SEN Newsletter April 2018    
 
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 Assessing dyslexia
Identifying and overcoming barriers to learning. More

Making sense of SEN law
How well do education professionals understand the law around SEN? More

That autism “thing”
A mother asks what all the battles she’s fought for her son with autism have really been for. More


Making children’s homes outstanding
What does best practice look like for homes supporting those with complex needs? More


Sensory strategies
How to recognise and support people with sensory processing difficulties. 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 


OmegaBrite
OmegaBrite is a high EPA 90% omega-3 supplement. OmegaBrite, containing 70% EPA (7:1 EPA/DHA) for anti-inflammatory balance, was formulated in 1998 by Dr. Locke while on faculty at Harvard Medical School. OmegaBrite is used and recommended by physicians who require a high concentrate omega-3 supplement.
8000 443 224. 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


Options Autism, part of Outcomes First Group, provides care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. Options offer a pathway of services supported by specialist education, care and therapeutic teams, to meet the individual needs of each person within their care. More


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


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


The SEN Awards
The National Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Awards are free-to-enter annual awards covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Categories cover good inclusion for 0-24 year olds in education or employment. 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


Online – live now
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


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


25 and 26 April 2018
Naidex
NEC Birmingham
Last chance to register for Naidex, Europe's most established disability and independent living event, with 200 fully CPD accredited seminars.
Click here for your free ticket.


1 May 2018
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
London
A one-day course that explores 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


2 May 2018
Managing Employees with Autism
THe NAS's two-day training course is for managers with autistic people in their team, who wish to increase their understanding of autism and how to support their team. More


3 May 2018
Catatonia and autism masterclass
London
Delivered by Dr Amitta Shah, this masterclass explores catatonia, a severely disabling complication in autistic children and adults, raising awareness and teaching about early identification, diagnosis and management strategies of Catatonia states. More


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


June 2018
The Autism Show
London, Birmingham and Manchester
Discover practical tips and strategies to help care, support and teach autistic people. Listen to talks on making sense of self injury, improving sensory processing and exploring the barriers to employment. More


9 June 2018
Child Counselling: Key Tools and Techniques
Conference with award-winning author and expert Dr Margot Sunderland.
10.00 - 16.30
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 June 2018
Bilingual Children with Speech and Language Difficulties
Manchester
Best practice – delivered by Dr Sean Pert.

£215 or £190 if two book together. 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


16 June 2018
Life Story Work with Troubled Children and Teenagers
Conference with world-leading expert Richard Rose.
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £183

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


19 June 2018
Autism and SPELL
London
This course will build your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic students at school using SPELL framework. More


21 June 2018
Social Stories™
Birmingham
This course aims to support you to understand how to develop and use Social Stoires. Delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins, fully endorsed by Carol Gray. More


21 June 2018
The SEND Conference 2018
Central London
The SEND Conference 2018 offers a vital opportunity to explore outstanding SEND provision and deliver quality interventions which support improved outcomes. Hear from the Department of Education, Achievement for All, the National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) and more.
Exclusive 20% discount. Call: 0203-770-6672 or email: Azeem.Choudhary@insidegovernment.co.uk quoting SEN18 to confirm your discount. To find out more, click here.


22 June 2018
Using the curriculum to meet SLCN needs
Birmingham

Delivered by Claire Vuckovic, Senior Lecturer (SEND and Inclusion) University of Cumbria
£195 or £135 if paired. More


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


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


18 to 20 September 2018
Selective Mutism 2 or 3 Day Masterclass
Birmingham
Delivered by UK expert Maggie Johnson.
Prices from £350. More


29 September 2018
The Promise and the Pain of Social Media, Self Harm and Other Health-Harming Behaviours. Building resilience and health-healing alternatives
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


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.
£1295 professionals/parents.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk

www.priorscourt.org.uk


November 2018
Postgraduate certificate in autism and Asperger syndrome
London
This popular postgraduate certificate in autism and Asperger syndrome is run with Sheffield Hallam University. More


January 2019
3-Day TEACCH Training Course
Led By Professor Gary Mesibov former Dir. of Div TEACCH.
£398.
More


January 2019
2-Day SCERTS Training
Training course led by Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads.
£265.
More


11 to 15 February 2019
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
£1295 professionals/parents
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk

www.priorscourt.org.uk


June 2019
2-Day Social Learning and Understanding (Social Stories)
Led By Carol Gray.
Cost: £TBA.
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Autism Independent
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IDL dyslexia intervention
Timotay
British Psychological Society
Centre for Child Mental Health
The Autism Show 2018
Naidex

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