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Autistic Children and Young People with Elaine McGreevy – Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad #4

Autistic Children and Young People with Elaine McGreevy

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: #Autistic Children and Young People with @ElaineMcgreevy 

Episode 4: Are educators doing enough to respect the human rights of autistic children and young people?

In this week’s edition of Universal Learning, In this edition of Universal Learning, I’m talking to Elaine McGreevy who is a speech and language therapist at Access Communication CIC.

Many of the children and young people that Elaine has worked with over the years are autistic and she has become a powerful advocate for the rights of autistic people to be treated fairly and with dignity.

We discuss a variety of topics including how Elaine became an ally of autistic children and young people, why well-intentioned practices in education can be discriminatory, and the myths and misconceptions around autism that still persist.

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What lessons can we take from inclusive practice to open up learning to all?

For example, making things easy to read and using clear language helps dyslexic and autistic learners. But shouldn’t it be part of our normal routine when planning teaching, learning, and assessment?

In this podcast series “Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad“, I speak to professionals inside and outside education, as well as parents, carers, and learners themselves about their experiences of inclusion and what lessons we can all learn to make learning as universal as possible.

Music: Sinara by Blear Moon, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC). Sound FX: Soft Blip E Major by New Age Soup via Freesounds, licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY).

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