Musical Interaction Training 2015

Musical Interaction Training 2015

I am pleased to say there will be another Musical Interaction training day on Tuesday March 10th 2015.  This course will be open to teachers and teaching assistants from any special school and the aim of the course is to introduce a clear set of principles for musical...
Musical Interaction Training Day

Musical Interaction Training Day

Last week I delivered the first ‘Understanding Musical Interaction’ training day at Woolley Wood School.  The day was for teachers and teaching assistants working in SEN settings who were interested in the use of music and communication with children with...

How would you feel?

I was told a story today about an interaction that took place in the playground at Woolley Wood.  The teaching assistant said that she approached the child as she was playing in the sandpit and, after she sat down next to the child, the child stood up and walked away....

Interaction Training

Woolley Wood School are hosting 4 training events for special needs teachers during the 2014/15 academic year.  The training will be led by Matthew Laurie and take place on the following dates: 12 Nov 2014 – Understanding Musical Interaction 10 March 2015...

Opening like a flower

These were the words that one teacher used today as she watched a 13 minute interaction with one child who had previously shown no interest in initiating interaction.  Last week I recommended to the staff team that they use sensitive touch in support of their...
Knee pads for all!

Knee pads for all!

Effective Intensive interaction practice requires good positioning. Unfortunately for creaky adults this means that we need to get our eye level down low.  Next week I am going to introduce kneepads to the foundation and ks1 classes with the aim that it will help...