Welcome to my summer 2023 replay series!
This summer, I’m re-releasing some of my favourite ever podcast episodes that I think are well worth a re-listen.
In this episode, I had a fascinating chat with Elizabeth Swan (@Elizabeth_swan_uk on Instagram or https://elizabethswan.co.uk) about teaching MFL to people with ADHD and autism.
Elizabeth Swan is a teacher, coach and consultant, who draws upon lived experience and professional expertise from over 20 years as a qualified teacher, SENDCo, and headteacher in secondary and special schools as well as postgraduate study of psychology. Lizzy’s work is rooted in research-informed approaches to raising awareness and understanding of neurodiversity, with a particular focus on girls and women with ADHD.
We covered a range of topics, from the advantages of keeping students with SEND in MFL lessons, to her top tips for making the classroom ADHD/autism-friendly. We also chatted about using rewards and sanctions with ADHD/autistic learners, and the importance of keeping parents/carers fully in the loop.
As always, I’d love to know your thoughts on this episode, so do get in touch on my socials (@katelanguages on Instagram and Facebook) or email using the contact form on this website.
During the episode, Elizabeth mentioned Paul Dix, who is best know for his books including ‘When the adults change, everything changes’, research on the benefits of bilingualism for autistic people (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.741182/full) and Tuff bags (of which there are many different varieties available online!).
As always, let me know your thoughts on this episode – I’m @katelanguages on Facebook and Instagram or email me through this website’s contact page.
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