Did you know that many people with a learning disability often do not have a reliable yes or no response?   They may say ‘yes’, and that they liked something, because they think that this is what you want to hear.   They may not have had many opportunities to give their opinions or make choices.   ‘No’ can also sometimes be used as a declaration of independence, rather than as...

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 The BBC’s Children in Need annual fundraising event returns this Friday, with the aim of raising a record-breaking amount of money to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.   If you are a UK Charity, or not for profit organisation that works with children and young people, you can apply for a share of the funds that are raised.   Last year alone the annual fundraising...

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Did you know that colours have a range of emotional and subconscious effects that can help to reinforce different moods and even trigger biochemical responses?   It is for this reason that Sensory Rooms and Learning Environments designed by Sensory Guru, incorporate LED colour-wash lighting to create ambiance by bathing rooms in colour.   The colour blue, for example, symbolises and creates feelings of calmness. Studies have also shown...

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Read the case study   Staff at St Joseph’s Specialist School and College decided to purchase a Magic Carpet in October 2014, with the aim of enhancing the sensory experience for learners that use the school’s Nurture Room.   Since purchasing the device, staff have lived up to the school’s strapline of “no limits, just possibilities” and have proceeded to:   Take the lead in creating their own personalised apps...

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Magic Carpet has been announced as a finalist for the coveted BETT Awards 2018.   The stunning app-based interactive projection system, is a contender within the Classroom Aids for Learning, Teaching and Assessment category.   Products within this category must support creative approaches to learning e.g. resource creation, resource delivery, resource presentation, communication, collaboration, information sharing, resource discovery, self-reflection, analysis, hypothesis testing, modelling, decision-making and simulation.   The Director of BESA,...

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