Hannah Snowsill is an occupational therapist with over 20 years’ experience working across the NHS, education and independently. Hannah has a special interest in sensory processing and the long-term effects of trauma. Based in north Wiltshire, Hannah works as a case manager, is an expert for medicolegal casework and has a small independent practice. Here she explores sensory processing in the context of the classroom.

by Hannah Snowsill
9th October 2019



What is sensory processing?  Sensory processing is the ability to organise information received into the brain from the senses both from one’s own body and from the environment around us. This ability to process and synthesise the sensory information,... read more



Deborah Smith is a highly experienced paediatric occupational therapist with over 30 years’ experience working in the NHS, social care, education and the private sector. She carries out treatment sessions with children both within their education setting and at home. She also provides occupational therapy expert witness reports used in legal proceedings. Here she discusses the components of dyspraxia and how you might identify a student with dyspraxia.

by Deborah Smith
9th October 2019



Dyspraxia – the cause and symptoms There is no known cause for dyspraxia and the statistics are unknown. Symptoms can be particularly marked around the time of a growth spurt, as it takes a while to acclimatise to the new size and shape of the body.... read more



Tracy Godfroy is a child psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with 20 years' experience working with young people who have experienced complex trauma, abuse and neglect. Hannah Snowsill is an occupational therapist with over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS, education and independently; her special interest is in sensory processing and the long-term effects of trauma. Here, they share their advice for identifying and responding to students who display unhealthy patterns of attachment.

by Tracy Godfroy and Hannah Snowsill
9th October 2019



What is attachment behaviour? The ideal learning environment probably consists of an inspirational and hardworking teaching team and a mixed collection of students that each has a good capacity to emotionally regulate and stay focused on their learning... read more



Malcolm Litten, tutor, trainer and consultant in assistive technology offers advice on a range of free tools to help dyslexic students who are struggling to master literacy skills.

by Malcolm Litten
5th August 2019



Statistics tell us that one in 20 children is significantly affected by dyslexia so we are all working with students whose ability to read rapidly and accurately is compromised by this condition. Despite the prevalence of dyslexia, not every school... read more


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