RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS
We are in the process of collating a variety of resources that professionals might find useful and we will continue adding to this section.
Transition to School:
In 2019 The Champion Centre reviewed and revised the Transition to School Reports for teachers. Here is an outline/sample report showing the kind of material provided to teachers and the alignment of information about the child with the New Zealand curriculum Transition to School Report. A blank 'About Me' template is also available.
Understanding executive functioning: resource available here
Helping children and families understand prematurity: An illustrated children's book called Earlybird
Visual supports at school and at home:
A research project funded by the Wayne Francis Charitable Trust has allowed the Champion Centre in collaboration with three other local organisations to explore how families and teachers could introduce visual supports into homes and classrooms to support children needing help to access the curriculum.
A handout on the the power of visual supports and a manual for schools was developed, and the outcomes of the project have been published in an international journal. A copy of the journal article can be requested from: firstname.lastname@example.org