SEN Newsletter October 2017     
 
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Featured stories


Acting autistic
How do popular portrayals of ASD affect autism awareness? More

Dyslexia tips for parents
Practical advice to promote learning and development. More

The cost of equal pay
Is the minimum wage restricting employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities? More

Understanding BESD
The causes of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties at school. More

What price dignity?
The UK’s lack of accessible toilets may be denying the human rights of disabled people. 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


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


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


Ascentis IDL intervention
IDL can help dyslexic pupils achieve better reading and spelling ages in just 26 hours. Click the link to find out why IDL is important for SENCOs and to read the full story. More


Coffin Works (Fleet Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1JP) offer a relaxed factory tour experience which has been designed specifically for people on the autistic spectrum and their families. It is also suitable for people with a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. 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


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


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 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.


Enrol for Oct, Nov or Dec 2017 study start
CACHE Level 3 Qualification: Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication via The Communication Trust’s Platform 3
Gain nine or ten credits; superb for support staff. Achieve within four months at own setting. £450. More


6 to 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 seminars now – session places are filling up fast: tessenshow.co.uk


11 October 2017
FASD in Education
Cornwall
FASD in Education training days offer opportunities to learn more about FASD, its impact in the classroom, adapting to the learning style and needs and raising standards of attainment amongst affected children/young people. More


12 October 2017
Pathological demand avoidance syndrome conference
Reading
This conference provides professionals and parents with clearer understanding and essential strategies of this profile of autism. More


14 October 2017
Trauma Aware: Working Practices to Turn Young Lives Around (age 0 - 18)
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


16 to 20 October 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.
£1295 professional/parent
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk
www.priorscourt.org.uk


17 October 2017
Understanding autism and introduction to the SPELL framework
London
This one-day course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults using SPELL. More


18 October 2017
FASD in Education
Essex
FASD in Education training days offer opportunities to learn more about FASD, its impact in the classroom, adapting to the learning style and needs and raising standards of attainment amongst affected children/young people. More


19 October 2017
Foundation Talking Mats ® Training in association with Talking Mats Ltd
Birmingham
Participants become registered with Talking Mats Ltd as a qualified user, and will leave the day with a course manual, mat, and selected resources. £190 - £360 depending on resource bundle chosen. More


2 November 2017
A Creative Day with EQUALS
University of Manchester
Morning: music creativity for students with PMLD and complex needs using iPads and the ThumbJam app "The improvise Approach" with Carrie Lennard.
Afternoon: "interactive storytelling" with Keith Park using a very simple call and response method, in which one person calls out a line of the story and everyone else repeats it. More


7 November 2017
Social Stories™ one-day workshop
Bristol
A one-day workshop on how to write social stories, delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins, Certified Social Stories Trainer. More


7 to 9 November 2017
AccessAbilities Expo 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A dedicated event that aims to bring the world’s latest robotic and assistive technology products under one roof with the goal of enhancing the lives of more than 50 million people in the region having disabilities. More


8 November 2017
FASD in Education
Leeds
FASD in Education training days offer opportunities to learn more about FASD, its impact in the classroom, adapting to the learning style and needs and raising standards of attainment amongst affected children/young people. More


8 November 2017
EduKent EXPO and Conference
Kent Event Centre, Detling near Maidstone, Kent
EduKent EXPO and Conference is Kent's event for effective school management, learning and teaching – featuring inspirational keynotes, interactive workshops and an exhibition. More


8 to 10 November 2017
EduTECH Asia 2017
Suntec, Singapore
At EduTECH Asia, we will be addressing key topics in K-12, tertiary, SEN, ECE and VET education to help prepare today's students for tomorrow's workforce. More


11 November 2017
Adoption UK’s Annual Conference – Attachment and Trauma in the Classroom

This conference focuses on alternative learning methods to improve educational outcomes for adopted children. Experts who’ve helped enhance the experiences of vulnerable children in the classroom will provide parents and schools with strategies to meet adoptees’ needs. More


11 November 2017
Brain-Based Attachment Interventions to Transform Troubled Lives
With international experts Dr Dan Hughes and Dr Jonathan Baylin.
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


14 November 2017
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
London
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


15 November 2017
Twilight Training – Semi-formal Curriculum

Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne
This twilight session will provide detailed guidance in relation to the EQUALS Semi-formal Curriculum so that delegates have a real sense of how these work, how they work together and how different they are from the National Curriculum.
4 - 6.30pm
www.equals.co.uk


16 November 2017
Twilight Training – Semi-formal Curriculum
Priory Woods, Middlesbrough
Hadrian School, Newcastle upon Tyne This twilight session will provide detailed guidance in relation to the EQUALS Semi-formal Curriculum so that delegates have a real sense of how these work, how they work together and how different they are from the National Curriculum.
4 - 6.30pm
www.equals.co.uk


16 November 2017
Kidz to Adultz North
EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS
A free event supporting children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and professionals. 160+ exhibitors
. Boost your CPD – 10 free seminars accredited by The CPD Certification Service.
9.30am - 4.30pm
0161 6078200. More


17 November 2017
CPD Masterclass: Whole school approaches to support children with speech, language and communication needs (Primary)
Birmingham
Led by Wendy Lee, former Communication Trust Professional Director and Claire Vuckovic, Senior Lecturer (SEND and Inclusion) University of Cumbria. Discounts for joint SALT/Teacher/SENDCO attendance.  £195 or £135. More


21 November 2017
Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference
Manchester
Join the NAS to get up to date with the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for autistic girls and women. More


22 November 2017
Physical Education – An Introduction to Sherborne Developmental Movement – Certificate Level 1
Ivy House School, Derby
Delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of the Sherborne Developmental approach to physical education and relationship play for children with special educational needs. More


23 November 2017
PDA – strategies for schools
Manchester
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


24 November 2017
CPD Masterclass: Active Listening for Active Learning – Maggie Johnson and Carolyn Player
Birmingham
Highly successful in helping children with additional needs who rely heavily on support to become more independent. QED published 400 page photocopiable resource is course handbook. Course fee includes course materials: £250. More 


30 November 2017
Autism, self-harm and self-injury masterclass
London
With Dr Khalid Karim and Sarah Baines, this masterclass will look at why autistic people may self-harm or self-injure, and explore helpful strategies and resources. More


5 December 2017
Autism and Sensory Issues Conference
Leicester
Join the NAS to hear the latest insight and best practice for supporting autistic individuals with sensory processing issues, as well as useful coping strategies to help overcome challenges. More


7 and 8 December 2017  
Makaton Foundation Workshop
Birmingham
Achieve full Makaton Charity certification for this workshop – taking place within five minutes walk of New Street Station.  £175.00. More


13 to 15 December 2017
Learning and Teaching Expo (LTE)
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

LTE is Asia’s Leading Education Expo and Hong Kong’s annual signature education event. LTE is an ideal platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest school innovations and for buyers to source the best learning solutions. SEN Theatre is one of the key features in LTE.
ltexpo.com.hk/show


14 to 15 December 2017
Asia-Pacific International Schools Conference (AISC)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
AISC is the annual event for international school leaders and educators in the Asia Pacific region. AISC brings together the international schools community to explore topical education issues that educators within Asia Pacific international schools are keen to debate.
aisc.com.hk/event


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


12 Jan 2018
Tony Talks Autism 2018
Manchester

A one-day event. An opportunity to learn with world autism expert Dr Tony Attwood, one of the world's most respected experts on autism.
0141 638 4098
carolyn@medicacpd.com
www.medicacpd.com


18 and 19 January 2018
Makaton Safeguarding Workshop
Birmingham
An in-depth progression route for settings already on-board with Makaton. Takes practice to a new level with safeguarding at centre of planning. £240.00. More


20 January 2018
Building Resilience: Using Key Tools, Techniques and Interventions with Children and Teenagers (Positive Psychology, Stress Management, CBT, Mindfulness, The Big Empathy Drawing)
10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


22 to 24 January 2018
TEACCH 3-day Induction Course   

Led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. £395. More


25 to 26 January 2018
2-Day SCERTS Training
Training course led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads. £263.00. More


5 to 9 February 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.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
01635 245911
training@priorscourt.org.uk
www.priorscourt.org.uk


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


18 to 19 June 2018
2-Day TEACCH Training Course   

Led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. £TBA. More


20 to 22 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. £355. More


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

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