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Navigating Inclusive Education: Insights from Madeleine, SEN Teacher Extraordinaire


In this week's special bonus episode of SEND Tutoring’s Podcast, we had the pleasure of catching up with Madeleine, one of the esteemed tutors at SEND Tutoring. As an SEN (Special Educational Needs) Teacher specializing in children with Autism and inclusive practice, Madeleine brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Recently embarking on a new journey at a different school this September, listeners were eager to hear about her experiences with a fresh cohort of children.

Meet Madeleine:

Madeleine's journey in education is nothing short of inspiring. Armed with a childhood studies degree, she later completed a PGCE in Primary Education and pursued a master's in SEND and Inclusion, focusing on demand avoidance and behavior as a form of communication. Madeleine has become a specialist in developing strategies to promote positive learning for pupils displaying Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), advocating for wider adoption within school settings. Her commitment to inclusive education is underscored by her current pursuit of a Ph.D., focusing on inclusive practices for ASD and PDA children.

Questions and Insights:

To provide listeners with valuable insights into Madeleine's expertise, three key questions were posed ahead of the interview:

  • PIVATS in Practical Terms:

  • The Importance of Brain Breaks:

  • Understanding PECS:


Madeleine's wealth of knowledge and commitment to inclusive education shines through in this insightful bonus episode. As she navigates a new school year and a fresh cohort of children, her dedication to understanding and implementing strategies for ASD and PDA children remains unwavering. The podcast not only provides a glimpse into the practical application of educational tools like PIVATS and PECS but also underscores the importance of inclusive practices in fostering a supportive learning environment for all. Stay tuned for more updates from Madeleine as she continues to make a positive impact in the realm of special education.

If you would like to check out Madeleine’s profile and see who and where we help click on the link - 

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