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November 27, 2019

Schools in England are failing to diagnose at least 80% of pupils who have dyslexia, according to a report.

It said families were paying up to £1,000 for help and pupils from poorer backgrounds were being left behind.

The British Dyslexia Association said diagnosis and support was the worst it had seen since government funding started in the 1980s.

The gover...

September 12, 2019

Many times, as a parent myself, I have questioned my choices in relation to parenting. I have been told, by those who have gone before me, ‘there is no rule book for bringing up children’. Each one of us muddles along, learning from other parents and remembering what things were like when we were children. However, when you have a child with additional ne...

July 29, 2017

The journey from primary to secondary school is daunting for all children but for those with additional needs is can be completely overwhelming.

Therefore the planning and coordination of this transition, in the best interest of the child, will be time well spent.

Teachers and SENCOs should be supporting parents with this transition.

Transitions for children...

June 3, 2017

What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental, or learning and thinking, disorder.  It is caused by a problem with how the brain functions that affects social-emotional, communication, and behaviour skills.  These brain differences can cause problems such as repetitive behaviours and communication difficulties.  The...

May 7, 2017

With the government's deadline for statements of special educational needs being converted to Education Health Care Plan looming, parents must ensure they pay full attention to the process. This should not be a copy and paste exercise by the SEN case officers but a complete evaluation of the document with the young person being central to the process. Loc...

April 29, 2017

Some children and young people may require more help to learn and develop than children and young people of the same age. If this is the case they may be classed as having special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) so they can get extra support. This could include anything from more accessible information to one to one support at school or college.


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