SEN Newsletter February 2017     
 
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Featured stories


What can pupils with SEN expect from their school?
The requirements on schools to support pupils with SEN. More

King of the hopeless attention span
Making the most of ADHD. More

Epilepsy and families
How epilepsy affects all those who live with it. More

Grief unspoken
Supporting children with SEN through bereavement. More

Yoga and SEN
Using yoga to help children with behaviour issues. 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


Drums for Schools
Brand new SEN music range designed to get everyone actively engaged. The kits, instruments and innovative "musical clothing" are affordable, inclusive and accessible and, because they come with clearly written teaching support and access to experts, any practitioner or parent can start leading effective music-making sessions right away. www.drumsforschools.co.uk and www.soundchildren.co.uk


CPD, training and events


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
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. Various dates. Click here for more details.


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. Various dates. Click here for more details.


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. Various dates. Click here for more details.


Various Dates
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. Click here for more details.


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. Various dates. Click here for more details.


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


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. This event will enable you 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
Autism and sport: one day theory and practical combined
11 March: Edinburgh
22 March: Wrexham

This course combines an introduction to autism with a practical focus on how you can help autistic children and adults take part in sport and physical activities. 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 March 2017
Special Educational Needs Conference
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London
This year's Special Educational Needs Conference is taking place on Tuesday 7 March at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. With an expert panel of speakers, this forward-thinking and interactive conference will leave you armed with the knowledge and advice to aid you in your day-to-day practice. Click here to book your place now.


7 and 8 March 2017
NAS Professional 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

This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults. SPELL is a framework that enables 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
Birmingham
This two day course will provide an understanding of the Socialeyes programme, explain how to use the resources and how to set up and facilitate your own programme. More


28 to 30 March 2017 
Naidex
NEC, Birmingham
The 43rd installment of the biggest event in the disability and care sector. Visitors can expect a strong educational focus, one-to-one advice and expert guidance, a dedicated children and young people zone with demo arena, and the latest innovations and advancements in research and support. To register for your free ticket, 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


8 April 2017
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings Through Emotional Literacy Games and Exercises
Training
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health

020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


22 April 2017
Treating Trauma - Key Interventions for Emotional and Physiological Regulation (Children, Teenagers and Adults)
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
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


28 April 2017
AAC and Literacy Study Day
Saunderton, Bucks
For professionals and others supporting children with complex needs (and SLCN) who use high or low tech communication aids (inc symbols), in mainstream or specialist provision. Easy by car and train. Also tech roadshows in Oldham and Oxford, March. For info and booking, click here


4 May 2017   
Intensive Interaction
London
Covers 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


18 May 2017
An Introduction to Sherborne Developmental Movement – Certificate Level 1
Derby
The Sherborne Developmental approach to physical education and relationship play for children with SEN. More


Various June 2017
LEGO®-based therapy

5 June: Bristol
6 June: Manchester
8 June: York
9 June: Birmingham

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. 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


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 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


22 June 2017
Technology for Inclusion - Physical meets digital: technology-enabled real world learning
London
Focuses on how computers, mobile devices and assistive technologies can help overcome barriers to learning, and promote independence and inclusion. More


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


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 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
Equals
Autism Independent
Timotay
British Psychological Society
Centre for Child Mental Health
Naidex 2017
The Autism Show
Education Show 2017
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