SEN Newsletter February 2021

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  • transition to adult life
  • sensory issues
  • Music and performing arts
  • Accessible vehicles and transport
  • Learning outside the classroom
  • Short breaks/respite care
  • Tourette's syndrome
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Read the current issue of SEN Magazine online here.

In this issue:
  • Sitting comfortably: the right furniture for SEN Environments
  • Life with a rare syndrome
  • Why you should stay up-to-date on VI tech
  • Tourette's syndrome and ADHD
  • Teaching hearing impaired children during the pandemic
  • Post-16 options
  • Down's syndrome
  • CPD, SEN News, book reviews
and much more!

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Featured Organisations

Featured organisation


Timotay Playscapes Creating 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. Looking for funding, request your FREE funding guide.

Pearson Whether you need to identify students who are at risk or need additional support, pinpoint strengths and areas of need, or implement interventions, Pearson offers a broad portfolio of assessment and intervention tools to support you in meeting each student’s unique need. Visit our website and access free resources.

Makaton Makaton is a language programme that combines signs, symbols and speech to ensure that everyone living with learning or communication difficulties has the tools and resources they need to understand and be understood. Join Makaton Membership to access the Makaton Library of symbols, signs and videos, community space and more!

The British Psychological Society The BPA provide 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.

Henshaws Specialist College The College support young people with SEND to go beyond expectations. They are based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and offer day or residential places to students aged 16-25 from across the UK. Join them on their next virtual open day to find out more about the personalised support that they offer.

Hesley Group Hesley provide specialist support through its schools, colleges and adult residential services with a highly experienced and expert multidisciplinary educational, care and therapeutic staff resources, in high quality purpose built settings. Hesley are focused on positive outcomes and progress towards sustainable independence.

T G Escapes They design eco-buildings that are sensitive to the environment and net-zero in operation to save energy and money in the long term. They connect the inside to out providing natural light and easy access to the outdoors. They stand alone and can be self-contained including treatment, sensory and breakout rooms. Offsite construction keeps costs low and timescales short.

CPD, Training and Events




Due to Covid-19 please check before visiting any event

ONGOING CPD and Training opportunities

Online Education from New Skills Academy
Online training
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 and Asperger Syndrome Awareness Diploma. Use code SEN76 for up to an 76% discount on all courses this month.

Pearson
Webinars
Discover a range of speech therapy, counselling and professional development services from Mable Therapy, supported by Pearson. Break down barriers to help your learners reach their potential, provide intervention and wellbeing support and access high-quality CPD made specifically for SENCOs and teachers. Packages are accessible online and flexible for every budget.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Webinars
Develop your knowledge and understanding of autism and discover the principles of how to support individuals with autism. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health
Webinars
Gain an insight into 5 to 16 year-olds’ mental health and the risk factors that may affect their mental wellbeing. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
Webinars
Gain an understanding of behaviour that challenges in children, including how such behaviour can be assessed and the avoidance techniques to help minimise effects. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Webinars
Improve your understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. Available at no cost to you.

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
Webinars
Develop a knowledge of several different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. Available at no cost to you

* Blocked Trust and Blocked Care * Traumatised Children: Why Pace heals (Play, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy)
Webinars
Webinars presented by Dr Dan Hughes
(International expert & clinician, founder of Dyadic Development Psychotherapy)
Cost: £49 (30-day subscription)
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

Certificate / Diploma in Counselling skills with children using the Arts
P/T Trainings
The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education
020 7704 2534
info@artspsychotherapy.org

LIVE EVENTS: CPD, Training and Exhibitions

22 February 2021
Online training
Autism and SPELL in higher education
An introduction to autism and the SPELL framework for higher education professionals.

23 February 2021
Online training
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism
This one-day course explores 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.

24 Februay 2021
Virtual Open Day
Beechwood College
Beechwood College, specialist education provider for students age 16-25 with complex needs, is hosting a virtual Open Day with interactive teaching sessions on Wednesday February 24th. Click to reserve tickets.

25 February 2021
Online training
Your Virtual Education Show
Building on our expertise from the Regional Education Events, we are pleased to bring you The Virtual Education Show 2021, committed to the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching. In these challenging times it is even more important to come together to discuss common issues, share experiences with other school management teams and grasp the numerous opportunities for improvement. FREE to attend.

26 - 27 February 2021
Online training
Autism Learns: Managing Distressed Behaviour in Lockdown
Brought to you by the organisers of The Autism Show, who provide trusted online learning to parents, carers and professionals. In February they will be sharing the knowledge and practical skills to help you manage distressed behaviour during lockdown. Watch live and/or stream recordings of all webinars for 30 days. Content is CPD certified.

1 March 2021
Online training
Essential Autism licensed user training
A three-day training course that licenses autism experienced professionals to deliver the Autism and SPELL course to their staff teams.

1 - 5 March 2021
Online training
Online Parent Conference
These conferences will offer support and practical tools that cover a range of Neuro-diverse topics
First slot 6-7pm (UK time)
Second slot 7-8pm (UK time)
Tickets are limited
100% of proceeds will be gifted to chairty

2 March 2021
Online training
EarlyBird Plus licensed user training
Delivered live online this licensed user training is for professionals looking to support parents and carers of autistic children aged four to nine through our EarlyBird Plus programme.

2- 4 March 2021 (morning only)
Central London
SEN Law Conference
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

4 March 2021
Online training
Autism at Work Summit
This one-day conference will gather businesses together to champion Autism at Work, be part of the conversation and lead the way in creating real change for autism and employment.

5 March 2021
Virtual Open Day
Derwen College Virtual Open Day
Join Derwen College through their video tour, live Q&A session with key team members, hear from their students. Derwen is a specialist residential and day placement college for young people with SEND - find out about the amazing work and independence skills you can learn here.

6 March 2021
Livestream Event (conference)
The Neuroscience of Emotions and Relationships
10.00 - 16.30 (UK time zone) | Cost: £125
What you need to know to support children, teenagers and adults.
With Expert Neuroscientists Professor Eamon McCrory, Professor Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg and Professor Mark Solms.
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

9 March 2021
Online training
Autism and SPELL licensed user training
A three-day training course that licenses autism experienced professionals to deliver the Autism and SPELL course to their staff teams.

11 March 2021
Online training
Autism and Mental Health conference
The National Autistic Society’s one-day conference is back, learn strategies to provide targeted support for autistic children and adults with mental health difficulties.

15 March 2021
Online training
Understanding Autism in the workplace
This course will increase participants’ understanding of autism and develop their confidence in implementing reasonable adjustments for their colleagues.

16 March 2021
Online training
Social Stories™
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™.

16 March 2021
Online training
EarlyBird licensed user training
Delivered live online this licensed user training is for professionals looking to support parents and carers of autistic children under five years through our EarlyBird programme.

22 March 2021
Online training
Autism and continence
This one-day course will focus on the common toileting difficulties in autistic children.

24 April 2021
Conference
Therapeutic Interventions to Heal and Strengthen Three Vital Elements of Attachment and Mental Health : Relationships, Regulations & Reflection
Islington, N1
10.00 - 16.00 | Cost: £165
Presented by Dr Dan Hughes
Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org

2 to 3 June 2021
Virtual and Face to Face
Qatar Digital Learning Summit
The pandemic has just accelerated the FUTURE OF DIGITAL LEARNING and this Summit will focus on the challenges and solutions of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY. This is a Hybrid event, wherein if anyone is unable to fly to Qatar due to travel restrictions they will provide you with a virtual platform.
http://www.qatarsummits.com/

18 to 19 June 2021
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%

25 to 26 June 2021
Manchester Central
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%

2 to 3 July 2021
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%