autism

Parents’ three-year battle to win support for their autistic son | Education

Like many nine-year-olds, Gyan Pansar lists riding his scooter, swimming and playing football among his favourite things to do. He is cheerful and inquisitive, and loves to be physically active. But it took three years of extreme will and determination for his parents to help Gyan, who is severely autistic, get to this stage. “Previously we couldn’t take him into any social situation because he’d just cry and flop on the floor. He was not a happy child,” said his…

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Thank you to … my autistic son’s teacher, to whom I’m grateful every day | Life and style

Dear Emma, How funny that it feels entirely normal writing to you. We already write to each other, I realise with a jolt of familiarity, every single day of term. In the age of email, I know your handwriting as intimately as my own. When my son arrives home I fall on his bag with a hunger – OK, nosiness – reserved for parents seeking news of their child’s average, hopefully unremarkable school day. I rummage through the detritus of…

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‘Students have a bad name’: how cities are healing the town v gown divide | Education

Wild parties, chaotic flatshares and heavy drinking are viewed with affection as the youthful hijinks associated with university life – but not by everyone. With some universities rapidly expanding following the removal of the student numbers cap, these behaviours are fuelling a growing divide between students and their local communities. The past year has seen reports describe how residents are “fed up” with noisy student parties in Bristol, how student housing is “destroying the local community” in Brighton and Liverpool,…

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‘Far too many are struggling’: are universities failing autistic students? | Education

Matthew Moffatt, who is autistic, struggled when he started at De Montfort University. “When I saw how busy my lecture theatre was, it was terrifying,” he says. “My sense of panic is through the roof and I’m not very good at controlling it. It just builds really quickly – I start shaking and want to leave.” He hadn’t wanted to go to university because he didn’t think he would fit in, and hated the idea of presentations and busy lectures.…

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Podcast 47: Mental Health – Is Good Enough, Good Enough? – Education Article

Podcast 47: Mental Health – Is Good Enough, Good Enough? | TeacherToolkit 11th May 201910th May 2019 Joshua McGovern 156 Views #100women, #TTkit100Women, #TTkitPodcast, 100 Word Challenge, A levels, Anorexia, Assisted Place, Assisted Places, Autism, Autistic, Devon, Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Experimental Psychology, Freelance, Gibraltar, Green Paper, Imposter Syndrome, Julia Skinner, Kings College, Margaret Thatcher, Mental Health, Michelle Obama, Middle Class, Oxbridge, Oxford University, Parenting, PhD, Podcast, Pooky H, Poverty, Psychology, Self-Harming, Women’s… This is only a snippet of a Education…

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25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality – Education Article

A couple of years ago I started up Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week to promote real-world applications of virtual reality. The inaugural #VRwolweek unearthed 20 real-world examples of the emerging technology, and the enduring popularity of that blog post tells me that we are hungry for more. Loath to disappoint, I hereby present 25 more real-world examples of virtual reality, drawn from this year’s and last year’s events. I thank everyone who contributed to the following list. Kicking off…

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