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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. For us at Filisia, it is not just one day, but an everyday celebration! On this occasion, we have prepared an overview of...

Cosmo and AAC

Cosmo and AAC

Cosmo and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Internal image database Cosmo Switch is a unique accessibility switch that allows you to easily navigate through different devices and third-party applications. Cosmo Switch is compatible with numerous Augmentative...

Headteacher Review

Headteacher Review

Headteacher Review Cosmo Training is an app unlike any other we have used in our school for children on the Autism spectrum. A whole host of multi-sensory activities are available that will ensure hours of fun and engagement for your pupils and there are not enough...

Inclusive Play: here and now

Inclusive Play: here and now

Inclusive Play: here and now Source: Pixabay. Free for commercial use. A word on inclusion It’s hard to argue with a statement that diversity makes the world more exciting and interesting. We learn by thriving on each others' experiences and ideas, starting at a very...

Anything is Possible. Naidex 2021

Anything is Possible. Naidex 2021

Anything is Possible. Naidex 2021 About Naidex Filisia's highlights from Naidex 2021 What inspired us at Naidex Let's talk About Naidex Naidex is one of the world’s most established events gathering professionals and organisations that support independent living and...

Sensory circuits: Alerting station

Sensory circuits: Alerting station

Sensory circuits: Alerting station In this article, we concentrate on using Cosmo to complement the alerting station. This station is the first of the three stations within the sensory circuit. It helps the learner prepare for learning through exercises aiming to...

How to enrich sensory circuits with Cosmo?

How to enrich sensory circuits with Cosmo?

How to enrich sensory circuits with Cosmo?     How we process information We are all different in the way we process information received from the environment. The way we perceive sound, smell, taste and touch can affect how we feel and think. For autistic...

Moos te Velthuis on music therapy with Cosmo

Moos te Velthuis on music therapy with Cosmo

Moos te Velthuis on his musical passion and music therapy with Cosmo. My name is Moos te Velthuis, I am 21 years old and I come from Goor, a small town in the east of the Netherlands. I play the bass guitar and have been in bands since I was little. I have also been...

Tools to create an inclusive classroom

Tools to create an inclusive classroom

Tools to create an inclusive classroom Inclusion in the early years' education Tools What’s next? Inclusion in the early years' education Fighting bias and nurturing inclusion is a massive challenge among children and young people. Biased behaviours become visible...

How to approach inclusion in the classroom?

How to approach inclusion in the classroom?

How to approach inclusion in the classroom?   What comes to mind when you think of “inclusion”? Addressing bias Nurturing inclusive behaviours Next steps What comes to mind when you think of “inclusion”? Respect? Diversity? Maybe: empathy, tolerance, or...

How to increase technology adoption at school?

How to increase technology adoption at school?

How to increase technology adoption at school?     You bought 20 new iPads for your teachers... You spent money which, most probably, wasn’t easy to find. Now, the teachers are finally able to bring the 21st-century EdTech into their classrooms. ...