Helping with Special Educational Needs

"It is a game you can use with, and differentiate the uses for, all ability groups. It encompasses all the learning styles (Visual, Aural, Read and Kineasthetic)"

Alex Wolseley-Charles - Mentor for Looked After Children

Symbotica has been used in helping communication with children with special educational needs.

At one of the games fairs we attended in 2008 we met Alex Wolseley-Charles who had used Symbotica with some of the children she looks after.

The following is what she had to say about Symbotica:

"I work with looked after children in high schools, supporting them in years 10, 11 and 12. A lot of the children I work with have statements of special educational needs and often function at a lower age range.

I used the deck with a student who is a selective mute and unable to make eye contact; she has a statement of special needs and it is queried whether she is on the Autistic Spectrum. We played the basic game and she was able to understand the rules. I would ask her to figure out what the sums were and work out the points. She is able to do the sums but has little confidence and is very shy; however, she did very well and was able to figure out the sums after some thought.

The game is a fantastic resource and other colleagues who work with younger age ranges from nursery to high school have said they would definitely find a use for it with the children they work with. It is a game you can use with, and differentiate the uses for, all ability groups. It encompasses all the learning styles (Visual, Aural, Read and Kineasthetic). I will be looking at ways to expand its uses and I will be using it with my own children at home."

Alex Wolseley-Charles - Mentor for Looked After Children

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