Self-Regulation for children and adults

The ideas in this article are based on the work of Dr Stuart Shanker and if you find this interesting I encourage you to read more of his books and publications and to watch videos of his presentations which are available for free online! This presentation is a great place to start The website

Numicon in the Montessori Classroom

Some of the young children we work with can struggle to understand number even with all of the hands on preparation in Casa.  Depending on where you live you might get a child assessed for dyscalculia and specific guidance given.  I have met a few children who struggle with clear motor movements and have difficulties

Floortime and Montessori

Introducing DIR Floortime DIR stands for Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based.  A great deal of information is given at It aims to enable an individual to enter the world of a child who it is difficult to make contact with and after doing so to bring the child into a shared world and interact in

Introduction to Inclusion

The posts here come from my experiences in the classroom when I met children who needed something extra.  Some children required me to have a much clearer understanding of specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia and to allow those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to manage their learning in novel ways. I

Comparing the approaches of Montessori Education and Play Therapy

Is it possible that Play Therapy and Montessori education principles and values make them ideally suited towards each other and simply the way they use the language of ‘work’ and ‘play’ seems to set them apart. Could ‘Play Therapy’ materials be used as Montessori Materials for the troubled child as a way to make abstract

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