• Michael Humphreys

What can we do to support children with Autism in education?


In this video, we speak to a number of fantastic experts with a focus on different elements of education and child development to share how their business look to focus on providing support particularly for children with autism. We speak with Eugene McLaughlin and talk about Early Years app that allows parents and teachers to track a child's development in their education and personal development and set milestones for the child to reach. We also speak with Fintan Connolly from TakeTen which is a stress management software. The software helps children to learn the skills of self regulation with their thoughts and emotions using bio feedback from an ear-clip measuring their heart rhythms. This software benefits students on the autism spectrum by supporting them with their emotions and shows them what their feelings are and give them a visual of how they are feeling. Next is Debbie Craig from Boop. With Boop, Debbie wanted to ensure for children with special educational needs, there was collaboration, inclusiveness and home school communication for parents and teachers to ensure the children had extra support to achieve mainstream tasks. We also speak with Sarah Ashfield from That Thing I Do. Her videos allow teachers to support the children in their class with regulating their emotions and ideas. This is important as a resource for children with autism and are also a great support research for parents. And finally, we speak with Charlotte Downing from Abilia. The business works closely with people with special needs and provides assistive tools to help them live richer and fuller lives through creating a structure for their daily lives, their communication skills and their environment. If you want to learn more about these fantastic businesses and organisations, visit their websites: TakeTen: http://www.letstaketen.com/ Boop: https://www.limejar.co.uk/boop/ Abilia: https://www.abilia.com/en We hope you enjoyed this video and it gave you an insight into the latest developments in assistive technology. Make sure to subscribe for more videos from us and hit the like button. We would also love to hear your thoughts in our comment section. To learn more about what we do and sign up to our portal, head over to our website for more information. https://www.dsaportal.co.uk/

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