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DanceSyndrome with Sue Blackwell – Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad #3

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad

Universal Learning with Saj Mohammad: @DanceSyndrome with Sue Blackwell 

Episode 3: In this week’s edition of Universal Learning, I’m talking to Sue Blackwell, who co-founded the charity DanceSyndrome with her daughter Jen.

Jen has Down’s Syndrome and DanceSyndrome’s mission is to empower learning-disabled individuals like Jen through inclusive dance classes and other activities.

We talk about the impact of discovering that your newborn baby has Down’s Syndrome, the challenges Jen’s family faced to provide her with a nurturing education, and how DanceSyndrome was founded through necessity as nothing else like it really existed at the time.

You can find DanceSyndrome on the web at

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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