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SEND advisor, Stephen Kilgour, reflects on supporting children with physical disabilities, and how a new initiative from the MOVE Programme can help.  

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Additional Needs Advisor Stephen Kilgour reflects on the language we use when we talk about children with additional needs. 

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SEND Advisor Stephen Kilgour shares the Play Development Branch Map he has designed to inform practitioners about the stages of play in a typically developing child. 

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SEND Advisor Stephen Kilgour takes a closer look at the very early stages of mathematical development in young children. 

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Stephen Kilgour has some ideas on how to become a teller of stories and how that can support the reading development of preschool children. 

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In advance of reading first words, there is so much pre-reading learning that needs to take place.  For very young children, or those with additional needs, it’s important that you think about how best to interest your child in the concept of ‘books’ so that when the time comes for formalising their skills, they are truly engaged. Stephen Kilgour looks at some pre-reading ideas for parents and carers to try. 

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Stephen Kilgour, SEND Advisor, takes a closer look at the value of learning Makaton. 

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  Our SEND Advisor, Stephen Kilgour, reflects on the impact of school closures on families supporting children with additional needs, and offers a place to collect and find resources via #SENDAtHome. 

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Stephen Kilgour, our SEND Advisor and SEND outreach worker, asks some urgent questions seeking clarity about schooling for vulnerable children and those with an EHCP after school closures are announced as part of measures to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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Stephen Kilgour, our SEND Advisor, takes a closer look at this simple but effective way to support the developing communication skills of children with complex additional support needs. This is the first article in a series on pre - verbal communication.  

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Our SEND Advisor and Outreach Teacher, Stephen Kilgour, was invited to take part in a panel to select books for children with additional needs for the wonderful BookTrust. The experience prompted him to think further about how publishers could make books less overtly age related and more developmentally appropriate. 

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Stephen Kilgour, SEND Advisor and Outreach Teacher at Tapestry, tells us about a brand new, unique assessment tool for children with learning differences and disabilities.

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