New Book - Very Special Maths by Les Staves

Les Staves bookThere is a great deal of mathematics even before numbers and this book is about much more than its title implies. It explores important aspects at the roots of life learning for PMLD - SLD and Autistic children or adults. All of them are sensory learners and some are becoming aware of practical number. This is about learning that the conventional curriculum forgot to include.

It starts at the sensory beginnings and takes a journey through aspects of play, communication and forms of thinking. It uses many examples of interaction with all kinds of very special children.

You can find the book at .

That link will also show you the eResources tab which leads on to a great deal of extra complementary online reading. It can also be found by typing 'very special maths Routledge' into your favourite search engine.

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Sensory Spectacle Workshops and Events


FEEL IT is a workshop that teaches all about Sensory Processing Disorder.

Parents, professionals and students on this workshop will learn:

- the importance of our senses,
- why we need them for learning,
- what Sensory Processing Disorder is (SPD),
- how we can recognise characteristics of SPD,
- how it might feel with our immersive environments,
- strategies and ideas to begin supporting children and adults with SPD.

DO IT Workshops

This workshop follows on from our FEEL IT workshop.

Once you have gained the confidence to identify a child or adults 'over-riding' sensory needs you need to feel confident in knowing how best you can support them in all environments.

This workshop will show you how to create personalised plans and strategies to support people with Sensory Processing Difficulties.

You will learn:

- how we can focus on personalising sensory support
- why we need to provide opportunities to support self-regulation
- practical & fun strategies to support all 7 sensory systems
- how to create a plan to support someone you care for
- the importance of being flexible in providing SPD care

These workshops can be booked as in-house training or you can book onto one of our pre-planned dates. You can book on our website here - .

2019 Pre-planned Workshop Dates

Course timing: 9.45am - 3pm

​​​​​​​​Dates - Locations - Cost

1st October - FEEL IT, Leyland - £85
3rd October - FEEL IT, Manchester - £85
10th October - FEEL IT, Kent- £85
15th October - FEEL IT, Doncaster - £85
29th October - FEEL IT, Carlisle - £85
8th November - FEEL IT, Durham - £85
14th November - FEEL IT, Sheffield - £85
15th November - DO IT, Sheffield - £100
5th December - FEEL IT, Leicester - £85

You MUST book in advance - see

Contact us to book via an invoice here

For more information, contact:

Becky Lyddon
Sensory Spectacle Founder
+44(0)776 362 0636

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Training Opportunities from The Sensory Project

with Jo Grace

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Jo Grace tourTraining Course summaries: 

Ambitious and Inclusive Sensory Story Telling - unpacks the wonders of sensory stories and teaches you how you can do even more with them than might first be apparent.

Sensory Engagement for Mental Well Being - teaches you simple sensory strategies you can use immediately to support mental health for people with complex disabilities.

Sensory Engagement for Sensory Beings: A Beginners Guide - is an introduction to teaching or engaging people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, ideal for anyone in their first 1-3 yrs of supporting Sensory Beings.

The Counter Intuitive Sensory Course - is for people who are experienced at supporting individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities. It will challenge you to extend what you do and invite you to become even more creative - jump into the Large Hadron Collider of Ideas!

Develop Your Sensory Lexiconary - Teaches you the development of seven sensory systems and how you can use this knowledge to better support engagement and mental well being for people with complex disabilities.

The Super Sensory Lexiconary - is a two day extravaganza of the Lexiconary covering extra senses and with fantastic guest speakers.

All of the above are suitable for parents and practitioners supporting individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Exploring the Impact the Senses have on Behaviour - does exactly what it says on the tin and is suitable for anyone supporting someone whose behaviour is impacted by their sensory experiences.

For more information, visit The Sensory Projects web site.

Flo Publications Limited attempts to maintain information about resources that can be used in special edutaion training environments. Where the resources are freely available, users can download the PDF files of the resources. Where the resources are protected by copyright, we will offer a brief summary of the resource and a link to the web where more information can be found and possible access to the resource. We welcome contributions from the special education community! FPL also promotes courses and training events hosted by colleagues and partners working with the special education community. We also provide links to, and can recommend, training opportunities provided by several associates.