Embracing Dyspraxia – A Spotlight on SEND

Embracing Dyspraxia – A Spotlight on SEND

Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, was first observed in children in the early 1900s and was termed ‘Congenital Maladroitness.’  In 1925, French doctors described it as ‘motor weakness’ and in 1937, Dr Samuel Orton began to focus on...
Dismantling Dyslexia – A Spotlight on SEND

Dismantling Dyslexia – A Spotlight on SEND

Since it was first identified in 1881, Dyslexia has become the most common learning disability worldwide, affecting between 3 and 7% of the population.  Intelligence is mainly unaffected although it is often associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder...
Autism Facts – A Spotlight on SEND

Autism Facts – A Spotlight on SEND

Over the past twenty years, there has been a worldwide increase in children being diagnosed with Autism, and experts are theorising as to why this is happening. Autism is a neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder which affects the normal social and communication...
Calming the Chaos – A Spotlight on SEND

Calming the Chaos – A Spotlight on SEND

It is always difficult when a parent first learns their child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  In the UK, 1 in 10 children will be displaying symptoms of ADHD by the age of 7 years and exhausted parents will have sought help from a...