarah Hall, Founder Willows Sensory Service, Birmingham
Simon Yates and team, Chailey Heritage School, East Sussex
Spotlight on the work of Dr Lilli Nielsen in active learning, Denmark

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