SEN Newsletter August 2016     
 
SEN Magazine

 


Book your space in the Sept/Oct issue of SEN Magazine! Features include:

  • Dyslexia Awareness Week
  • Dyspraxia Awareness Week
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • TES SEN Show preview
  • National Adoption Week
  • SEBD
  • Choosing the right school for a child with SEN
  • School visits
  • SEN legal Q&A
  • CPD
  • recruitment
    and much more...

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Featured stories

Too clever to have SEN?
Councils are not meeting their obligations to young people with autism. More

Bullying and SEN
How can schools engender more tolerant attitudes to difference? More

Inclusive PE
The changing face of school sport for pupils with SEN and disabilities. More

A competitive edge
How can schools find and attract the best teachers? More

Managing diabetes
A useful guide to supporting pupils with diabetes at school. More

For the latest stories, visit: senmagazine.co.uk


Featured organisations


Oaka Books produce curriculum based topic packs for struggling readers. Full of images and colour, they are short and concise, using simple words and sentences. Text is in 14pt Comic Sans on coloured backgrounds. Over 49 KS1/2/3 packs now available for sciences, geography, history and French. More


The British Psychological Society provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use for SEN professionals who use psychometric or psychological tests to understand children’s strengths and learning needs. Holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may complete a relevant course to become a specialist assessor to progress and write reports for access arrangements. More


Timotay Playscapes create sensory bespoke playgrounds and playground equipment, helping to provide rehabilitating environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled playground solutions tailored to your needs. All products are manufactured in house for quality and longevity. Sensory outdoor play solutions are also available to buy. More


Henshaws Specialist College is a transformational place. Through its personalised approach to education and care, it empowers young people living with a disability to live life the way they want. Whether preparing for employment, making friends or learning to live more independently, Henshaws enables its students to make their aspirations possible and goals a reality. More


Clicker 7
Clicker is the child-friendly talking word processor that is helping thousands of pupils with special educational needs to access lesson content, demonstrate their knowledge and achieve success. New for 2016, Clicker 7 makes it easier than ever before for teachers to provide personalised literacy support across the curriculum. More


LVS Hassocks and LVS Oxford schools for young people aged 11 to 19 (8 to 19 LVS Hassocks) with autism and Asperger’s providing day and weekly residential places. Enquiries are welcomed so call the school on: 01273 832901 (LVS Hassocks) or: 01865 595170 (LVS Oxford) and have a look around. More


Douglas Silas Solicitors are the legal experts specialising exclusively in SEN, helping parents successfully through the SEN process. Their website at www.SpecialEducationalNeeds.co.uk is a popular resource used by thousands of parents/professionals. Douglas also authors 'A Guide to the SEND Code of Practice', updated for 2015/16, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk


Prior's Court
Prior's Court offers specialist autism services, supporting and developing young people with autism and complex learning difficulties. The School (5 to 19 years) and Young Adult Provision (19 to 25 years) offer personalised learning focusing on developing independence, life-skills, behaviour management, communication, choice-making, vocational skills and inclusion in the community. More


AuKids magazine is a quarterly publication for parents of children with autism which won the Specialist Magazine of the Year Award in the Prolific North Awards 2015. AuKids is run by journalist Debby Elley, who has twins with autism, and speech and language therapist Tori Houghton. More


Bethany School is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school in Kent for pupils aged 11 to 18. CReSTeD registered since 1994, Bethany’s Learning Support department has a well-deserved international reputation. The 60 acre rural campus is less than an hour by train to London, and Gatwick and Eurostar terminals are easily accessible. Open Morning: 24 September 2016. More


The Ridge Academy: new teacher wanted
Want to be part of a warm, welcoming school and make a real difference to children’s lives? The Ridge Primary Academy work with children experiencing social, emotional and mental health difficulties. They are looking for a part-time KS1 Teacher with experience of teaching children with challenging behaviour in a mainstream or special school.  Contact: 01242 512680. More


CPD, training and events

The Autism Spectrum (Web Autism) distance learning programme
Are you working or living with children or adults with autism? Would you like to gain a recognised qualification in autism theory and practice? The University of Birmingham is the leading provider of degree-level education in autistic spectrum disorders in the UK. The Autism Spectrum (Web Autism) distance learning programme is a web-based part-time, distance learning programme completed over a year of study, earning 60 credits at Level C (equivalent to the first six months of an undergraduate degree). It is ideal for those working with children and adults on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome, and learning support assistants, support staff and parents will find the programme particularly helpful. For further information, click here, email Dr Kerstin Wittemeyer or call 0121 415 8148.


Various Dates
Visual Interventions and Social Stories
A Visual and Auditory Social and Behavioural strategy for Teaching and Support Staff working with learners with autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD and related conditions. More


Various Dates
Helping learners who are Able/Gifted/Talented
A day course of strategies for teaching and support staff to engage, teach and include those who may be able/gifted/talented. More


Various Dates
Dyslexia Day Course
Strategies for the effective inclusion of learners with for educators and/or support staff, designed to successfully include learners with dyslexia. More


Various Dates
Autism/Asperger Syndrome Training
Strategies for effective inclusion of learners with autistic spectrum disorders. For teachers and support staff, this day-course is designed to enable successful inclusion of learners with autism and Asperger syndrome. More


Various Dates
Promoting Positive Behaviour
A day course for educators and support staff, designed to enable successful inclusion of individuals and groups whilst fully meeting the needs of their peers. More


30 August to 2 Sept 2016
SEN Holiday Camps for 6 to 12 year olds in SW London
Structured, fun activities for mild-moderate special needs.
Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Cost: £60/day. Discounted to £50/day for the week. Council funding available.
020 7164 6397
Info@rolemodels.me
More


Various September 2016
Social Stories 10.2 one-day workshop with Carol Grey

15 September: London workshop
19 September 2016: Leeds workshop
A Social Story accurately describes a context, skill, achievement or concept according to ten defining criteria. This National Autistic Society’s workshop is for any professional, parent, family member, or friend working with autistic people. Social Stories are a popular instructional strategy for autistic learners. They are also frequently misused and misunderstood. Learning how to research, develop, and implement a genuine Social Story is critical to their effectiveness, safety, and integrity. More


Various September to December 2016
Autism and sport
4 Sept: Pontypridd
19 October: Plymouth
5 November: Manchester
13 December: York

This one-day course, organised by The National Autistic Society, provides a comprehensive introduction to autism, focusing on the delivery of sport. Aimed at those involved in delivering sport or physical activity, it will help delegates to recognise and understand the key areas of difference in autism, as well as looking at supportive strategies in practical situations in order to reduce the difficulties experienced by participants and session leaders. More


3 September 2016
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings in Small Groups with Circle Time Techniques

Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 September 2016
Nurturing Touch: How to Incorporate Positive Touch Experiences into Children's Lives Through Games, Action Stories and Child/Peer Massage
Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 September 2016
Helping Children and Teenagers with Stress, Anxiety and Everyday Worries
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


14 to 16 September 2016
GESS Indonesia – Shaping the Future of Education
Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia
Building on the global brand and expertise to serve Indonesia’s booming education industry, GESS exhibitions and conferences enable educational suppliers and solutions providers to access important decision makers in the education sector. More


15 September 2016
NAS Masterclass on autism and intimate relationships with Peter Vermulen

Manchester
This National Autistic Society workshop will explore the relationship challenges autistic people may face, outline principles for helping autistic people understand and build relationships, and demonstrate how we can teach, talk or counsel about abstract relationship issues. It is relevant to those working with autistic teenagers. More


Various October to November 2016
Understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges
7 October: Manchester
24 November: London
This National Autistic Society’s course will focus on eating challenges. Difficulties such as eating a very few foods, not being able to eat at school, long periods without eating, over eating and Pica can be difficult to manage. Parents and carers reporting feelings of anxiety, frustration and blame. This course will help you to on supporting autistic people with eating challenges. More


4 October 2016
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL framework
London
This one-day, CPD certified course, organised by The National Autistic Society, provides an overview of autism and how to support people with the condition using the SPELL framework. SPELL is a framework for responding to the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum developed through evidence-based practice. It is useful in identifying underlying issues, reducing the disabling effects of the condition and providing a cornerstone for communication. This course is suitable for those wanting to increase their understanding of autism and strategies to support children or adults on the autism spectrum. Other dates and in-house training available. More


5 October 2016
Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome

Coventry
Information on PDA is extremely limited. This National Autistic Society’s conference provides a rare opportunity to learn about the disorder. This is a very popular event, so book your place early. More


7 October 2016
A Day with World-Leading Expert Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk. Healing The Traumatised Mind, Brain and Body – Effective Evidence Based Interventions
Conference
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


7 to 8 October 2016
TES SEN Show

Business Design Centre, London
Make sure you don’t miss out on this vital event – register for your free fast-track entry badge today, for access to over 200 exhibitors, thousands of SEN resources, live demonstrations, free workshops, and money-saving offers! More 


8 October 2016
RNIB College Loughborough Family Open Day
Join RNIB College Loughborough for a day of fun activities and find out what the College has to offer!
10am until 2pm. More


11 to 13 October 2016
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Applications of TEACCH
A three-day seminar for those who have completed the Five-Day TEACCH course wishing to develop TEACCH practitioner skills and build the competencies to consult, mentor and train other professionals in the TEACCH philosophy. 
Prior’s Court Training & Development Centre. More


15 October 2016
About Autism
The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
Wirral's first exhibition dedicated to providing information for parents, carers, professionals, and people on the autistic spectrum. 10.00 to 16.00. For further information, email: contact@aboutautism.co.uk
More


17 to 21 October 2016
Five-Day TEACCH Course
Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions and supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Suitable for SEN professionals and practitioners.
Prior’s Court Training & Development Centre. More


24 to 27 October 2016
SEN Holiday Camps for 6 to 12 year olds in SW London
Structured, fun activities for mild-moderate special needs.
Timings: 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Cost: £60/day (+VAT). Discounted to £50/day (+VAT) for the week. Council funding available.
020 7164 6397
Info@rolemodels.me
More


1 November 2016
Autism-friendly design conference
Manchester
This National Autistic Society’s conference will explore the concepts that demonstrate good practice in the design of buildings and technology. It will also give insights into understanding sensory issues. The conference will be of interest to anyone involved in designing and planning environment in schools and services. More


3 November 2016
Policy priorities for SEND
Central London
CPD certified event. This seminar will discuss early indications of the joint Ofsted-CQC inspection framework and look at measures to improve educational assessment of children with SEND. More


9 to 10 November 2016
EduTECH

At EduTECH Asia 2016, over 2,000 policy makers and educators from across Asia will be gathering. Hear from 100+ inspirational speakers and explore the latest education technology solutions. More


12 November 2016
Henshaws Specialist College Open Day
Harrogate
Explore the College’s specialist facilities for living and learning on a campus tour, with a chance to speak to specialist staff and current students. Learn how Henshaws could support you to make your goals a reality. For more information and to book, email Henshaws College or call: 01423 886451. More


15 November 2016
Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2016

London
Join this National Autistic Society's conference to get up to date with the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for autistic girls and women. This conference will focus on: diagnosis of autistic girls and women, girls’ education – teaching social skills and communication, anxiety, and useful coping strategies, and how to teach about consent and staying safe online. More


22  November 2016
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism, and their impact on behaviour
This one-day, CPD certified course, organised by The National Autistic Society, will help delegates understand the potential causes of stress and anxiety for people on the autism spectrum. It will examine the impact of anxiety on behaviour and provide guidance on implementing changes to environments and practices to reduce stress. More


25 November 2016
Autism and social skills conference
London

This National Autistic Society’s conference will look at how unwritten social rules can be anxiety-inducing for autistic people. It will discuss the effectiveness of existing social skills development programmes and apps. More


23 to 25 January 2017
3-Day TEACCH Training Course    
TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More


26 January to 27 January 2017
2-Day SCERTS Training
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads. More


20 to 24 February 2017
Five-Day TEACCH Course
Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with supervised experience with students with autism in a structured setting. Suitable for SEN professionals and practitioners.

Prior’s Court Training & Development Centre. More


23 to 25 June 2017
3-Day TEACCH Training Course  
TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More


26 June to 27 June 2017
2-Day SCERTS Training
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads. More


26 June to 27 June 2017 to be confirmed
2-Day Social Stories Training
Carol Gray, consultant to individuals with autism and founder. Team Social Stories™ have helped individuals with autism of all ages understand and respond more effectively to daily interactions and events. More

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