SEN Newsletter June 2017     
 
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Featured stories


Dyslexia revisited
A fresh look at commonly held beliefs about dyslexia. More

Sensory processing disorders
How to support children with SPD. More

Subtract the negatives
Does maths teaching discriminate against pupils with SEN? More

The biggest SEN you’ve never heard of
Speech, language and communication needs explained. More


Making outdoor learning happen
How to plan a residential activity trip for pupils with SEN. 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


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


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


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 see website for more details. 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. Various dates see website for more details. 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. Various dates see website for more details. More


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 see website for more details. 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. Various dates see website for more details. 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


10 June 2017
Child Counselling: Key Tools and Techniques

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


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
ExCeL London
In association with The National Autistic Society
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. Book your tickets now and save 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


22 June 2017
PDA – strategies for schools

London
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


23 - 24 June 2017 
The Autism Show
NEC Birmingham
In association with The National Autistic Society
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. Book your tickets now and save 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


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
EventCity Manchester
In association with The National Autistic Society
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. Book your tickets now and save 20 per cent at: www.autismshow.co.uk


1 July 2017
Child Protection: What You Need to Know About Keeping Children Safe and Working Ethically
Training
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £150

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


6 July 2017
PDA – current thinking in identification, assessment and diagnostic formulation
London
This course, delivered by Phil Christie, is for professionals who are looking to develop their understanding and skills in the recognition and assessment of children with PDA. More


6 and 7 July 2017
engage in their future National Conference
Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne
An essential event for those working in the SEMH education sector. Keynote speakers Dr Andrew Curran, Bernard Allen, Karen Ferguson and Zoe Lodrick will consider "Working With the Whole: Mind, Body and Brain". Also includes workshops, Teach Meet and networking opportunities. More


8 July 2017
Too Much Pain: Helping Children with Traumatic Life Transitions, Losses and Separations
Conference
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £174

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


22 July and 23 July 2017
Therapeutic Work with Teenagers: Offering a Wealth of Tools, Techniques and Ways of Being Alongside Troubled Teenagers
Training
10.00 - 17.00 Cost: £300
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


26 to 27 July 2017
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


Starts October 2017
Certificate in Trauma Informed Schools (Practitioner Status)
12-day weekend training over 2 terms in association with The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
020 7704 2534
info@artspsychotherapy.org
www.artspsychotherapy.org


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 - 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


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
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 


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


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


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


21 November 2017
Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference
Manchester
Join us to 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


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. More


25 to 26 January 2018
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

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Prior's Court

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Autism Independent
Kaz's new typing tutor
Timotay
British Psychological Society
Centre for Child Mental Health
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