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Signs For Halloween

Signs For Halloween

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. I know I am in your inbox early this week, but it's because I want to share with you 10 Halloween signs that you might need this week. Many of you got back to me...

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Sign Of The Week – Halloween

Sign Of The Week – Halloween

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. There is no doubt that this year we will need to think of creative ways to celebrate Halloween, so our little ones can dress up and have fun on the day without the...

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Sign Of The Week – T-Shirt

Sign Of The Week – T-Shirt

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. We are blessed with the lovely sunshine today, allowing the kids to be out in the back garden in their shirts and T-Shirts. Having this good weather lasting so late...

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Sign Of The Week – Park

Sign Of The Week – Park

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. As we are enjoying the last bit of warm weather before autumn settles in, I suggest introducing a sign for outdoors playing: PARK. Since we are all spending more...

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Sign Of The Week – Toast

Sign Of The Week – Toast

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. When we introduce signs to a child with special needs for the first time, we generally pick signs that only involve one hand and a simple gesture so that children...

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Sign Of The Week – To Wait

Sign Of The Week – To Wait

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. Did you know that children with autism are 4 times more likely to follow instructions when you use signs with words? Yes, 4 times more likely! That shows how helpful...

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Sign Of The Week – Toilet

Sign Of The Week – Toilet

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. Today is day 4, can you believe it? Dropping the kids to school feels between really familiar and strange at the same time. I am cherishing the routine of getting...

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School Signs Review

School Signs Review

A review of seven Lámh signs for school for the new term 2020. I wanted to write to you to wish you the best of luck going back to school today.You, all teachers, SNAs, preschool teachers and...

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Sign Of The Week – Birthday

Sign Of The Week – Birthday

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. The first few weeks in July are an exciting time in my house, why? My two kids celebrate their birthdays in July - two weeks apart! I usually get all our birthday...

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SIgn Of The Week – Sea

SIgn Of The Week – Sea

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. I am so happy to see the sunshine back! Just two days ago I was meeting some friends at the park. We had to shelter under a tree wrapped up in our jackets. I thought...

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Communication Passport

Communication Passport

One of the main questions for parents of children with disabilities over the last two months has been "What would happen if I became sick? Who would look after my child/children?" This is a concern...

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Lámh Signs For Summer

Lámh Signs For Summer

If summer is your favourite time of the year, then you and I have something in common!I know that this year most of us won't be doing the usual holidays and there will be little travel abroad, so I...

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Sign Of The Week – Water

Sign Of The Week – Water

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. We've had glorious weather for the last few days (emoji SUN), which it made confinement with kids a lot easier. We've had some water games in the garden this week,...

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Super Simple Playdough Recipe

Super Simple Playdough Recipe

This week I want to share a quick recipe to make homemade playdough. I use a super simple recipe, so you probably already have all the ingredients you need for it in the house. You can just make...

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Sign Of The Week – Playdough

Sign Of The Week – Playdough

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. Most summers, I run a small summer camp with some of my students. At the camp, we practice all the new things they have been learning during the year through play...

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Sign Of The Week – Music

Sign Of The Week – Music

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. This week Sebastian picked another of his favourite things to do: MUSIC. He has had a love for music since the day he was born. I know all children like music, but I...

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Sign Of The Week – Trampoline

Sign Of The Week – Trampoline

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. I hope you are keeping well and staying safe at home as much as possible. As you can see by the picture above, I have a guest presenter for The Sign of The Week...

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Where’s Spot

Where’s Spot

I'm going to read a book for you! I read books for my own children all the time and I am sure you do too. Books are great for engaging all kids especially at this time when we find ourselves indoors...

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Sign Of The Week – Flower

Sign Of The Week – Flower

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. The sign of the week for next week is FLOWER. At this difficult time, when we are spending much time at home or walking in nature in order to keep social distance...

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First And Next Boards

First And Next Boards

First and next boards are very simple schedules that we use to help children with autism. They can also be of benefit to any child or student who finds it difficult to transition from one activity...

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The Colour Song

The Colour Song

On my blog this week, I'll be sharing a song with you! I am certainly not a good singer, but I do sing all the time for my students and I am sure you do too - particularly to the younger ones. The...

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Sign Of The Week – Banana

Sign Of The Week – Banana

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. The sign for next week is BANANA. Hope you all had a great mid-term break last week. All the children are now back into the school routine and the sun is finally...

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The Myth Of Educational Toys

The Myth Of Educational Toys

During the early days of my career as a visiting teacher, I began to build my collection of toys from specialised catalogues. I was sure that I needed lots of these toys for my students with special...

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Sign Of The Week – Finish

Sign Of The Week – Finish

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. Last week I explained how important it is to pause between activities to indicate that one activity has finished, and then to label the next piece of WORK that the...

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Sign Of The Week – Share

Sign Of The Week – Share

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. For next week I have picked a sign that teachers often request - the sign for SHARE. Learning how to share and take turns is such an important life skill for...

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Sign Of The Week – Sing

Sign Of The Week – Sing

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. With Christmas just around the corner, have the children in your class started to practice for their school concert or play? The school Christmas concert is such a...

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Sign Of The Week – Please

Sign Of The Week – Please

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. The sign of the week, for the week starting on the 4th of November, is PLEASE. I hope you are all having a great Halloween holiday and that you are...

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Sign Of The Week – Book

Sign Of The Week – Book

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. I have been posting the Sign of the Week every Monday morning. Some schools have suggested I post the sign a few days in advance so they can have more time to...

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Sign Of The Week – Play

Sign Of The Week – Play

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. Have you begun to teach Lámh to the friends of the Lámh users in your class? Children who have communication difficulties can find it challenging to build...

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Sign Of The Week – Lunch Box

Sign Of The Week – Lunch Box

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. I am so excited about how well The Sign of the Week has been received and how many schools and pre-schools have started spreading the Lámh, one sign at a time. Over...

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Sign Of The Week – School

Sign Of The Week – School

Welcome to the Sign Of The Week. I hope the start of the new school year wasn't too bumpy? This time of the year is a great time to get a fresh start and formulate new plans for the term ahead.Doing...

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