SEN Newsletter July 2020

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In the spotlight:

STEM industries need disabled students

Victoria Cornfield argues that disabled students should be encouraged to enter STEM fields in order to lend their unique talents to the industry.

Finding support for children with Cerebral Palsy

Jane Weakley and Arti Shah outline why it is of paramount important for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy to get support and input from local authorities. They include some pertinent case examples from their own practice. 


 

Book reviews

Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood
by D. Garvey

Debbie Garvey runs training and consultancy programmes for early years and playwork practitioners and is an author of and contributor to books on leadership and performance management in the early years sector. Her books share the same central belief that an understanding of neuroscience is vital for those working with both children and adults. In this text, she sets out to combine the best of  research and practice in relation to personal, social and emotional development and to provide practical guidance for early years professionals.

The Ice-Cream Sundae Guide to Autism
by D. Elley & T. Houghton

Debby Elley is the co-author of AuKids magazine and the parent of twin teenage sons on the autistic spectrum. Her co-author is the co-editor of the magazine and is a speech and language therapist, as well as the founder of a specialist support service for young people and their families.


Featured Organisations

Featured organisations


Douglas Silas Solicitors are 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 2019/20, available as an eBook: www.AGuideToTheSENDCodeOfPractice.co.uk


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 unrivaled 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.


The Tumble Play Pack is created especially for children with special educational needs. The activities in the 6-magazine set use step-by-step Makaton signs, simple instructions and clean designs to introduce Colours, Numbers and Shapes, Animals and more. The fun pack also includes chunky stickers and a huggable talking Mr Tumble toy. 

Texthelp
Their mission is simple - they want to help unlock everybody's full potential through innovative technology.  To do this , they provide a range of assistive technologies to enable and support every level of student to suceed  and excel with literacy, writing, maths and science subjects. 


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.


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).


Bruern Abbey Located just over an hour from London and 15 minutes from Oxford, Bruern Abbey is the only preparatory school in the country to have as its main purpose the preparation of boys with learning difficulties for Common Entrance and other entrance examinations to mainstream independent senior schools.


CPDs, Training and Events




Due to Covid-19 please check before visiting any event

VIRTUAL CPDs and Training opportunities 

Autism and communication
Identify communication differences for autistic people and what factors impact upon successful communication to improve your support

Understanding autism
Recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to create enabling environments

When you've been to hell and back: Breaking the cycle of the intergenerational transfer of trauma     
Cost: £125  Time 10.00-16.30
Livestream event (conference) with Dr Valerie Sinason, Lemn Sissay Tracy Godfroy, Mark Johnson
The Centre for Child Mental Health T: 020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

Autism and sensory experience
This introductory module explores how people respond to information from the senses and how this can be experienced differently by autistic people.

Autism, stress and anxiety
Explore the factors that impact on stress and anxiety, in order to provide effective support to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on autistic people. 

Women and girls
This module aims to support diagnosticians to better understand autistic female characteristics and therefore enhance confidence to diagnose successfully.

Texthelp
Listen along to our panel of industry-leading SEN experts who examine the impact remote learning has been having on students with additional learning needs, and hear what they think the future looks like for supporting these students in a blended learning environment.

Autism: supporting families
Discover the experiences of families, consider common difficulties and acquire effective approaches for support.

Autism, sport and physical activity
A comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum focusing on the delivery of sport.

Safeguarding children on the autism spectrum
Understand how autism is defined, identify safeguarding issues on autistic children and improve your communication and support.

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.

Online Training: Webinar with Dr Dan Hughes
Traumatised Children – Why Pace Heals (play, acceptance, curiosity, empathy)
Cost: £65.00 for 30-day subscription
The Centre for Child Mental Health - T: 020 7354 2913

info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

30 August 2020
Special Yoga For Special Children
Special Yoga flagship online training empowering you with confidence and accessible tools to support children with special needs to thrive physically, physiologically, emotionally, mentally and energetically.

6 September 2020
Special Yoga & Mindfulness For Autism & ADHD
Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit allowing you to inspire children with Autism & ADHD to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing and support their learning.

19 September 2020      10.00 - 16.30 | Cost £125
Livestream Event (conference): 
The Neuroscience of emotions and relationships. What you need to know to support children, teenagers and adults
The Centre for Child Mental Health
T: 020 7354 2913

info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

27 September 2020
Special Yoga For Cerebral Palsy & PMLD
Discover adaptive and accessible yoga practices for challenging physical limitations. Learn techniques to help relieve tension, pain and reduce spasms, giving a greater sense of comfort for the children.

Start October 2020
Practitioner Status      12 weekend days   
Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools and Communities
The Centre for Child Mental Health 
T: 020 7704 2534

info@artspsychotherapy.org

Start November 2020
Part time training     12 weekend days
Certificate in Counselling skills with children using the Arts
The Centre for Child Mental Health 
T: 020 7704 2534

info@artspsychotherapy.org

6 December 2020
Yoga for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
Learn how to guide children with dyslexia and dyspraxia to thrive, find their potential, build resilience and equip them with tools they need for positive self-development.

2021

3 January 2021
Special Yoga for Children and Young People with Hearing and/or Visual Impairment
Learn how to use Special Yoga therapeutically with children and young people who have hearing and/or visual impairment. Adapting movement, using breath and understanding the child’s sensory perception.


 

LIVE CPD, Training and Exhibitions

26 to 28 September 2020
Egypt International Exhibition Centre, Cairo
Education Egypt 2020
Your gateway to the largest student population in the MENA region. Education Egypt is inviting the industry to take a step beyond the classroom and discover the pioneering education solutions.

29 to 30 September 2020
ExCeL London
The Schools and Academies Show
The Schools & Academies Show returns to London ExCeL for its first show of the new decade! Bringing together over 4,000 senior education leaders and dynamic educators to network, discuss concerns and source solutions from over 200 of the UK’s leading education suppliers, visitors will benefit from pioneering speakers, policymakers, innovative features, best-practice case studies, from across 8 specialised theatres designed to address every school’s most prominent challenges.

9 and 10 November 2020
NEC Birmingham
Naidex
Is back for its 46th year! This is Europe’s most established event for everyone involved in the support and care of those with special educational needs. Join the Naidex community on the 9th & 10th November at NEC, Birmingham by securing your free ticket here.

20 and 21 November 2020
Event City, Manchester
The Autism Show
In association with the National Autistic Society, The Autism Show is the national event for autism. It attracts over 10,000 parents, family carers, and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops. All content is CPD certified. Book your tickets now and save 20%.

4 and 5 December 2020
ExCel London
The Autism Show
In association with the National Autistic Society, The Autism Show is the national event for autism. It attracts over 10,000 parents, family carers, and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops. All content is CPD certified. Book your tickets now and save 20%.

11 and 12 December 2020
NEC Birmingham
The Autism Show
In association with the National Autistic Society, The Autism Show is the national event for autism. It attracts over 10,000 parents, family carers, and professionals looking for trusted information, practical advice, and specialist products and services. Choose from over 100 hours of talks, clinics and workshops. All content is CPD certified. Book your tickets now and save 20%.

2021

8 January 2021
Tes South London 2020
Business Design Centre, London
Boost your professional development with CPD seminars at the Tes SEN Show. Register your free place and book early bird seminars for just £16+VAT with the early bird discount (full price £19+VAT).

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NAS

Hesley Group

Timotay

British Psychological Society

Centre for Child Mental Health

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