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The SENDcast is a weekly podcast focusing on Special Educational Needs, it is an amazing way to keep up to date with all the different areas within SEN, best practices and to improve your knowledge around SEND.

The SENDcast is a weekly podcast focusing on Special Educational Needs, it is an amazing way to keep up to date with all the different areas within SEN, best practices and to improve your knowledge around SEND.

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United Kingdom

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The SENDcast is a weekly podcast focusing on Special Educational Needs, it is an amazing way to keep up to date with all the different areas within SEN, best practices and to improve your knowledge around SEND.

Twitter:

@thesendcast

Language:

English


Episodes

Sensory Development and Sensory Engagement with Joanna Grace

6/23/2022
Our senses are fascinating. A particularly interesting area to explore is the development of the sensory systems and how this effects cognition, engagement and mental health. Today, Joanna Grace joins Dale for our 100 episode to discuss Sensory Development and Sensory Engagement. Having an understanding of sensory development can help you to connect with those who have profound disabilities. It can be another tool in the tool kit of a sensory detective, working out why a particular...

Duration:01:03:05

What drives our youngsters to self-harm with Alison Knowles

6/16/2022
Trigger warning – this podcast discusses self-harm which is a difficult subject, but has never been more important to address. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences. They may feel a short-term sense of release but the cause of the distress is unlikely to have gone away. In this emotive podcast Alison Knowles joins me to discuss ‘What drives our youngsters to self-harm’....

Duration:00:57:27

Paperless SENCO with Ginny Bootman

6/9/2022
Are you one of those making their annual pilgrimage to WHSmith to choose your new diary? Gone are the days of having to lug a filing cabinet’s worth of paperwork to each meeting or locating the right USB. We are all creatures of habit but there’s no better time to make the move to digital, otherwise you risk getting left behind. Ginny Bootman joins Dale in this week’s episode ‘Paperless SENCO’ to take us through her journey as a SENCO from being paper heavy to become paperless. This...

Duration:01:30:38

Physical Aspects of Autism with Rachel Jackson

6/2/2022
Whilst there is significant research and discussion around the psychological and behavioural aspects of autism, most parents/carers have little information around what might be happening at a physiological level. Rachel Jackson joins the podcast today to discuss her first-hand experience of the physical aspects of autism and their implications. Rachel has researched and explored theories that have helped to support her son, including those that tackle some of the sensory experiences that...

Duration:01:08:35

Evidence Based Decision Making with Gary Aubin

5/26/2022
About Gary Aubin Gary Aubin is the SEND Content Specialist for the Educational Endowment Foundation and Director of SEND for a multi-academy trust, having worked as a SENDCO in mainstream primary and secondary schools. With a strong mindset of inclusion, his work as Director of SEND has supported schools out of Special Measures and towards Outstanding for their SEND provision. Alongside SEND duties, he has written The Lone SENDCO: questions and answers for the busy SENDCO and writes the...

Duration:01:20:21

Pupil Voice and Choice Making with Sarah-Jane Critchley

5/19/2022
About Sarah-Jane Critchley Sarah-Jane is an Author, Speaker, Consultant and Coach from Different Joy Partnership. She was previously the Programme Manager for over 10 years at the Autism Education Trust. Pupils with autism often struggle with attending school for a number of reasons. Her daughter Beth is autistic and also suffers from migraines which meant from Year 3 onwards she missed a lot of school and missed over 50% of her GCSE classes, eventually dropping out of school in year...

Duration:01:39:49

*Special Episode* Response to the SEND Review with Lorraine Petersen OBE

5/13/2022
Last week Lorraine Petersen OBE joined Dale in the studio to deliver a presentation on the SEND Green Paper. It was a fantastic summary of the 104 page document which has helped SENCOs save time and understand the key points and implications for schools. We’ve turned the session recording into a special edition podcast so that you can listen anytime, anywhere. A chance to listen to the presentation, discussion and the questions and answers - it is around 2 hours long, so be...

Duration:02:01:08

How Laughter and Playfulness can be used to help reduce Anxiety with Katie White

5/12/2022
When it comes to mental health we often feel like we need the support of a professional. Of course, some children do require specialist support from counsellors, psychologists, or social workers, but for children who are experiencing low levels of anxiety - play may be the answer. This Mental Health Awareness week I am joined by a new guest on the podcast, Katie White! Katie is an Embodied Wellness Practitioner and founder of The Best Medicine. In this episode we discuss How Laughter...

Duration:01:00:38

Homework - Risk and Return with Fintan O'Regan

5/5/2022
3 times as longAre we expecting too much? “I think it's disadvantaging more in terms of self-esteem and attitude, because when they go in next day, they haven't been able to do the same thing in the same way as other people, and they're often getting penalised for it.” Fintan O’Regan alternative options About Fintan O'Regan Fintan was the Head teacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19...

Duration:01:06:52

SLCN - Implementation and making the best use of resources with Wendy Lee

4/28/2022
7.6% of all children have got developmental language disorder, that's two or three in every classroom. The Bercow Review (2018) highlighted ongoing and significant challenges for children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in terms of available support and diminishing resources. More than ever, it is important we maximise what we have available for the greatest impact. In this week’s podcast we discuss how to make best use of resources to meet the needs of pupils...

Duration:00:57:47

Sensory Stories with Joanna Grace

4/21/2022
Do you remember many of your lessons at school? If you do, they’re likely to be memorable due to a multisensory element such as a Bunsen burner. When you have a sensory experience the different processes in our brains are activated and you are then more involved and invested in learning. Joanna Grace is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, doctoral researcher, author, trainer, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects. Joanna joins Dale on today’s episode to discuss...

Duration:01:20:18

Finding your Tribe

3/31/2022
This week's episode ‘Finding your Tribe’ with Alison Knowles, is a discussion about how important it is for young people to find their tribe and their place in the world. We all strive to feel accepted, normal and fit in, but this can be especially challenging for children with additional needs. About Alison Knowles Ali is a practising emotional therapist, author of the Ollie and his Super Powers series of books, public speaker, NLP trainer and creator of the Ollie Model. Ali’s strength...

Duration:01:03:11

What on Earth is PDA with Rachel Jackson

3/24/2022
Does resisting ordinary day-to-day demands, such as putting shoes on, sound familiar? This is a common objection from children, however it can be to the extreme often causing obstructive, disruptive and explosive behaviour. In this episode we discover ‘What on earth is PDA?’ with Rachel Jackson. Rachel is a Mum, Author and Director with an academic and professional background in psychology. Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is thought of as a profile on the autism spectrum and is a...

Duration:01:01:31

Inclusive Learner Cocktails with Dr Susie Nyman

3/17/2022
Have you ever had a Sparkling Suzie, Freddie Thorne or Danny Whizzbang in your classroom? Perhaps not the cocktail but most likely some pupils with similar characteristics. In this fun filled episode with Dr Susie Nyman, we discuss the similarities between cocktails and children with SEN. Susie even brought her cocktail making kit along with her to the studio! The podcast is a lively discussion of different types of neurodiverse learners. Susie discusses a range of case studies and...

Duration:01:16:51

Happy Birthday, We are 2! Let's look back over the last 2 years.

3/10/2022
Little did we know when launching the SENDcast 2 years ago, that the world as we knew it was about to drastically change. We hope that you’ve enjoyed listening to the episodes through the highs and lows and have kept you company whether you’ve been walking, running, driving, painting etc. In this 2 birthday episode Sarah-Jane Critchley joins Dale in the studio to celebrate creating podcast number 87! They reflect on their favourite episodes, significant events and changes in SEN from...

Duration:01:27:04

What Makes a Great Teacher of SEN with Fintan O'Regan

3/3/2022
About Fintan O'Regan Fintan was the Head teacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising issues related to ADHD, ASD and ODD. He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and the former Vice Chairman of the UK ADHD Network and of the European ADHD Alliance. Fintan now works...

Duration:00:58:19

Language for Learning with Wendy Lee

2/24/2022
Spoken language is core to learning and has a significant impact on children who find it difficult understanding language or putting their sentences together. In this SENDcast episode ‘Language for Learning’, we discuss the importance of supporting and promoting language and its impact on learning in the classroom. Dale's guest is Wendy Lee, a speech and language therapist with over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of settings. “We all bring those different perspectives, and if we...

Duration:00:48:45

My Mummy is Autistic with Joanna Grace

2/17/2022
Everyone will meet an autistic person in their lives, and autistic people are in every classroom and every work force. Having a clearer understanding of difference can give us practical insight into how to better support and engage neurodivergent learners, and perhaps more importantly how to improve their mental health. Joanna Grace is a sensory engagement and inclusion specialist, doctoral researcher, author, trainer, TEDx speaker and Founder of The Sensory Projects. Joanna joins me in...

Duration:01:02:08

How is the Pandemic affecting young people's mental health? with Alison Knowles

2/10/2022
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles speaks with Alison Knowles who is an emotional therapist and the creator of the Ollie Model to build the resilience and wellbeing of children. Resources: https://www.facebook.com/OllieandhisSuperPowers https://twitter.com/bemoreollie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWDj-PRjboIg2cu-KZsEMVA https://www.instagram.com/ollie_and_his_super_powers https://www.ollieandhissuperpowers.com/

Duration:01:17:29

Bullying, Victims, & Bystanders with Fintan O'Regan

2/3/2022
This week's guest is Fintan O'Regan. Fintan was the Head teacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising issues related to ADHD, ASD and ODD. He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and the former Vice Chairman of the UK ADHD Network and of the European ADHD Alliance. Fintan...

Duration:01:00:31