In this episode, expert guest, Chris Williams, discusses the barriers to learning and communication both at school and at home. Chris explores the importance of understanding working memory and how pictures can be used to support learning.
Chris is a former Special School Teacher and Special Needs Co-ordinator from Hull. He developed the Chatta approach to teaching and learning which focuses on teaching through images and spoken language and designed the Chatta software.
Chris recommends the book Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin.
He also shares three tips during the episode:
- Harness the power of pictures and develop an understanding of working memory.
- Recognise the importance of spoken language and interaction both at home and at school
- Use structured support as a proactive approach to layering language and learning
The My Family Coach podcasts covers every aspect of children’s behaviour, all in handy 15 minute (ish) bite-sized chunks. Each episode features a new guest chatting about a different aspect of behaviour and leaves you with three handy tips to use at home.