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Reducing restraint

Tough approaches like zero tolerance and seclusion don't work, says Ben Higgins. We need a more person-centred and trauma-informed approach in education. For most children...

A route map to the future

Graham Caldow devised a route map to help his daughter, who has developmental learning disorder (DLD). You may be facing the problems we faced as...

Interactive inclusion

Sarah Sumner is enthusiastic about the benefits of interactive resources for supporting learners with SEND in primary education. As a headteacher of a primary school...

The great outdoors

The textures, smells, colours, and sounds of the outdoors are all there, waiting to be explored, write Suzi Hoskins and Claire Abercrombie. If you're considering...

DSA funding for dyslexic students

Funding is available, but needs to be more widely publicised, says Jennifer Willows. With rising diagnoses and an increased awareness of the challenges facing students...

The long wait for a home

According to Jenny MacQuire, children with disabilities often wait the longest for adoption. There are about two thousand children waiting for adoption in England, and...

Only 4% of disabled children can go to a holiday club...

How do you keep yourself entertained during the summer holidays? Perhaps you've been playing with your friends or you might even have been dropped...

Safeguarding

Karen Childs Smith on safeguarding when working with children and young people with additional needs. Children and young people who have special educational needs and...

Painting Fantasy Miniatures as a therapy

Danny Bennet shares his experiences of the therapeutic effects of creating and painting fantasy miniatures in the classroom. In an Additional Support Needs (ASN) setting,...

Freddie and the High Flying Kick

The author of this storybook is the mother of two children, one of whom has a rare neurodevelopmental disorder. In this, her first book,...

Book Reviews

Neurodiversity and Education

The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on...

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