SEN113 July/August 2021
I am delighted to join the team at SEN Magazine, and hope that you enjoy this issue.
As I begin my role as editor, we all find ourselves in a time of transition and as restrictions begin to ease, we naturally think about getting out and about. Our piece by Andy Keenan provides an inspiring description of the work of Winchester Science Centre to make STEM accessible to visitors with SEND.
In this issue we cover several topics around visual Impairment. Emotional support for visually impaired learners is investigated by Craig Brown, whilst Dr Jonathan Waddington explains cerebral visual impairments. The need for revised habilitation services, to empower the visually impaired is promoted by Clare Messenger and Roy Palmer.
Antony Morris provides tips on reducing visual clutter in the classroom.
Much of the world suffers from significant additional barriers when it comes to SEN. In a heartwarming article Marytina Osuchukwu and Janice Ireland describe their work at fighting for SEN inclusion in a remote setting in Nigeria.
The limitations we have been living under are particularly frustrating for parents, carers and educators of children and young people with SEN. To get us all a bit more active, Kim Griffin takes us on a tour of Sensory Circuits and Lisa Harwood introduces us to Family Yoga.
I am pleased to introduce a new section in the Magazine, listing relevant petitions on the UK Parliament website. These are causes which you can support via a couple of mouse clicks.
In future editions, I hope to be able to focus on the good work carried out by smaller and less well supported charities throughout the UK and beyond!
As always, your comments are welcome. If you have something to say, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this issue
- Accessible science
- The quiet parent
- Inclusion in Africa
- Taking on your local authority
- Video Interaction Therapy
- SEN Law
- Visual Impairment
- Cerebral Palsy
- Looked after children
- Plus SEN news, Petition watch, CPDs and more