A really useful blog …

Here’s a really useful resource for anyone who works with those with complex needs. Kate Ahern who writes this blog is a teacher and assistive technology specialist whose calling is to use technology to enhance the lives of children and young adults with severe and multiple disabilities.

Apart from Kate’s very insightful reflections on her work, she posts many links to very useful practical resources including free apps, AAC advice and much more. http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.co.uk/

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About Ian Bean

Ian was the ICT teacher and curriculum coordinator at Priory Woods School in Middlesbrough which is internationally recognised as an example of best practice in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning for students with severe and complex difficulties including Autism. HIs leadership of ICT won for the school many local, national and international awards. The school web site which Ian designed and ran for many years and welcomes millions of visitors each month from across the globe.

Ian left Priory Woods to lead the Information Team at Inclusive Technology where he was responsible for delivering training and consultancy to schools around the world. While at Inclusive, Ian worked closely with the development team to help design much of Inclusive’s software output over the last seven years. This includes titles from the ‘Big Bang’, ‘Switch Skills’, ‘Target and Touch’ and ‘Maker’ series, each design underpinned by best practice research Ian carried out in schools and colleges. Most recently Ian worked on MyZone LP, an innovate switch accessible learning learning platform for children with SEN.

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