SEN Newsletter March 2019    
 
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Featured stories


Online safety in a shifting world
How can we protect children from the new threats they face online? More

Looking out for yourself
School leaders must take care of their own wellbeing if they are to support staff and pupils. More


ADHD and motor interventions
Can physical exercise help cognitive performance and concentration in children with ADHD? More

Are you sitting comfortably
Specialist seating is central to inclusion for pupils with disabilities. More

Driving attainment for deaf children
What can schools do to stop deaf pupils falling ever further behind their hearing peers? 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 (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


SpaceKraft develop and manufacture a full range of sensory products that provide genuine solutions to meet the changing needs of their customers. Drawing on the expertise of professionals working in the field, SpaceKraft has created an unrivalled range of sensory products. Call them on: 01274 581007 to receive a free catalogue or click here to visit their website.


Doncaster School for the Deaf
For pupils aged four to nineteen years. Staff include Teachers of the Deaf, speech and language therapists, audiologist and nurse. Ofsted "good" states: pupils make strong progress and  pupils "thrive". The residential Children's home is "outstanding"
. Contact: secretary@ddt-deaf.org.uk
More


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


Hexagol Sports UK
Hexagol Sports UK are a brand new organisation providing interactive sensory sports games. 
Hexagol Cells provide a safe, enclosed environment where all pupils, no matter what their needs, can take part and have great fun in sport. For more information, contact: Robert@hexagol.com or tel: 07775 594394. More


The Skills Network 
Gain an accredited qualification at no cost, through fully-funded distance learning courses. Further your career with a course in: Understanding Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties, or Common Childhood Illnesses. More


Timotay Playscapes create inspirational sensory playgrounds, outdoor spaces and playground equipment, providing nurturing, rehabilitating and inclusive environments. Using natural materials and creative thinking they offer unrivalled outdoor space 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 2018/19, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk


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


Autism Online Training Modules
Uniquely created and produced by autistic people, the National Autistic Society's online modules provide an "insider's" perspective of autism to give you a unique understanding of how autistic people would like to be understood and supported. More 


The Skills Network Funded Course in Specific Learning Difficulties
Gain an accredited qualification for free – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties. Study in your own time. More


The Skills Network Funded Course in Understanding Autism
Gain an accredited qualification for free – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism. Study in own time online or by paper resources. More


The Skills Network Funded Course in Children’s Mental Health 
Free accredited qualification – Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health. Study in your own time. More


The Skills Network Funded Courses in Common Childhood Illnesses
Gain an accredited qualification for free – Level 2 Certificate in Common Childhood Illnesses. Study in your own time. More


The Skills Network Fully Funded Courses
Free accredited qualifications – distance learning courses; Autism, Learning Difficulties, Childhood Illnesses, Children’s Mental Health. Study via e-learning or paper resources. 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 10 credits; Achieve within 4 months. £450. More


Book to suit
Makaton Training
Makaton training for your organisation at your venue. More


Part-time Training
Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools and Communities

Ten-day training over two terms in many regions. University validated 12-day training in London. Also available in your own venue.
info@traumainformedschools.co.uk
www.traumainformedschools.co.uk


5 March 2019 
SEN Law Conference
Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London SE1 1GA

This one-day specialist SEN Law Conference will provide legal and policy updates across all aspects of this fast-moving and developing area of law. More


7 to 8 March 2019
Hanen 4 "I"s to Socialize™
Coaching Parents of Children with Autism and Social Communication Difficulties:
2 Day Workshop
London
For practitioners within settings to coach parents and caregivers to apply Hanen strategies. From £295. Registration open now. More


7 and 8 March 2019
Autism Annual Conference
Birmingham

A unique opportunity for professionals to discuss best practice and share learning. Hear the latest information from leading experts in the field and learn from case studies illustrating best practice. More


19 March 2019
Healthy Minds Licensed User Training

Barnsley
Three-day training course to enable professionals to provide six-week programme to families with a child aged 6-11 years, focusing on emotional wellbeing and good mental health strategies. More


22 March 2019
Talking Mats: Record evidence and impact of person-centred approaches
Birmingham
An open course leading to registration as a qualified user. From £170. More


26 March 2019
Sensory Considerations, Training Course
London
One-day course to understand the autistic sensory world and its impact on people’s daily life and behaviour. You will discover new practical ways of providing support for autistic people. More


26 and 27 March 2019
Naidex
Birmingham NEC
Naidex is Europe's most established event dedicated to the future of disability and independent living. On 26 and 27 March 2019, join over 15,000 visitors at Birmingham’s NEC and find the latest groundbreaking innovations that are changing the field of special educational needs. To get your free tickets, click here.


27 March 2019
Teen Life Licensed User Training

London
Two-day training course to enable professionals to offer six-session support programme for parents of young people on the autism spectrum aged 10-16 years. More


27 to 29 March 2019
Selective Mutism 2 or 3 Day Masterclass

Birmingham
Delivered by UK expert Maggie Johnson. Receive materials to cascade to others.
Prices from £350. More


28 March 2019
Autism and Eating Challenges, Training Course
Manchester
Feeding and eating problems are common in autistic people. The presenters have several decades of combined experience in the clinical and academic fields of childhood feeding disorders and autism services. More


2 April 2019
Social Stories™ Workshop
Reading
This one-day workshop is delivered by Dr Siobhan Timmins, Certified Social Stories Trainer, and aims to support people in understanding how to develop and use Social Stories™. More


2 to 4 April 2019
EarlyBird Licensed Training
Barnsley
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are programmes for parents whose child has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis aged four to nine. Licensed training to deliver is available to autism-experienced professionals. More


6 April 2019
Positive Ways of Working with Challenging Teens Through Understanding the Adolescent Within us
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


6 April 2019
Enabling Children and Teenagers to Speak About Feelings Through Drama and Masks

10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £165
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


23 to 24 April 2019
Special Yoga for Cerebral Palsy and PMLD
London
Discover adaptive yoga practices for challenging physical limitations plus techniques to help relieve tension, pain and reduce spasms, giving a greater sense of comfort. More


27 April 2019
Brain-Based Attachment Interventions to Transform Troubled Lives
Conference with Dr Dan Hughes and Dr Jonathan Baylin

10.00 - 16.30
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


30 April to 2 May 2019
EarlyBird Plus Licensed Training
Barnsley
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are programmes for parents whose child has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis aged four to nine. Licensed training to deliver is available to autism-experienced professionals. More


7 May 2019 (starts)
Understanding and supporting autistic people
Lancaster
A practice-based course, exploring ways of working with autistic people in a range of settings. This 20-credit module has been validated at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. More


7 to 9 May 2019
Special Yoga and Mindfulness For Autism and ADHD
London
Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit allowing you to inspire children to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing. More


10 to 11 May 2019
Tes SEN North
Manchester Central
Tes SEN North will take place on 10 and 11 May at the iconic Manchester Central to provide everyone in the SEN community with a new opportunity to access high-quality, CPD-certified SEN training, the latest resources, networking opportunities and more. You can register free now and make Early Bird seminar bookings at: www.tessenshow.co.uk/manchester


16 to 17 May and 20 to 21 May 2019
Social Thinking Conferences
16 to 17 May: Central London
20 to 21 May: High Wycombe. Bucks

Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke. Award winning programme for children/adults with social communication difficulties. More


18 May 2019
Are We Medicalising Human Unhappiness, Normal Developmental Stages, Difference and Diversity? Psychiatric Diagnoses for Adults and Children
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


14 to 15 June 2019
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society
ExCeL London
The Autism Show, the national event for autism, attracts over 10,000 parents, carers and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of CPD certified talks, clinics and workshops. Book your tickets now and save 20% at: london.autismshow.co.uk


19 to 21 June 2019
Hanen: Learning Language and Loving It™
London
For SaLTs and EY professionals who train or consult to other educators.
Prices from £690.00
More


21 to 22 June 2019
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society

NEC Birmingham
The Autism Show, the national event for autism, attracts over 10,000 parents, carers and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of CPD certified talks, clinics and workshops. Book your tickets now and save 20% at: birmingham.autismshow.co.uk/


24 to 26 June 2019
Autism T.E.A.C.C.H.
Treatment and education of autistic and related communication handicapped children. Three-day training course. £398.00.

autism@autismuk.com
01536 523274
More


27 to 28 June 2019
SCERTS
Introduction and application to the SCERTS Model. Two-day training course. Using the SCERTS curriculum and practise principles to design programming for children with ASD. £265.00.
autism@autismuk.com
01536 523274
More


28 to 29 June 2019
The Autism Show in association with The National Autistic Society

EventCity Manchester
The Autism Show, the national event for autism, attracts over 10,000 parents, carers and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of CPD certified talks, clinics and workshops. Book your tickets now and save 20% at: manchester.autismshow.co.uk 


4 July 2019
The Shape Coding™ System
Birmingham
For teachers and therapists to learn visual coding system showing children how words are put together in sentences. £220.
More


13 to 19 July 2019
Special Yoga For Special Children
Limerick
In-depth seven-day course to provide you with the confidence and tools to encourage the child’s full potential to flourish. No yoga experience necessary. More


7 to 13 October 2019
Special Yoga for Special Children

Glasgow
In-depth seven-day course to provide you with the confidence and tools to encourage the child’s full potential to flourish. No yoga experience necessary. More


30 November to 6 December 2019
Special Yoga For Special Children
London
In-depth seven-day course to provide you with the confidence and tools to encourage the child’s full potential to flourish. No yoga experience necessary. More


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