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SENCo’s queue to get free help with Speech and Language Issues

Integrated Treatment Services see scores of SENCo's booking onto 'hubs' to make provisions for 10% of students with SLCN as reformations loom and NHS remains controversial. With the summer holidays already being a distant memory to most... Read more

Answers to Your Questions About the SEN Reforms

With changes to the current Statement of Special Educational Needs due to come into force in September this year it may be an anxious time for many parents and young people.

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NHS Reforms & SALT

NHS Reforms and the potential opportunities for Speech and Language Therapy Clients   NHS Reforms: the reasons why The Department of Health has stated three main reasons for the drive to modernise the NHS: To balance the... Read more

SEN Reforms

SEN reforms   More details SEN consultation On the 4th October the government published a consultation giving more details of plans to overhaul the special educational needs (SEN) system. The aim of the consultation is to ensure... Read more

Parents to Control SEN Budgets

The Guardian reported this week on what "the government described as the biggest reform of SEN for 30 years". You can read their article in full here:... Read more

Ofsted and Communication

  Children’s communication charity ‘I CAN’ reported recently on developments within Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted is an impartial, independent body that reports directly... Read more

World Austism Awareness Day

Monday 2nd April 2012 marks ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ throughout the globe, officially declared by the United Nations "to highlight the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so they can... Read more

Disabled Children’s Services

CQC Reviews Disabled Children's Services                             The continuing issue of provision of services for children with disabilities again reached the national forum this week following the... Read more

Summary of the Green Paper

Kevin Geeson - Dyslexia Action - 14th October 2011 In this presentation Kevin Geeson, CEO of Dyslexia Action, highlights his concerns about the assessment of hidden disabilities such as dyslexia. He is concerned that dyslexia is not... Read more

Negotiation & Mediation

Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Ian Ross & Lynne Kerry - VieVolve - 14th October 2011 We are all naturally conflict averse. Parents perceive that dealing with LEA's and the SENDIST system is intimidating. This... Read more