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Featured stories

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All change for teachers
Can schools meet the challenge of education and SEN reforms? More

Trying times
Does school makes behaviour problems worse? More


NHS needs rethink on ADHD
Trusts and CCGs urged to review mental health spending More

The importance of teaching nothing
What does the concept of “zero” have to do with children’s behaviour? More

SEN Q&A: the new SEN system
What will the new SEN framework mean for you? More

For the latest stories, visit: senmagazine.co.uk


Featured organisations


Now Hear Me
Developed on behalf of NHS Education for Scotland (NES), www.nowhearme.co.uk is a gateway to information and advice aimed at helping people understand the needs of individuals who may have difficulties as a result of impaired or no speech and who use augmentative and alternative communications (AAC).


Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity which educates and cares for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities and health needs. The innovative charity encompasses Chailey Heritage School, a non-maintained special school, Chailey Heritage Residential for three to 19-year-olds and Futures@Chailey Heritage, a specialist transition provision for 19 to 25-year olds. More


Which School? for Special Needs is an annual guide to independent and non-maintained schools and colleges for pupils with sensory, physical, learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties or dyslexia. Now in its 21st edition, this well-received guide contains a comprehensive directory, updated annually, and also editorial articles. Available in print or free eBook. More


Crick Software
Clicker 6 is already being used in thousands of primary and special schools to raise reading and writing standards. Schools still using the previous version of the software, Clicker 5, only have until 31 December 2014 to take advantage of Crick’s special upgrade prices for Clicker 6. More


Consensus is an award-winning independent provider of specialist services for individuals with a learning disability and additional complex needs. Consensus operates 90 specialist services throughout the United Kingdom. Its underlying philosophy is one of supporting individuals to "get the life they want". More


BBC Something Special Magazine is created for all children, of all abilities, so everyone can enjoy the activities. Based on the award-winning CBeebies series, each issue is packed with fun, educational puzzles and stories that encourage communication. Plus, each month, enjoy a quality gift, stickers and at-a-glance Makaton signs. 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 SEN Code of Practice' available for all eBook readers/tablets/smartphones. More details at: www.AGuideToTheSENCodeOfPractice.co.uk


Active for autism is a new project aiming to improve sport and physical opportunities and provision for people with autism. From January 2015 The National Autistic Society will deliver training to coaches, teachers and volunteers. A number of different training options will be available, book now to secure your place! More


LVS Oxford and LVS Hassocks schools for young people aged 11 to 19 (eight to 19 LVS Hassocks) with autism and Asperger’s providing day and weekly residential places. Enquiries are welcomed so call the school on: 01865 595170 (LVS Oxford) or: 01273 832901 (LVS Hassocks) and have a look around. More


The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by autism. A local charity with a national presence, it provides information, advice, advocacy, training and resources for individuals and their families. More


GESS Education - bursting with education ideasGESS exhibitions and conferences have earned a reputation for delivering an exceptional variety of educational products and solutions that help raise the quality of teaching and learning in classrooms, as well as a world-class CPD accredited educational forum. More


Sheiling School Thornbury is a residential Steiner special school offering both residential and day placements, as well as short term breaks. It provides specialist therapeutic education for children six to 19 with diagnoses of autism and other forms of ASD, Asperger’s, PDA as well as emotional and behaviour difficulties and attachment disorders. More


The Hesley GroupEstablished in 1975, the Hesley Group provides flexible, specialist residential services, schools and colleges. The Hesley Group aims to offer the best possible care, education and support for young people and adults, often with autism, who have a learning disability and complex needs including behaviour that may challenge. More


Prior's Court
Prior's Court offer specialist autism services, supporting and developing young people with autism and complex learning difficulties. The School (5 to 19 years) and Young Adult Provision (19 to 25 years) offer personalised learning focussing on developing independence, life-skills, behaviour management, communication, choice-making, vocational skills and inclusion in the community. More


Sensory Technology Ltd, a specialist multi-sensory company within the design, manufacture and installation of sensory environments are proud to announce that they are in their 10th year of business. Awarding their customers with a professional service at an affordable realistic price, Sensory Technology are the first choice for many schools. More


Magic Words speech therapy for schools is an established, independent speech and language therapy service available to be bought in by schools to provide speech and language assessment, advice, therapy and training. Evidence your pupil premium spending and improve your student's speech, language and communication skills. More


Seashell Trust provides outstanding education and care services for children and young people with complex communication and learning needs including autism and multi-sensory impairment. Its specialist on-site assessment and leisure facilities enhance and extend the curriculum. Individual programmes are designed by a multi-disciplinary team and delivered by qualified and experienced staff. More


CPD, training and events


Speech, language and communication training
Magic Words Speech Therapy for Schools offers a rolling programme of accredited ELKLAN courses throughout the year. Choose from "Speech and Language Support for under 5s", "Speech and language support for 5-11s", "Speech and Language Support for 11-16s", "Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder", "Supporting Children with Hearing Impairment" or "Supporting Children with Unclear Speech". Visit: www.magicwordstherapy.co.uk or contact Eleanor or Frankie on: 01908 614479.


Study SEN with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice in SEN - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Specific Learning Difficulties with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Gifted and Talented with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice working with Gifted and Talented children - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best teaching children with social and behavioural difficulties - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Study Bilingual Learners with Middlesex University
Study MA Inclusive Education online and part-time at Middlesex University. Learn best practice teaching bilingual learners - see the impact on your own work and advance your teaching career. More


Henshaws College Professional Development Days
Harrogate
Regular free professional development events for professionals working with young people with disabilities. Including training on inclusive learning, assistive technology and networking events. For more information, email Henshaws College  or call: 01423 886451. More


Henshaws College Family Open Days
Harrogate
Regular Open Days for families and students to explore the campus, meet staff and students and learn how Henshaws could support you to achieve your goals. Open days: 26 Nov, 4 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Apr and 17 June. Booking essential. Email Henshaws' admissions or call: 01423 886451. More


Various Dates
Using Soundbeam to Support the Curriculum and Communication

This course will look at the many ways in which the Soundbeam can be used to support special needs pupils in a classroom environment
Concept Training Ltd.
01524-832828
More


Various dates
Supporting people on the Autism Spectrum in Producing Written Work
It is not uncommon for people with autism to experience difficulties in completing written tasks. This course is suitable for anyone who works with children, young people or adults, in an educational setting.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Autism Spectrum, An Introduction, Level 2

Various venues
Accredited at level 2 by the Open College Network. This course is for anyone working with or caring for either adults or children with autism.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Learning Outside the Classroom

This course covers outdoor teaching ideas across all areas of the curriculum for children and young people with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Practical and Effective Ways of Using Multi-Sensory Equipment

A practical "hands on" course to learn everything you need to know to get the most out of a multi-sensory environment. Learn what the multi-sensory concept is, how to use it and who can benefit.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates
Intensive Interaction (Phoebe Caldwell) Sensory Issues And Communication Using Body Language
This course uses film and discussion to look at the different sensory experience of children and adults with autism. Learn how their understanding can be helped through visual, auditory and physical interventions.
Concept Training Ltd.  01524-832828  More


Various dates (as required)
People First Education SEN INSET training

Effective, personalised, in-house training delivered by experienced, qualified and approachable trainers.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available.
01427 667556. More


Various dates (as required)
People First Education SEN Consultations and Observations
In-house observations of learners, supported by teacher consultations followed by whole staff lunchtime/twilight feedback session and detailed, personalised written reports including recommendations and interventions.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available.
01427 667556. More


Various November 2014
Education Forum Roadshow –  FASD: Implications for Education

11 November: Coventry
19 November: Sheffield

Training for Teachers and others involved in school/education. These one-day sessions, led by Brian Roberts, former Headteacher and Virtual Headteacher for Peterborough Looked After Children, are part of our on-going programme to improve the outcomes for children with FASD in education. To find out more or reserve your place, email Stefan at: events@fasdtrust.co.uk


Various November 2014
People First Education: Getting it Right for Learners with Dyslexia Day
18 November: Premier Inn, Kingsway North Gateshead NE11 0BE
19 November: Premier Meetings Brighouse West Yorkshire HD6 4HA
20 November: Premier Meetings Rugby (M6 Jct1), Warwickshire CV23 0WE
24 November: Premier Meetings, Parkhouse Road Carlisle CA3 0HR
25 November: Premier Meetings Tower Street Hull HU9 1TQ

28 November: London Docklands, ExCel London
Effective inclusion of learners with Dyslexia: A day course to enhance the literacy skills of learners with Dyslexia.
£145 + VAT
For full details and booking online, click here


6 November 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice
London
For local authorities (both education and care), award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


8 November 2014
Enabling Children And Teenagers To Speak About Feelings Through Art And Clay

London 
Training day
10.00 - 17.30
Cost: £150
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


10 to 12 November 2014
Occupational Therapy for Children with Developmental Perceptual Dysfunctions

Derby
Trainer: Sidney Chu PhD, MSc, PDip (Biomech).
An introduction to the perceptual model of practice, the assessment and procedures involved plus treatment approaches and intervention techniques for children with DPD.
Cost £330
www.ncore.org.uk
Dhft.ncore@nhs.net


15 November 2014
From Loving in Pain to Loving in Peace. Interventions for Attachment Disorders
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
info@childmentalhealthcentre.org
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


17 November 2014
People First Education: Making Visual Strategies and Social Stories
Premier Inn, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AD
Visual and auditory social and behavioural strategies for learners with ASDs, ADHD and related conditions.  
£145 + VAT.
Contact for information and availability. Online booking available. 01427 667556. More


18 November 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice
For healthcare organisations/professionals, award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


20 November 2014
Kidz up North 

EventCity, Urmston, Manchester 

Free exhibition for children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their parents, carers and the professionals who support them. Free parking, fully accessible. 135+ exhibitors, advice on: funding, seating, beds, mobility, accessible vehicles, bathing, transition, education, communication, sensory, legal matters, sports and leisure. Free CPD seminars and much more.9.30am - 4.30pm
For visitors’ free entry tickets, contact the organisers Disabled Living:

Tel: 0161 607 8200. Email: info@disabledliving.co.uk
www.kidzexhibitions.co.uk 


20 November 2014
ISC SEN Conference
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
The ninth in this prestigious series of conferences aimed at SENCOs, directors of learning, learning support teachers and heads and SMT members who wish to understand or improve the SEN provision in their schools. Topics to be covered include SEND reform, access arrangements, dyspraxia, co-morbidity, phonics and emotional health issues.
Only a few places left.

Book at: https://www.iaps.org.uk/courses/detail/687/


25 November 2014
Parenting The FASD Child Workshops
Southampton
These are practical, informal half-day workshops led by Julia Brown.
Cost is £42 per person or £78 per couple. To reserve your place or find out more, e-mail Sue Cox at: admin@fasdtrust.co.uk


25 November 2014
Autism and communication conference

Reading
This conference will discuss the types of communication difficulties that people on the autism spectrum can experience, and the tools and strategies to help support verbal and non-verbal communication. More


26 November 2014
NAS Training - 10.2 Social Stories One day workshop
Manchester
Learn how to write and implement Social Stories. More


27 November 2014
Autism 2014 – Good Practice and Practical Strategies

Glasgow
A one-day conference
Contact Medica CPD for further information:
Tel: 0141 638 4098. Email: Carolyn@medicacpd.com
Web: www.medicacpd.com


28 November 2014
Sensory Processing And Autism

Glasgow
A half-day training course
Contact Medica CPD for further information:
Tel: 0141 638 4098. Email: Carolyn@medicacpd.com
Web: www.medicacpd.com


2 December 2014
NAS Training – Understanding people with autism 

London
Learn about autism and how people with autism experience the world. More


2 December 2014
Open Local Study Day:  FASD: Implications for Professional Practice

2 December: Exeter
Multi-disciplinary days looking at FASD, what is it, how it impacts on a person/society, the support needs of the affected individual and their family and implications for practice across various professional fields. To find out more or reserve your place, email Stefan at: events@fasdtrust.co.uk


3 December 2014
Autism and sensory processing in everyday life conference

Leeds
This event will help to develop a greater understanding of sensory processing and how difficulties with sensory processing can impact on a person with autism. More


3 December 2014
Turning Theory Into Practice

For educational psychologists/therapists, award-winning Douglas Silas explains the new SEN law and outlines how to resolve disputes. More


from January 2015
NAS Training - Active for autism
Various locations plus in-house option
New training and consultancy for teachers and sports coaches. Developing understanding and practical strategies. More


24 January 2015
Inside I’m Hurting: Attachment-Based Interventions for Child Professionals and Parents
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


7 February 2015
Children in Turmoil: Derailed Development. Cutting-Edge Interventions to Put Them Back on Track
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


16 to 20 February 2015
TEACCH five-day course
Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct, supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Led by TEACCH trainers from Division TEACCH and trainers from Prior’s Court with extensive training and experience with the TEACCH approach following more than seven years working with Division TEACCH.
Price of course to be confirmed.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More


24 to 26 February 2015
GESS Dubai - Bursting with Education Ideas

Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

GESS Dubai is the Middle East’s leading educational show, offering access to the latest education technologies and solutions. The free to enter, three-day programme is designed for all educational professionals, presenting insight from international experts through diverse live demonstrations. More


25 February 2015
NAS Training – Understanding and Supporting children with PDA 
Cardiff
Learn about pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and its relationships to the autism spectrum. More 


26 and 27 February 2015
EICE

Manchester Central
EICE is an event for all teachers, showing the most innovative ways to use technology in the classroom.
More


3 and 4 March 2015
The National Autistic Society’s Professional conference

Harrogate
This annual two-day conference is a unique opportunity for professionals to discuss best practice and share learning. Expert speakers will present an overview of the changing environment and the latest developments in the field of autism. More


14 March 2015
Teenagers in Turmoil. Working Effectively with Anxiety, Depression and Anti-Social Behaviour
Conference
10.00 - 17.15
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


15 to 17 April 2015
GESS Mexico – Bursting with Education Ideas
World Trade Center, Mexico City
GESS Mexico is the latest launch from GESS portfolio of world class education exhibitions and conferences. GESS is free of charge to attend, giving you the opportunity to experience innovative exhibits and demonstrations from industry experts on the very latest education technologies and solutions. More


13 June 2015
The Art of Therapeutic Conversation with Children, Teenagers and Parent-Child Relationships
Conference
10.00 - 17.00
Cost: £174
The Centre for Child Mental Health
020 7354 2913
Email CCMH
www.childmentalhealthcentre.org


19 to 23 October 2015
TEACCH five-day course

Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct, supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Led by TEACCH trainers from Division TEACCH and trainers from Prior’s Court with extensive training and experience with the TEACCH approach following more than seven years working with Division TEACCH.
Price of course to be confirmed.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More


4 to 8 April 2016
TEACCH five-day course

Inspirational and intensive course combining active learning sessions with direct, supervised experience working with students with autism in a structured setting. Led by TEACCH trainers from Division TEACCH and trainers from Prior’s Court with extensive training and experience with the TEACCH approach following more than seven years working with Division TEACCH.
Price of course to be confirmed.
Prior’s Court Training and Development Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
training@priorscourt.org.uk  01635 247202  More

Douglas Silas Solicitors
Magic Words
Prior's Court
The Hesley Group
NAS conferences

Chailey Heritage Foundation
LVS Oxford
Centre for Child mental Health
NAS sport
National Star College
Which School for Special Needs
NAS teaching
Consensus
Sheiling School Thornbury
Seashell Trust
Now Hear Me
BBC Something Special Magazine
Middlesex University
Jordan Publishing
The Autism Directory