Inclusion in schools: ADHD
30 January 2019
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause children to have trouble focusing, to not be able to sit still for long periods of time and to act before they think. A lot of children have trouble with these things, but in children with ADHD, this behaviour is extreme and has a big impact on their daily lives and their ability to meet the expectations of different learning environments.
Inclusion in schools: Vision impairment
4 October 2018
In the second of our series of Inclusion in schools articles, we take a look at vision impairment. Vision impairment can vary significantly from student to student, depending on the type, extent and timing of when the vision loss happened in their lives.
Inclusion in schools: Dyslexia
17 July 2018
In the first of our series of Inclusion in schools articles, we take a look at Dyslexia. If a student has dyslexia, they have difficulty with reading and spelling. They struggle to match the letters on the page with the sounds those letters, and combinations of letters, make.
Tips for inclusive communication in the classroom
23 March 2018
The idea of inclusive communication comes from an understanding that people communicate differently, and various techniques are needed to meet these different needs. The idea of inclusive communication comes from an understanding that people communicate differently, and various techniques are needed to meet these different needs.
We’ll be at the ASID Conference in November
3 November 2017
The ShowMe Images team is looking forward to visiting the conference for the Australian Society of Intellectual Disability in Hobart in November.
The Life and Social Skills image set is now available!
2 November 2017
We are pleased to let you know that the Life and Social Skills image set is now available. This set has been a long time in the making but we assure you, the wait has been worth it!
Stories about Social Stories
16 December 2016
Our guest blogger, Psychologist Holly Melrose MAPS, has written a terrific piece on the use of social stories in connecting with children and adolescents.
An update on our new set of images, Life and Social Skills
17 October 2016
Our Life and Social Skills set is coming along beautifully. We are still working on creating all the images and will soon embark on our testing process. As we’re sure you’ll understand, it’s vital that the images are thoroughly tested with professionals and children before we launch.
Modelling behaviours so our expectations are clear
25 August 2016
When we take a new batch of children into our care, as our class for the year or as our clients, we can’t really know what knowledge, skills and understanding they will bring with them. Regardless of how many assessments, reports and files we read before we meet them, how the child presents could be completely different for a range of reasons. It’s important that we make our expectations clear from the very beginning so there is no chance your message isn’t being conveyed.
What is your learning style?
14 June 2016
Have you heard the saying, you can’t judge an elephant on how well they climb a tree? This is because everyone learns differently. Every brain sees, stores and processes information differently.