Teachers struggling to support children with autism in class?

Today, another incident of a child with autism being restrained and put in a ‘time-out’ room, hit the headlines in Australia, this time in Hervey Bay, Queensland. (see http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/school-puts-autistic-boy-in-cell-like-room/story-fnihsrf2-1227584707583) This is the THIRD time this has hit headlines in Australia in six months, and situations like this highlight the strain and difficult situations that teachers find

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Do you have a head banging child?

Do you have a child that head bangs? Here we have an article on head banging and how to identify if it is sensory or behavioural. This article was  written by Occupational Therapist Gwen from Sensational  Brain. Head Banging? A sensory seeking 2 year old is banging his head… Head-banging is common for sensory seekers

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Behavioural Difficulties in the Classroom – A Child ‘Caged’ at School

Today’s national papers in Australia share the story of a child allegedly “caged’ in school in two separate incidences, one in Canberra and one in Newcastle. http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2988068/abuse-of-children-in-the-classroom/ http://www.smh.com.au/act-news/child-reportedly-contained-in-cagelike-structure-at-act-primary-school-20150402-1mdj0b.html Working with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum, ADHD, schizophrenia, anxiety and other developmental difficulties can be extremely challenging for teaching staff as well as

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