SEN Newsletter May 2017     
 
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Featured stories


A sense of wonder
Using sensory equipment to promote educational development. More

The same but different
Choosing a school for a child with autism. More

Tourette’s unwrapped
The links between Tourette’s and common SEN conditions. More

Music in mind
How music therapy provides a vital form of expression for troubled pupils. More


The road to independence
A useful guide to buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle. 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 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


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 2016/17, 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


RM Flex
RM are the UK’s leading provider of IT support services for schools, with over 40 years of knowledge and experience.  They can provide a range of services from 3rd line support contracts through to a fully managed IT service to meet the bespoke and complex needs of SEN schools. 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. More


Various dates
Helping Learners with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD Day Course

A workshop that offers visual, auditory, social and behavioural strategies for teaching and support staff working with learners with autism, Asperger syndrome (ASDs), attention deficit hyperactive (impulsive) disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. Various dates; click here for more details.


Various dates
Autism/Asperger Syndrome Training

Strategies for effective inclusion of learners with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs): a day course for teachers and/or support staff, designed to enable successful inclusion of learners with autism and Asperger Syndrome. Various dates; click here for more details.


Various dates
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Designed to enable successful inclusion of a broad range of individuals and groups of learners including those with neurological conditions such as autism, Asperger syndrome, ADHD, ADD and related disorders whilst fully meeting the needs of their peers. Various dates and times; click here for more details.


Various dates
Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) Workshop
A course that focuses particularly on the understanding that individuals with these conditions may communicate/present differently to neurotypical learners but can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions. Various dates and times; click here for more details.


Various dates
Helping Learners with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD Day Course
A workshop that offers visual, auditory, social and behavioural strategies for teaching and support staff working with learners with autism, Asperger syndrome (ASDs), attention deficit hyperactive (impulsive) disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. Various dates; click here for more details.


15 May 2017
Masterclass with Dr Stephen Porges. Child Trauma: Connectedness, Emotional Regulation and the Polyvagal Theory
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


15 - 17 May 2017
Working with the autism spectrum: theory into practice, with Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh
This undergraduate course is evidence based, exploring ways of practically supporting people on the autism spectrum in a range of settings. More


20 May 2017
Teenagers: Stressed, Depressed and Messing Up. Interventions That Work

Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


Summer 2017, from 23 May
Introduction to working with individuals on the autism spectrum, with the University of Cumbria
Lancaster
A practice-based course, validated at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, it explores ways of working with people on the autism spectrum in range of settings. More


23 May 2017
Autism and mental health conference
Reading
Featuring Professor Tony Attwood and Wenn Lawson. This conference will prepare you to identify and provide targeted support for anyone on the autism spectrum who has mental health difficulties. More


23 May 2017
Autism and Puberty Conference
A relaxed and informative talk offering strategies, resources and practical tips on how to support a young person with autism through puberty. £5 parents and practitioners. More


Various June 2017
LEGO®-based therapy
One-day course focusing on the practical application of LEGO®-based therapy in schools and community settings. The course is ideally suited to those wishing to set up LEGO®-based therapy groups.
5 June: Bristol
6 June: Manchester
8 June: York
9 June: Birmingham
More


Various June and July 2017
Teen Life Licensed User Training
7 - 8 June - Barnsley, South Yorkshire
26 - 27 July - Barnsley, South Yorkshire

This training course offers autism experienced professionals an opportunity to train to deliver our six-session autism specific Teen Life programme locally. More


2 to 4 June 2017
Bal-A-Vis-X Workshop
London W1
Three days of intensive training. Bal-A-Vis-X is a series over 300 Balance / Auditory / Vision eXercises, of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm. Workshop is suited to SEN teachers and professionals and parents. Discounted early booking extended to 8 May.
London workshop
07766 837 616
More


9 to 11 June 2017
KIDS EXPO 2017
Poly World Trade Centre in Gungzhou, China
2017 China Preschool Education Conference and 8th International Kid’s Education Expo. More


13 June 2017
Autism and technology conference
Manchester
This conference will look at how technology can be used to facilitate real life interactions and what it means to be a person with autism growing up in a high-tech world. More


14 to 16 June 2017
Three-Day Structured Teaching Course

Practical strategies for autism professionals and parents. Includes designing and implementing structure in 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


16 June 2017
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL Framework to support people in higher education
London
This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic students at university. This course meets certain BIS criteria. More


16 and 17 June 2017 
The Autism Show
ExCeL London
In association with The National Autistic Society
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. Visitors can hear from the UK's leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; learn new strategies and approaches for home and the classroom; access one to one specialist advice; and interact with inspiring and thought-provoking features. All content is CPD accredited. Book your tickets now and save 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


22 June 2017
PDA – strategies for schools
London
This course will explore the potential sensory differences experienced by children and adults on the autism spectrum, exploring potential strategies to support these differences. More


23 - 24 June 2017 
The Autism Show
NEC Birmingham
In association with The National Autistic Society
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. Visitors can hear from the UK's leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; learn new strategies and approaches for home and the classroom; access one to one specialist advice; and interact with inspiring and thought-provoking features. All content is CPD accredited. Book your tickets now and save 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


26 to 28 June 2017
3-Day TEACCH Training Course

TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More


29 to 30 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


30 June 2017
Social Stories One-Day Workshop
Birmingham
A one-day workshop on how to write Social Stories, delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins, Certified Social Stories Trainer. More


30 June to 1 July 2017 
The Autism Show
EventCity Manchester
In association with The National Autistic Society
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. Visitors can hear from the UK's leading autism professionals; discover 100s of products and services; listen to adults on the spectrum talk about their experiences; learn new strategies and approaches for home and the classroom; access one to one specialist advice; and interact with inspiring and thought-provoking features. All content is CPD accredited. Book your tickets now and save 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


1 July 2017
Child Protection: What You Need to Know About Keeping Children Safe and Working Ethically
Training
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £150

The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


6 July 2017
PDA – current thinking in identification, assessment and diagnostic formulation
London
This course, delivered by Phil Christie, is for professionals who are looking to develop their understanding and skills in the recognition and assessment of children with PDA. More


6 and 7 July 2017
engage in their future National Conference
Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
An essential event for those working in the SEMH education sector. Keynote speakers Dr Andrew Curran, Bernard Allen, Karen Ferguson and Zoe Lodrick will consider "Working With the Whole: Mind, Body and Brain". Also includes workshops, Teach Meet and networking opportunities. More


8 July 2017
Too Much Pain: Helping Children with Traumatic Life Transitions, Losses and Separations
Conference
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £174

The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


22 July and 23 July 2017
Therapeutic Work with Teenagers: Offering a Wealth of Tools, Techniques and Ways of Being Alongside Troubled Teenagers
Training
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £300
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


4 October 2017
Music and Drama Education Expo : Manchester
Hilton Manchester Deansgate
Europe’s largest conference/exhibition for music and drama teachers comes to Manchester. Join the organisers for a day of free CPD. More


6 - 7 October 2017
Tes SEN Show
Business Design Centre, London
School leaders, teachers, support staff, parents and carers – attend the UK’s largest special educational needs show, for two days of ideas, inspiration, networking and innovation, to bring learning alive for pupils with SEN. Get your free ticket and book your early bird CPD seminars before 31 July 2017: tessenshow.co.uk


10 October 2017
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
Nottingham
This course looks at how you can help autistic children and adults to reduce stress and anxiety, how to understand their behaviour, and how to support them during difficult times. More


22 to 24 January 2018
3-Day TEACCH Training Course   

TEACCH 3 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. More


25 to 26 January 2018
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

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