SEN Newsletter January 2019    
 
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Featured stories

Meeting the mental health challenge

Meeting the mental health challenge
How proposed changes in the law might affect primary schools. More

Parents' rights
Are SEN cutbacks denying families' rights? More

Helping children to manage their behaviour
Supporting pupils with SEBD at school. More 

Game changers
Autistic people have changed the world; now the world has to change to understand them. More

What’s school like for a pupil with SEN and epilepsy? 
The very different experiences of two families. 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


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


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


Starting January 2019
Diploma in Trauma and Mental Health Informed Schools and Communities
London
P/T training. Ten-day training over two terms in many regions. University-validated 12-day training in London. Also available at your venue.
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


16 January 2019
Tony Talks Autism 2019
St Helens, Merseyside
With clinical psychologist, best selling author and world autism expert Professor Tony Attwood. Gain knowledge updates, practical strategies and tips so you can make a real difference to the children and young people you support with ASD. More. Tel: 0141 638 4098.


16 to 17 January 2019
Teen Life Licensed Training
Six-session parent support programme for parents of autistic people aged between 10 and 16 years. Licensed training to deliver the Teen Life programme is available to autism-experienced professionals. More


21 to 23 January 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 52374
More


23 to 26 January 2019
Bett
ExCeL London
Bett is the global meeting place for those who are passionate about education, with 850 leading companies and education providers, talks, keynotes and interactive sessions for educators at every level. Bett 2019 will also include a focus on SEN and neurodiversity in the SEN area. More


24 January 2019
Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour
London

One-day course explores how you can help autistic children and adults reduce stress and anxiety, understand their behaviour, and support them during difficult times. You will learn to understand and assess someone’s behaviour and the particular reasons behind their increased anxiety using SPELL framework. To book a ticket and learn more, click here.


24 January 2019
Shape Coding™
Birmingham
Learn this effective system to help school aged children improve understanding and production of grammar. No prior knowledge of Shape Coding is required. £220. More


24 to 25 January 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.

autism@autismuk.com
01536 52374
More


26 January 2019
Emotionally and Physiologically Regulating Troubled Children: Key Interventions That Work
Conference. 10.00 - 17.00
Special offer – 25% discount - £137 (instead of £183)

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


29 January 2019
Autism and continence training course
London
This one-day course will focus on the common toileting difficulties in autistic children. It aims to explore why autistic children may find learning to use the toilet difficult, as well as more specific continence issues. More


29 January 2019
Co-occurring Conditions Conference
Leeds

New conference exploring additional conditions, their connection with autism, diagnosis and appropriate support. Including: ADHD, a learning disability, epilepsy, sleep difficulty, eating difficulties, or mental health issues. More


29 and 30 January 2019
PECS Level 2 Training Workshop
Manchester
Learn practical ideas for advanced lessons in expanding language and communication within functional activities, plus tools for identifying communication opportunities across the day. Successfully problem solve PECS implementation and take it to the next level. 01273 609 555. More


29 to 31 January 2019
EarlyBird Licensed Training
EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus are programmes for parents whose child has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis aged four to nine. Licensed training is available to autism-experienced professionals. More


1 February 2019
Understanding and supporting attachment difficulties and complex trauma
London
Looks at the evidence base and implications for practice. £215. More


2 February 2019
Broken Hearts, Broken Lives and Blocked Trust: Healing Troubled Children Through Attachment-Focused Interventions
Conference with international attachment expert Dr Dan Hughes.
10.00 - 16.00
Cost: £183

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


5 February 2019
Autism and SPELL in higher education training course
London
One-day introductory course building your knowledge of autism and teaching practical approaches using SPELL framework for how to support autistic children and adults. Allowing you to develop better practice and use evidence-based strategies to support autistic children and adults. More


6 February 2019
Masterclass on Autism and Gender Dysphoria
Birmingham
Exploring gender and sexuality issues in autism, including: difficulties differentiating between gender dysphoria and special interest, the issues for the person themselves, issues for services and those supporting them. More


6 to 8 February 2019
Special Yoga and Mindfulness for Autism and ADHD
Bournemouth

Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit allowing you to inspire children to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing. More


9 to 15 February 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


12 February 2019 (start date)
Introduction to working with individuals on the autism spectrum training course
London
Ideal for university staff who support autistic students and want to learn about autism and supportive approaches. Designed for university mentors and non-medical helpers, in line with the BIS criteria. More


27 and 28 February 2019
Essential Autism Licensed User Training
London
Two-day training course that licenses autism experienced professionals to deliver the NAS Essential Autism course to their staff teams. For more information, click here.


28 February to 2 March 2019
Special Yoga And Mindfulness For Autism and ADHD
Glasgow
Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit allowing you to inspire children to develop a mindful and self-regulating approach towards their wellbeing. More


1 March 2019
Bilingual Children with Speech and Language Difficulties
Manchester
A day regarding the current evidence base for identification and management, with clear pointers for practice. Led by Dr Sean Pert of Manchester University. £215 or £190 if two book together. More


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


6 and 7 March 2019
Music & Drama Education Expo | London
Europe’s leading conference for music and drama teachers offers over 60 CPD workshops (including sessions on working with SEND students) and exhibition stands from leading arts organisations. Book free tickets at: www.mdexpo.co.uk/london


7 to 8 March 2019
Hanen 4 "I"s to Socialize™ 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


9 March 2019
Talking with Children and Teenagers About Highly Charged Emotional Issues
Conference based in part on Dr Margot Sunderland’s book Conversations that Matter.
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £183
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


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.


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


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


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


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


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: www.autismshow.co.uk


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: www.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 52374
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 52374
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: www.autismshow.co.uk


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


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