Dealing with Autism Spectrum Condition

Young people with Autism Spectrum Condition face difficulties with social skills, communication and behaviour – all things that if left can make it very difficult for children to maximise their potential in terms of their education.

However, with the right sort of teaching and understanding, children with Autism Spectrum Condition can be polite, well mannered and sociable, while becoming calm, and happy.

As a result of such changes they begin to feel secure and learn how to be kind and charitable, while putting their own leisure time to good use, while developing their skills and knowledge.

Perhaps most excitingly they can become creative in a unique way.

Understanding the learning style of children with ASC is necessary if such progress is to be made – which is where “Single Focused Attention: Teaching children with an Autism Spectrum Condition” comes in. This volume, which is available as a copiable book and on CD (which allows it to be placed on the school’s learning platform) takes the interested teacher from a discussion of the condition through to ways in which the pupil or student can be helped at school.

The book includes issues relating to individual work, social skills, life in the school playground, timetabling, anxiety, homework, the physical and sensory environment, curriculum issues, and much much more.

The volume concludes with a test to establish whether the children do have “Theory of Mind” plus a large series of worksheets that can be used with ASC children.

You can see a full list of the topics and sample pages at

Publisher’s reference: T1766EMN ISBN: 978 1 86083 782 1


Photocopiable report in a ring binder, £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
CD with school-wide rights: £19.95 plus £3.95 delivery
Both the Ring Binder and the CD £27.94 plus £3.95 delivery
Prices include VAT.
You can purchase the report… please quote the order ref: T1766EMN

By post to First and Best, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Ct., Earlstrees Way, Corby, NN17 4HH
By fax to 01536 399 012
On line with a credit card at

Beyond the Oxford English Dictionary

My aunt was a teacher in the middle of the last century. A lovely, kind and giving lady she was very much of the old school, and she would on occasion rail against the way spellings were modified in advertisements and popular culture.

Cereals such as Weetabix came in for comment, as did the re-writing of magic as “magick”.

But it was popular music that really heated up the discussion. Why were the Beatles not the Beetles? What was the “Led” in Led Zepplin supposed to mean? And as for “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” – well it was just beyond the pale.

Today, if she were still with us, I fear she would have serious words to say about Creme Eggs, Blu-ray and Froot Loops.

Indeed so strong were her opinions that I rather imagine that the Kumfi range of industrial matting, should she ever have come across it, would have caused her to sit down and take a few deep breaths.

But then she was a teacher, not a person with a legal responsibility to ensure that workers and visitors to factories and warehouses who stand in one area of the floor a lot do not wear the flooring out.

But when you do have such a responsibility, it is of course important to get the right matting in the right place. The Light Duty Kumfi Rib and the Light Duty Kumfi Pebble, for example, are for use in dry areas. The Medium Duty Kumfi Diamond is for the same areas but comes with extra thick closed cell matting and bevelled edges.

The Heavy Duty Kumfi Tough is a premium vinyl sponge matting and the Ulta Heavy Duty Tuffzone is the heaviest grade of PVC matting built to individual requirements, as well as taking us into dimensions of the language that the Oxford Dictionary has not yet contemplated.

They are all in our catalogue on pages 116/7 and on our website at

Alvin Clarke
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