Amy’s publications:

Social SurvivalA Manual for those with Autism and Other Logical Thinkers’ (Speechmark, Routledge, 2018)

This is a practical manual outlining what it means to be a logical thinker and how logical thinkers can make sense of the social world. Relevant for young logical thinkers including those with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome, this book clearly outlines how social confusion might arise and how this can be overcome.


Building Blocks for Communication;  Activities for Promoting Language and Communication Skills in Children with Special Educational Needs’ (Speechmark, 2016)

This practical book provides school staff with lots of LEGO activities to use with children of all ages (5-16) to improve communication skills. Whether it is whole class doing group building activities to encourage collaborative working or paired work to target specific communication difficulties, this book is packed full of engaging, fun activities to suit all ages and abilities. LEGO never fails to entertain. Designed to look like play, each activity is structured to target the development of particular skills needed for successful learners, including many that focus on basic literacy and numeracy vocabulary.


Interventions With Impact; Plan, run and evaluate effective pupil interventions’  (Optimus Education, 2013)

In just under 50 pages, this eBook will show you how to plan, run, monitor and evaluate pupil interventions, so that you can be confident that you are providing effective and cost-efficient support for your pupils and you are able to respond to need in the most appropriate way.

This e- book will enable you to: identify barriers to achievement within your school assess the needs of individuals and groups (academic, emotional, social or behavioural) deliver activities which relate to identified targets monitor and assess the impact of interventions in relation to proposed outcomes. Summary of contents This guide will show you how to: identify pupils in need of support ensure effective and well-run interventions monitor progress as the intervention takes place and adjust provision accordingly evaluate the impact and demonstrate the effectiveness of your actions. This guide includes: seven templates proformas checklists policies and resources for you to adapt and use in your setting.