In the Summer Term 2017 we trialled our first Coffee Morning for parents with children who have special educational needs. It was led by myself (SENCo) and also my SEND School Governor came along to support. The parents gave good feedback and were keen and enthusiastic for more to be held in the future.
Info for frontline staff and practitioners on working & supporting people within the criminal justice system that have learning disabilities or some form of specific learning difficulty. Using evidence from the Prison Reform Trust the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities have a number of factsheets covering the following topics:
Making information easier to read
Useful information and resources
Dyslexia, affecting up to 1 in 10 children, is often misunderstood and sidelined in many of our schools. Chances are you know someone with dyslexia, but what you may not realise is that 1 in 4 children fail to master the basics of writing at the end of primary school and for reading this is 1 in 9, having a life long impact for some.
Torri's Day tells the story of how dyslexia affects this young girl, not only in reading, writing and spelling but across her education.
It can be more difficult for teachers to understand how best to support pupils with a demand avoidant profile. This is because traditional management techniques such as structure, routine and rewards that can work for pupils with other autism profiles are generally ineffective.
Here we have information from a NAS teacher on how to support pupils with this profile.
On transfer from primary to secondary, the parents felt that the boy should go to a Special School but the LA insisted that he be given a chance in Mainstream.
Following a number of meetings it was agreed that his LSA from primary would follow him to secondary for a short period of time (8 weeks) to help the pupil settle and to train the LSA's at the secondary to meet his needs. This proved successful; pupil is now in year 9 and has settled into Mainstream Secondary School.