SEN Newsletter February 2018    
 
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Featured stories

Down syndrome: building blocks for education
How do children with Down syndrome understand the world? More

Signs of learning
The role of British Sign Language in education. More

What has the Children and Families Act done for SEN provision?
How the Government’s SEN reforms are working out in practice. More

Unstructured times are the worst!
Useful ideas to help pupils with autism during break and transition times. More

Moving out, moving on
Residential further education for young people with high needs. More


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Featured organisations


SEN.fyi (App)
Everything You Wanted To Know About SEN – all in one place! Download this App free to your Smartphone or Tablet for iOS (on Apple App store) or Android (on Google Play store). More 


The British Psychological Society (BPS) provides nationally recognised qualifications in test use for SEN professionals who use psychometric or psychological tests to understand children’s strengths and learning needs. Eligible holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may progress to do the Access Arrangements Course (AAC). More


Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. The award provides a clear framework for schools to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum. The process is light on paperwork and flexible to each school. Find out more at: www.artsmark.org.uk


Anglia Ruskin University
You’re dedicated, pioneering and understanding; ARU is made for you. They offer an exciting and innovative postgraduate course in Special Educational Needs and Disability. It is offered from their Chelmsford campus with start dates of January and September. To find out more, click here.


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


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 2017/18, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk


Hesley Group
Hesley Group provides specialist support through its schools, colleges and adult residential services with a highly experienced and expert multidisciplinary educational, care and therapeutic staff resource, in high quality purpose built settings. Hesley are focused on positive outcomes and progress towards sustainable independence. More


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


KAZ Typing Tutor SEN/Dyslexia Edition - teaches typing skills whilst addressing issues related to visual stress. Developed with advice and guidance from The Dyslexia Research Trust, the program’s unique opening "Preference Screen" offers the user a selection of options, which once chosen, are applied – tailor making the course. More


Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK, established 1984, is a family owned and run company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of assistive technologies to help people live more independently and remain in their family homes for as long as possible. Their areas of expertise are epilepsy, autism and elderly care. More


CPD, training and events


Online Education from New Skills Academy
New Skills Academy pride themselves on providing the best online education courses to further your career. Their experienced tutors have meticulously created some incredibly well received diplomas. Their diverse portfolio includes courses in the following areas: Autism Awareness Diploma; ADHD Diploma; Asperger Syndrome Awareness Diploma. Use code SEN80 for up to an 80% discount on all courses this month. More


Enrol to suit
CACHE Level 3 Qualification: Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication via The Communication Trust’s Platform 3
Up to ten credits; achieve within four months. £450. More


Training: 12 weekend days over 2 terms
Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health-Informed Schools (Practitioner Status)
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
020 7704 2534
info@artspsychotherapy.org
www.artspsychotherapy.org


Throughout 2018
The Education and Academies Show
Manchester, Newmarket, Farnborough, Birmingham
Major UK education shows – attracting 300+ school decision-makers and over 100 key exhibitors. More


February to March 2018
Introduction to working with individuals on the autism spectrum
This 20-credit module is a collaboration between the University of Cumbria and The National Autistic Society, and is validated at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. More


8 February 2018
Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
Harrogate
Training for SENCOs, headteachers and deputy headteachers in the field of dyslexia. All delegates will receive CPD certification. More


20 February 2018
Sensory considerations training
London
This course will help you understand more about, and learn practical ways of giving support to, autistic people living with sensory sensitivity and their families. More


22 and 23 February 2018
Music and Drama Education Expo | London
Olympia London
Europe’s largest conference for music and drama teachers offers over 80 CPD workshops, including sessions on working with SEND students. Book free tickets.


28 February 2018
Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
Manchester
Training for SENCOs, headteachers and deputy headteachers in the field of dyslexia. All delegates will receive CPD certification. More


March 2018
Autistic women and girls online module
This online module explores how autism can differ in women and girls, and how best to recognise and support these autistic women and girls. More


6 March 2018
SEN Law Conference
Central London
IPSEA, Douglas Silas Solicitors and Matrix have announced the staging of a new annual SEN Law Conference. This one-day specialist conference is aimed at advisers in SEN law, including claimant and local authority lawyers, IASS advisers and other professionals. Speakers will provide legal and policy updates across all aspects of this fast-moving and developing area. Click here for details.


7 March 2018
Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
Stafford
Training for SENCOs, headteachers and deputy headteachers in the field of dyslexia. All delegates will receive CPD certification. More


7 March 2018
Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
Croydon
Training for SENCOs, headteachers and deputy headteachers in the field of dyslexia. All delegates will receive CPD certification. More


7 to 8 March 2018
Autism Professionals Annual Conference
Harrogate
This two-day conference explores how to empower autistic voice and choice. Hear the latest information from experts in the field and learn from case studies illustrating best practice. More


8 March 2018
Creating a Dyslexia Friendly Classroom
Birmingham
Training for SENCOs, headteachers and deputy headteachers in the field of dyslexia. All delegates will receive CPD certification. More


10 March 2018
Therapeutic Conversations with Children and Teenagers with Mental Health Problems
Conference
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


13 and 14 March 2018
Understanding the workplace for autistic women
This two-day training course is for autistic women in work who want to increase their understanding of the potential complexities of the workplace. More


15 March 2018
Autism and eating challenges
London
This course will examine and explore the common patterns of eating in autistic children and evidence and practice-based strategies for intervention. More


15 to 17 March 2018
The Education Show

Birmingham NEC
Three days of useful and informative free-learning, talks and workshops, all aimed at helping you try new things, challenge students and bring creativity to the classroom. Meet exhibitors with innovative products and creative solutions to everyday classroom needs, to help you bring your classroom to life. Click here to register.


16 March 2018
An Introduction to working with children and young people with Social, Emotional, Mental Health and SLCN

London
Presented by UK speech and language therapy expert Melanie Cross. £215. More


19 March 2018
Masterclass on autism and gender dysphoria
London
With Wenn Lawson, this masterclass will explore autism and gender dysphoria, referencing both academic knowledge and understanding along with his own personal story and anecdotal accounts. More


20 and 21 March 2018
Selective Mutism: 2 Day Masterclass for Professionals, Parents and Carers
Birmingham
Led by UK expert Maggie Johnson. Rated "invaluable" by teachers, therapists and parents. £350 (discounts available). More


22 March 2018
Autism and continence
London
This course, delivered by Dr Eve Fleming and Lorraine MacAlister, is aimed at those working with autistic children who are experiencing difficulties with any aspect of toileting across a variety of settings. More


22 to 23 March 2018
SocialEyes facilitator training
On this two-day course, learn how to use the SocialEyes learning resource in order to facilitate your own SocialEyes programme. More


28 March or 12 June 2018
Talking Mats: Record evidence and impact of person-centred approaches
Birmingham
Gains registration as a qualified user. £170. More


21 April 2018
A Day with Dr Dan Hughes: Why “Pace” Heals (Play, Acceptance, Curiosity And Empathy) Key Interventions Explored
Conference
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


25 and 26 April 2018
Naidex
NEC Birmingham
Naidex is Europe's most established disability and independent living event, with 200 fully CPD accredited seminars.

To register for your free ticket, click here.


Friday 27 April 2018
A Day with World-Leading Expert Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk: “The Body Keeps The Score”
Conference
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 and 11 May 2018
2 Day accredited AVIGuk Video Interaction Guidance™ (VIG) Training
Canterbury
Necessary to become an accredited UK VIG practitioner. Uses video to support change within communication. £400. More


12 May 2018
Sensory Attachment Intervention. A day with Éadaoin Bhreathnach
Conference
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


12 June 2018
Autism and SPELL in Higher Education
London
This course will build your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic student at university using SPELL framework. More


15 to 16 June 2018
The Autism Show
in association with The National Autistic Society

ExCeL London
The Autism Show, the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), attracts over 10,000 parents, carers, and professionals looking for the latest autism information, practical advice, products and services on the condition. Book your tickets now and save over 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


22 to 23 June 2018
The Autism Show
in association with The National Autistic Society
NEC Birmingham
The Autism Show, the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), attracts over 10,000 parents, carers, and professionals looking for the latest autism information, practical advice, products and services on the condition. Book your tickets now and save over 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


25 to 26 June 2018
2-Day TEACCH Training Course
Led By Professor Gary Mesibov former Dir. of Div TEACCH
Cost: £287.00.
More


27 to 29 June 2018
3-Day SCERTS Training
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads.
Cost: £355. More


27 to 29 June 2018
Three-Day Structured Teaching Course
Practical strategies for autism professionals and parents. Includes designing and implementing structure in a learning environments and the home, methods for building communication, social, vocational and leisure skills and the use of social stories and assessment.
£295 professionals and £145 parents/concessions
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk

www.priorscourt.org.uk


28 to 29 June 2018
2-Day Social Learning and Understanding Training (social stories)
Carol Gray, Consultant to Individuals with Autism and Founder, Team Social Stories™ and Social Stories Satellite Schools and Services. £296. More


29 to 30 June 2018
The Autism Show
in association with The National Autistic Society
EventCity Manchester
The Autism Show, the national event for autism (including Asperger syndrome), attracts over 10,000 parents, carers, and professionals looking for the latest autism information, practical advice, products and services on the condition. Book your tickets now and save over 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


16 to 18 October 2018
Advanced Applications of TEACCH: "Beyond the Basics"
Next step for TEACCH practitioners in pathway to Certified Practitioner accreditation. Stimulating and motivational three-day course to extend skills to consult, mentor and train other professionals in the TEACCH philosophy and strategies. Not available elsewhere outside the US TEACCH – early booking recommended.
£795 professional/parent
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk

www.priorscourt.org.uk


22 to 26 October 2018
Five-Day TEACCH Course

Inspirational, intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct experience working with students with autism. Led by trainers from Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina and experienced practitioners and TEACCH trainers from Prior's Court. Course runs twice a year in February and October. Places limited so early booking advised.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk

www.priorscourt.org.uk


January 2019
3-Day TEACCH Training Course
Led By Professor Gary Mesibov former Dir. of Div TEACCH
(Cost: £TBA)
More


January 2019
2-Day SCERTS Training
Training course led by Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads.
(Cost: £TBA)
More

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MA Special Educational Needs and Disability
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IDL dyslexia intervention
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Timotay
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