Author: Ian Bean

Cerebral Palsy & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Today I am travelling to Nanhai in the Guandong Province to visit the Nanhai Affiliated Maternity and Children’s Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to see the work of Doctor Zenhuan Liu. Doctor. Lui is a Professor of Child Neurology and Acupuncture doctor, who has developed a program of intensive therapies, some modern Read More …

Assistive Technology in China

I was recently asked to work together with a large assistive technology company based in Shenzhen in China to help them spread the word about inclusive education and assistive technology to schools and other organisations. So after almost a day of travelling from my home near Manchester, my plane landed in Hong Kong airport. I Read More …

40 FREE accessible activities

A busy weekend here at SENICT towers adding ten new titles to the growing list of free activities on our sister web site SENICT Software. In response to requests from educators and therapists, we’ve added activities themed around all four of the major British soaps, popular TV cartoons such as The Simpsons and Family Guy Read More …

On robust resources

Last week I was working at the Al Noor Center for Special Needs in Dubai where they were holding a ┬átech expo to raise awareness of assistive technology and how their students benefit from it. A major feature of the expo was an exhibition which blended stands from assistive technology vendors together with stands run Read More …

More free activities

We’ve just added some new free activities to the SENICT Software web site for users of switches, touch-screens, mouse and eye gaze systems. The first is a slideshow jukebox of Beatles favourites. Play Beatles Jukebox online here. Download full screen Beatles Jukebox for PC here.

New Free Accessible Activities

We’ve added another four new programs to our growing collection of free accessible activities for switch, touch screen , mouse and eye gaze users. The Lion King features images from the Disney film set to three short music clips, one of which is chosen to play at random when the student uses their access device.

New Resource for Older Learners

It’s always a struggle to find age appropriate resources for students with severe and complex needs. Commercial software companies seem to default to making activities for primary school age students, where they believe they’ll find the biggest market for their products. Over the years, I’ve tried to buck this trend. I’ve made lots of activities Read More …

Free resources booklet

Finally got around to uploading our new, free resources PDF booklet to the web site. The 22 page booklet covers visual and symbol supports, computer skills, lesson plans and curriculum materials together with a collection of very useful web sites. Each resource is described together with a live link if you are reading the booklet Read More …

Huge collection of free printables

Here’s a fantastic collection of free printable games, flashcards and other activities you can use in your classroom or centre. The web site is aimed at speech therapy colleagues but there is so much here, I guarantee everyone will find something useful. Speech and Language Kids web site

Tidy Up Time – Mission Impossible

Here’s a lovely idea to help motivate your students to help tidy up the classroom after a lesson or at the end of the day. I’ve made a simple slideshow showing images of untidy classroom things and tidy classroom things. Share this with your students on the whiteboard. The activity will work with switch, touch, Read More …