SEN Newsletter January 2017     
 
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Featured stories


Autism assessments
What are they and what do they look for? More

Staying on track
Supporting young people with SEN into adult life. More

Teach and protect
The role of school staff in safeguarding children with SEN. More

Looking forwards with spina bifida
Healthcare transitions for young people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. More

Flights of fancy
How art gives kids with SEN a route to self-expression. More

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


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


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


Online Courses in Special Needs
Enrol now for one of ICEP Europe’s online courses, providing the highest quality content available. Their courses take 20 hours and are ideal for teachers, SENCOs and parents. More


Drums for Schools
Brand new SEN range from the music experts. Suitable for all ages and abilities and designed to get everyone actively engaged, first making and controlling sounds and then making music together. The kits and instruments are affordable, inclusive and accessible and because they come with clearly written teaching support and access to Drums for Schools experts, any practitioner or parent can start making a difference right away. 
www.drumsforschools.co.uk and www.soundchildren.co.uk


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.


Bespoke Inset Training Days
Inset training catered to your organisation’s specific needs. Highly successful, personalised SEN training to a range of environments. Various dates. More


Various dates
Woodland Trainer 1 Day Course and Advanced Woodland Trainer
Various locations
Offers teachers and teaching assistants the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical understanding in woodland camp craft, to take back to their own specific working environment to benefit their students. 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 Course
This course focuses on the understanding that despite the fact that learners with dyslexia may find the acquisition of literacy skills challenging, they can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions. 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 hyperactivity (impulsive) disorder (ADHD) and related conditions. More


Various dates
ADHD Course
Designed for educators and/or support staff to successfully include learners with ADHD/ADD and related conditions and provide effective strategies for inclusion of learners with ADHD. More


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. More


Various dates January to March 2017
Autism Education Trust Training in South East England
The National Autistic Society is offering a new series of training courses for professionals who work with pupils with autism aged five to 16. More


16 January 2017
Curriculum and Assessment for Children and Young People with SLD and PMLD
Manchester
How pedagogy, curriculum, and assessing pupil progress work together. More


21 January 2017
A Day with Dr Dan Hughes: Why "Pace" Heals (Play, Acceptance, Curiosity And Empathy). Key Interventions Explored
Conference
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


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


23 to 25 January 2017
SCERTS three day course

London
The SCERTS Model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum. More


26 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


28 January 2017
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings Through Puppetry
Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


31 January and 1 February 2017
Making SENSE of Behaviour
How do we make sense of behaviour? Is it just behaviour? Is all behaviour communication? Is all behaviour sensory? Or is it more complex than this? This practical course provides a structured framework to develop an understanding of behaviour and an individualised formulation. Understanding and integrating sensory integration theory into the formulation and intervention will form a key part of the course. More


Various February and March 2017
Continence problems in children on the autism spectrum 
22 February: London 
15 March: Birmingham

Written and presented by the authors of Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Professionals, this one-day course is aimed at those working with children on the autism spectrum who are experiencing difficulties with any aspect of toileting across a variety of settings. More 


9 February 2017
A Creative Day with EQUALS
London
Music Creativity with Carrie Lennard and "Interactive Storytelling" with Keith Park. More


18 February 2017
Therapeutic Conversations to Change Children’s Lives (age 4 to late teens)
Conference with award-winning author and expert Dr Margot Sunderland.
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


20 to 24 February 2017
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. 
Suitable for SEN professionals, teachers and practitioners.
£1295 professional/parent
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911

training@priorscourt.org.uk
www.priorscourt.org.uk


21 February 2017
Sensory considerations
Nottingham
For autistic children and adults, the sensory world can feel quite different and this can have an impact on people’s daily life and behaviour. Join us to learn more about this and learn practical ways of giving positive support. More


27 February 2017
Understanding and supporting the autism diagnostic process

Bromley 
This one-day course is for professionals who are developing their specialist skills in working with children and young people with autism, such as teachers, social workers and youth offending officers. More


Various March 2017
Understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges
16 March: Bristol
30th March: London
Written and presented by professionals from Birmingham Food Refusal Services, this one-day course will look at understanding the difficulties and potential practical and evidence based strategies. More


7 and 8 March 2017
NAS Professionals Conference
Harrogate

Hear the latest information from experts in the field and learn from case studies illustrating best practice. With four different seminar streams to choose from, delegates can select the seminars which are most relevant to their work. More


11 March 2017
Out Of Control Children: Why, What to Do and How to Be
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


14 March 2017
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL framework
London

SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to autistic people’s needs. It will allow you to develop better practice and use evidence-based strategies to support autistic children and adults. More


14 to 16 March 2017
GESS Dubai 2017
Providing educationalists of all levels three days of free to attend, inspirational and innovative content. GESS exhibitions and conferences enable educational suppliers and solutions providers to access important decision makers in the education sector. More


16 to 18 March 2017
The Education Show

NEC, Birmigham
With a specialist SEN seminar programme alongside hours of free CPD covering all aspects of education, the Education Show offers the fastest route to cost effective professional development. The peer-led programme highlights effective pedagogies and the latest research. To find out more, click here.  


21 March 2017
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour

London
This one-day 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 and 23 March 2017
Socialeyes Facilitator Training
Socialeyes is an innovative approach to learning social skills and developing social understanding for people on the autism spectrum. More


28 to 30 March 2017 
Naidex
NEC, Birmingham
On 28 to 30 March, Europe's biggest event dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment returns to the Birmingham NEC. Naidex boasts 250 cutting edge exhibitors and 150 industry experts over three days of innovation, education and networking for trade, professionals and consumers.
For sponsorship and exhibiting enquiries, email Paige Lewin.
For free tickets to attend, click here.


1 April 2017
Life Story Work with Troubled Children and Teenagers
Conference with world-leading expert Richard Rose

10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


26 to 28 April 2017
GESS Mexico – We Love Education

World Trade Center, Mexico City, Pepsi Center
The third edition of GESS Mexico from GESS portfolio of world class education exhibitions and conferences. GESS is free of charge to attend, giving you the opportunity to experience innovative exhibits and demonstrations from industry experts on the very latest education technologies and solutions. More


27 and 28 April 2017
Rebound Therapy for SEN, Open College Network Level 2
Birmingham
Accredited course for all staff, parents, professionals interested in using a trampoline for Rebound Therapy. More


4 May 2017   
Intensive Interaction
London
Focuses on the communication needs of people who have not achieved use nor perhaps understanding of speech and may be "difficult to reach" in various ways. More


15 to 19 May 2017
Five-Day TEACCH Course
Motivating and inspirational course combining knowledge and theory with direct experience working with students with autism. Led by trainers from Division TEACCH, University of North Carolina and experienced practitioners from the Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Team.  Suitable for SEN professionals, teachers and practitioners.
£1250 Professional/parent
Child Development Centre, Kempston, Bedfordshire.
01908 555615
Carole.eales@walnuts.milton-keynes.sch.uk


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


14 to 16 June
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 and 17 June 2017 
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. 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. 
To book your tickets now and save 20 per cent, click here


23 and 24 June 2017 
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. 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. To book your tickets now and save 20 per cent, click here.


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 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 to 27 June 2017
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


30 June to 1 July 2017 
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. 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. To book your tickets now and save 20 per cent, click here.

Douglas Silas Solicitors
Prior's Court

Drums for Schools
NAS
University of Birmingham
Equals
Autism Independent
Timotay
British Psychological Society
Centre for Child Mental Health
Naidex 2017
The Autism Show
Education Show 2017
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