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Exclusions – Reasonable response or hard-wired inequality? with Sarah-Jane Critchley
May 28 • 66 min
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Sarah Jane Critchley to discuss Exclusions, how legal are they and why isn’t more being done to prevent them. The statistics are shocking and terrible and more needs to be done. In this…
Supporting Anxiety and Trauma with Lorraine Peterson
May 21 • 59 min
In this episode our guest is Lorraine Petersen OBE, who has over 25 years experience as a teacher, and head teacher. She was previously the CEO of the National Association of Special Needs -NASEN. Lorraine received her OBE for her services to education.…
Supporting Children with SLCN in Mainstream with Wendy Lee
May 14 • 39 min
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Wendy Lee to discuss how schools can support children with Speech, Langauge and Communication Needs (SLCN) in mainstream schools. Wendy is a speech and language therapist for over 30 years,…
Autism in Girls with Sarah Jane Critchley
May 7 • 44 min
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Sarah Jane Critchley to discuss Autism Girls, why so few are identified, the lack of support that is available and why this all needs to change. Autism in girls is a big topic, and Sarah Jane…
SEN Support in the Mainstream Classroom
Apr 30 • 71 min
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Lorraine Petersen OBE to discuss how SENCOs and class teachers are meeting their legal requirement for pupils on SEN Support. 8 out of 10 pupils with a SEND are sitting in mainstream…
Speech, Language and Communication Needs in the Early Years with Wendy Lee
Apr 23 • 33 min
In this week’s podcast Dale Pickles from B Squared is joined by Wendy Lee to discuss how schools can support pupils in Early Years settings with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). With many children are starting school with poor speech,…
Supporting Dyslexia in Schools
Apr 16 • 70 min
Arran classes himself as one of the 4% of the population as a severely dyslexic adult. When Arran was aged 9 he was diagnosed with dyslexia. He uses the metaphor that dyslexia is like going to the dentist, well that’s how it was for him all the way until…
BONUS : Corona - Supporting Someone with Anxiety - Part 02
Apr 10 • 73 min
In this, our third Corona BONUS episode looking at Anxiety within the context of the current Corona pandemic, Dale Pickles, Managing Director of B Squared is joined by his guest Sarah-Jane Critchley. Anxiety is a big topic normally, but right now with all…
BONUS : Corona - Supporting Someone with Anxiety - Part 01
Apr 8 • 72 min
In this, our third Corona BONUS episode looking at Anxiety within the context of the current Corona pandemic, Dale Pickles, Managing Director of B Squared is joined by his guest Sarah-Jane Critchley. Anxiety is a big topic normally, but right now with all…
BONUS: Corona - Life at Home - Supporting children with special needs
Mar 26 • 86 min
In this, our second Corona BONUS episode Dale Pickles, Managing Director of B Squared is joined by his guest Jane Friswell. Jane is one of the legends of the SEN World who has seen lots of good practice, but also bad practice. Jane support’s school and…
Developmental Language Disorder
Mar 19 • 41 min
DLD is one of the most prevalent childhood conditions, but is still little known and understood, especially in comparison to conditions such as autism, dyslexia, etc. It continues to be misinterpreted and misunderstood, despite affecting a significant…
BONUS: Corona and SEND (UK)
Mar 17 • 52 min
This episode was recorded at 11:30am on Monday 16/3/20 In this BONUS episode we will be talking about the Corona virus and the implications for special schools, pupils with SEND and their families. Our guest is Lorraine Petersen OBE. Lorraine has over 25…
Sensory Issues and Their Impact on School Life
Mar 12 • 74 min
Sensory issues can have a big impact on school life, whether they are sensory-seeking or sensory avoidant and how schools can make reasonable adjustments. This week’s guest is Sarah-Jane Critchley. Sarah-Jane is passionate about helping autistic people,…
Life with Dyslexia with Arran Smith
Mar 10 • 64 min
A conversation about dyslexia, dyslexia in adults and about how it affects Arran’s life. Arran Smith classes himself as one of the 4% of the population as a severely dyslexic adult. Despite Arran being severely dyslexic Arran uses technology to support…