SEN Newsletter August 2017     
 
SEN Magazine


Sept/Oct issue of SEN Magazine:

  • dyslexia
  • dyspraxia
  • choosing a school for a child with SEN
  • TES SEN Show preview
  • National Adoption Week
  • SEN publishing
  • BESD/SEMH
  • school visits
  • autism
  • CPD
  • recruitment
    and much more...

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Featured stories


Embracing inclusion
A plea for inclusive practice in all schools. More

Healthy minds
PSHE: equipping pupils with SEN for life at school and beyond. More

Being a "normal" teenager
How visual impairment has helped one student forge a strong sense of identity. More

An unpredictable condition
No two days are the same when you’re living with cerebral palsy. More

Switching to SEN
Making the transition from mainstream teaching to an SEN setting. More

For the latest articles, 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


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


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


Progress are looking for people with an interest in SEND and they offer very attractive packages for the right people, along with any further training you might need. Fostering is hugely rewarding and Progress offer all the support you will need. Find out more by calling: 01902 561066 or click here.


Essex Adoption and Fostering
Do you have experience of working with children with disabilities? Essex Adoption and Fostering need specialist foster carers to provide short breaks for families with children who have challenging behaviour or complex medical needs. You’ll need a spare room; in return you’ll receive a high level of support, competitive salary and the option to work on a part-time or full-time basis. 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. More


Enrol for Sept, 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 9 or 10 credits; superb for support staff. Achieve within 4 months at own setting. £450. More


Various dates
Teen Life Licensed User Training
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


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.


2 September 2017
Enabling Children to Speak About Feelings Through Storytelling
Training
10.00 - 17.00. Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


7 September 2017
RISE 4 disability Exhibition and Conference

Kent Event Centre, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF
Delegates will learn how to resource and identify suitable equipment and services for a wide range of disabilities. Whether you are a health professional, carer or parent, this free to attend event has something for everyone. More


9 September 2017
Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse: Vital Interventions That Heal

Conference (includes ground-breaking new documentary "Resilience").
10.00 - 17.00. Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


12 and 13 September 2017
Two-day Masterclass: Maggie Johnson – Selective Mutism for Professionals and Parents/Carers
Birmingham
Introduces an inclusive 24/7 approach. Includes resource manual. Discounts to support joint attendance. Full rate £350 reducing to £250. Enable parents to attend for £150. More


20 September 2017
FASD in Education
Edinburgh
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


26 September 2017
Autism and complex needs conference

London
One-day conference to help you get up to date with the latest policy and practice around support for autistic children and adults with complex needs. More


29 September 2017
North Wales 2nd Annual Autism Conference
Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
Keynote speaker Dr Luke Beardon
. Special guests Derek Paravicini and Professor Adam Ockleford. A full-day programme of speakers, workshops and trade stands for families, autistic individuals and professionals to network and access credible information for educators, researchers and specialist working in the field of autism. 8.30am - 5.00pm.
Conference enquiries: 01978 293494. Email: conference@glyndwr.ac.uk
Trade stand enquiries: 01352 703055. Email: aaas.flintshire@gmail.com
More


30 September 2017
Mindfulness; Attachment Play; Animals and Nature: Creative Connections for Healing Troubled Children
Conference
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £174

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


Training starts October 2017
Diploma in Trauma Informed Schools (Practitioner Status)
12 weekend days over two terms.
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
020 7704 2534
info@artspsychotherapy.org
www.artspsychotherapy.org


Training Starts October 2017
Certificate in Counselling Skills with Children Using the Arts

12 weekend days over 2 terms
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
020 7704 2534
info@artspsychotherapy.org

More


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. Sessions include "Differentiating With Music Technology". Book free tickets.


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 early bird CPD seminars before 31 July 2017: 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


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
Supporting autistic people with challenging behaviour conference
Birmingham
This conference discusses the latest research and best practice in understanding and responding to challenging behaviour in children and adults with autism. More


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


19 October 2017
Understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges
Birmingham
This one-day course will focus on understanding and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum with eating challenges. 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 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


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


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
Get up to date with the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for autistic girls and women. 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 


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


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. £395. More


25 to 26 January 2018
2-Day SCERTS Training
TEACCH 2 DAY training course led by Professor Gary Mesibov, former Director of Div. TEACCH. 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


25 to 26 June 2018 (May change to week before)
2-Day TEACCH Training Course
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads.
£263. More


27 to 29 June 2018 (May change to week before)
3-Day SCERTS Training
An introduction and application and assessment using the SCERTS framework Led By Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP Director, Communication Crossroads.  £TBA. More


28 to 29 June 2018  (May change to week before)
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

Douglas Silas Solicitors
Prior's Court

NAS
https://newskillsacademy.co.uk/courses/teaching/?ref=32
Essex CC Fostering and Adoption
RM
Autism Independent
Course Beetle
IDL dyslexia intervention
Kaz's new typing tutor
Timotay
British Psychological Society
Centre for Child Mental Health
Access Abilities Expo
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